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Gavin Smithson-Burciaga broke free for a 46-yard touchdown score in the second quarter.

Monroe Central scored six touchdowns in the first half and went on to coast past visiting Oldenburg Academy Friday night, 45-0. 

Gavin Smithson-Burciaga caught a pair of touchdown passes, one going for 63 yards, as the Bears had their way with the Twisters. Bears’ quarterback Jackson Ullom completed 7 of 12 passes for 169 yards including a pair of touchdown strikes. 

The big highlight, however, may have been from the foot of Elijah “Kicking Bear” Taylor, who booted a school record 32-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. 

Jeremiah also had a big play for the Bears – a 41-yard run for a score. 

The Bears, ranked No. 4 in Class A, improved to 4-0 and half allowed just 24 points in four games, surrendering just 6.0 points a game, sixth best in all of Indiana. Caleb Snyder had seven tackles and Smithson-Burciaga, Taylor and Cole Munchel recorded six each. Jackson Ullom, Joel Kennedy and Justus Ullom intercepted passes with Kennedy’s going for a pick six. Freshman Elijah Goodspeed recorded a sack 

The Bears will host No. 2 (No. 1 in the AP) South Adams on Friday.

Game summary

Oldenburg 0 0 0 0 0

Monroe Central 7 25 0 3 45

GOLDEN BEARS

RUSHING – Ja. Ullom 2-14; Tinsman 1-1; Ju. Ullom 3-44; Je. Ullom 2-62; Wilson2-6; Case 1-9; Anderson 1-1; Kennedy 4-39;Farmer 1-(-3). Totals 17-173.

PASSING – Ja. Ullom 7-12 for 169 yards (2 TDs, 0 int); Wilson 0-1 for 0 yards. 

RECEIVING – Smithson-Burciaga 3-132 (2 TDs); Jones 0-0; Case 1-9; Anderson 1-(-3); Kennedy 2-20; Davidson 0-0. Totals 7-169.

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