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Defense, Frazier's arm push Bluffton to another big win

The thrill for C.J. Frazier lies somewhere within his competitive nature.

The goal, he says -- aside from wins and losses -- is to top himself every week until he can claim to have played a perfect game as Bluffton High School's quarterback.

He came close Friday night.

Frazier passed for 256 yards and five touchdowns in yet another Bobcats blowout, this one a 62-0 victory over Hardeeville. And he did it all in one half. The Bobcats led 48-0 at halftime, allowing Frazier to rest his arm for the final two quarters.

"It's like a video game," Frazier said. "I just drop back and look at whoever is open. They all catch it, and they all can run."

Dimitri Lowry took his turn Friday night.

The transfer from Hilton Head Prep hauled in three touchdown passes in the opening half, including a 32-yard touchdown reception on Bluffton's first play from scrimmage. Jerry Scott and Eric Boyles also caught touchdowns.

The Bobcats (3-0) scored on their first five offensive possessions in the opening half and at one point tallied scores on four of five offensive plays.

"This offense is dangerous," Lowry said. "We haven't even clicked yet on all cylinders."

The offense -- which has scored 198 points in three weeks -- has overshadowed a largely revamped defensive unit that performed above expectations for a third consecutive week.

Hardeeville (0-2) failed to cross midfield in the first half, and all three of its first downs came via penalty. The Hurricanes finished 1 for 14 on third down. Sophomore Devontae Doe was one of the few offensive bright spots for the Hurricanes, rushing for 53 yards on 19 carries, including 42 yards in the second half.

The Bobcats forced seven fumbles, recovered three of them -- including a Lennon Youmans touchdown recovery -- recorded seven sacks and picked off a pass.

Through three games, they have forced nearly as many turnovers (13) as points they have allowed (14).

"I'm disappointed we weren't able to put up a better showing," Hurricanes coach Blake Raley said. "But they had a lot to do with our performance."

The Bobcats will make their first road trip next week when they travel to face Estill, a team they defeated 56-7 a year ago.

That offensive output registered as the second highest mark in last year's record-breaking season. The Bobcats have surpassed that single-game mark in all three games in 2011.

"I'm just glad I don't have to defend (us)," Bobcats coach Ken Cribb said. "We've got some kids that can play. You have to enjoy it when you've got it. I'm glad I'm their coach -- they make a coach look good."

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