Busch Carries

Nate Busch of the Washington Blue Jays runs with the ball against Ft. Zumwalt North in O'Fallon Friday. Washington quarterback Cory Hardesty is in the background. The Panthers defeated Washington. Missourian Photo/Lyle Whitworth.

Ft. Zumwalt North has has Washington's number in recent meetings and that carried over to Friday's Gateway Athletic Conference Central Division game in O'Fallon.

The Panthers scored early and often in a 56-7 win over the Blue Jays (0-5).

Ft. Zumwalt North (5-0) beat Washington twice last year, including in the Class 5 district playoffs.

The Blue Jays host Ft. Zumwalt South (0-5) in a league game next Friday.

Game coverage will be in the Wednesday Missourian.