Before the game, players told The Courier that the plan was to take it easy on Mission, and get the second string into the game by the second quarter, at the latest. They planned to come out in the first quarter, get a half dozen scores or so, then go on cruise control and get everyone on the team in on the fun.
The score was 37-0 Colts in the first quarter. Everyone played.
With the victory, the Colts go to 6-0 overall, and 2-0 in Mission Valley Athletic League play, this season.
Once again, quarterback Rashad Evans stood out. He added to his East Bay best 12.8 yards-per-carry average with a wildly entertaining 78-yard scoring run on a broken play. That was the Colt's fourth touchdown of the first quarter. Evans averaged 43 yards per carry with 129 yards on three attempts.
The Colts made the quarter seem more like a track meet than a football game, with a 66-yard touchdown runs by Justin Brooks and a 59-yard score from Danny Godfrey, and Evans' romp as just the longest sprints of the bunch.
With the game safely put away, the Colts eased off, scoring "only" 28 more points in the final three quarters.
The Mission offense lived down to expectations. Winless against the Colts since 1986 and all opponents so far this season, during which they've managed only 1.2 points per game. This week's goose egg drops them down to an average of a point per game.