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Phil Perry/Coal Valley News - Junior Kalen Booth completed six passes in his debut as signal caller for Van High on Friday versus Meadow Bridge.

MEADOW BRIDGE - Van High opened its 2019 football campaign on the road at Meadow Bridge and after just a six point halftime deficit, the Bulldogs fell to the home team, 40-6.

Van's only score in the game came on a 75-yard scamper from Brady Green. The Wildcats (1-0) scored 20 points in the third quarter and 14 in the final frame to put the game away.

Van (0-1) could not contain a potent rushing attack from Meadow Bridge. Van's Kalen Booth completed 6-of-14 passes for 67 yards in his debut under center. Green, a freshman, completed 2-of-6 passes for 20 yards.

Van coach Steve "Foot" Price could not be reached by phone before CVN print deadline.

PASSING: Booth 6-of-14 for 67 yards , Green 2-of-6 for 20 yards.

RUSHING: David Stewart 15 rushes for 81 yards, Booth 8 rushes for 23 yards, Green 4 rushes for 81 yards.

RECEIVING: Stewart caught 4 passes for 59 yards and Booth 1 for 14.

DEFENSE: Hunter McMicken made 11 tackles and Slade Adams had 8. McMicken had a sack and Booth picked off 1 pass.

Van will travel to Liberty (Raleigh) on Sept. 6.

Reporter Phil Perry can be reached at pperry@hdmediallc.com or at 304-307-2402.