BARTLETT -- No one in Hubbard was surprised to see Hubbard's Jaguars jump out to a fast start in their season opener Friday night in Bartlett, where the Jags did a little of everything in their 36-6 victory.
"That's about right for an opening night," said Hubbard coach Russell Anderson, who was excited about getting the season started with 18 upperclassmen and about that many returning starters from a team that reached the playoffs a year ago.
The Jags were as good -- or even better -- than advertised.
QB Logan Morris ran for a touchdown and threw two TD passes to lead the way, but there was a long parade of players who had big opening nights.
Justin Johnson caught two TD passes and had a big night on defense, and Cooper Martin ran for a touchdown as the Jags scored five times before Bartlett got on the board.
Martin's 24-yard run got the party started for Hubbard and then Morris hit Johnson with a 35-yard TD pass to give the Jags a 14-0 lead. Morris then scored on a 6-yard run and Morris hit Johnson with the biggest pass play of the night, a 56-yard TD strike.
Hubbard's fifth touchdown came on a 9-yard run by RJ Cormier and the Jags closed out their scoring with a 4-yard run from Joseph Green.
"We were ready to play and got off to a good start, but we slowed down in the second quarter," Anderson said. "We came out in the second half and Tyler Pierce had a 45-yard punt return to get us in the Red Zone and that kind of got us going again and gave us momentum again.
"Our defense played really well the entire game," he said. "We did a little bit of everything."
Hubbard is on the road again when the Jaguars travel to face Itasca in another non-district game.