BASEHOR — One week after picking up its first win of the season, the Independence Bulldogs found themselves in a hole early in a 50-0 loss to unbeaten Basehor-Linwood Friday night.
The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 1-3 overall. Meanwhile, the Bobcats improved to 4-0.
Independence was in for a tough battle against a Basehor-Linwood squad that had not allowed a point all season. Following Friday’s outcome, the Bobcats have outscored their four opponents by a combined 223-0.
The game was a contrast in styles compared to one week earlier when the Bulldogs racked up 56 points and 583 total yards of offense in a victory at Parsons. This time around, IHS recorded just 22 total yards, including a net of eight yards on the ground after rushing for 577 yards last week.
Basehor-Linwood took control of things from the start, striking for a pair of touchdowns in the game’s first five minutes and opening up a 29-0 advantage after 12 minutes of action.
The host team added a pair of second-quarter scores in opening up a 43-0 halftime advantage.
The Bobcats tacked on one more score early in the third quarter and cruised from there.
Basehor-Linwood, which advanced to the Class 4A-Division I semifinals a year ago, finished the contest with 321 yards of offense.
This was a third straight road game for Independence, which will make just its second home appearance of the season next week against Anderson County. ACHS is coming off a 42-29 loss against Osawatomie.