The Carlyle Indians ran into the Columbia Eagles, whose mood was still soured by their loss to Wesclin in week 4.
Columbia rumbled for nearly 400 yards of total offense to overwhelm Carlyle 64-28 in Cahokia Conference play Friday.
The Eagles got 200 yards rushing on 23 carries (8.7 yard avg.) from Donovan Bieber, who made his debut at running back in grand fashion. The 5-foot-11, 160-pound sophomore filled in for the injured Colton Byrd with three touchdowns.
Quarterback Nic Horner completed 12 of 23 pass attempts for 142 yards and connected with Jared Germain and Jordan Holmes for touchdowns. Germain also booted a field goal.
The Indians took the lead early on Landon Smith’s one-yard run and tied the game in the second quarter on a 76-yard pass from Alex Huels to Tyler Siever.
But the Eagles scored three touchdowns unanswered and outscored Carlyle by 25 in the second half.
Carlyle also scored on a 74-yard pass from Huels to Nick Becker and on a 20-yard keeper by Huels.
Holmes finished the game for Columbia with six catches for 82 yards. Dylan Hildebrand, Connor Holten and Matt Muehlher each recovered Carlyle fumbles.
Carlyle fell to 3-2 and next takes on unbeaten Wesclin at home Friday at 7 p.m. Columbia improved to 3-2 and travels to Freeburg.