The Serra Conquistadors were looking for their first home win in 2016; the Hoover Cardinals were looking for their first win of the season.
Only one of these teams would walk away with their intended result.
Bryan Pratt scored four first-half touchdowns, including three on the ground, and the Q-Dawgs used a big first half to shut out Hoover 47-0 on Friday night.
The visitors opened with the ball, but did not keep it for long. Three straight Jack Fanning incompletions quickly gave the ball to Serra (3-5), who scored on their first play from scrimmage. Pratt would take the hand-off from quarterback Joaquin McKinney, and 29 yards later, the Conquistadors found themselves up 7-0.
Hoover's (0-8) second possession also ended with a punt, which Zac Rohde managed to block and return 18 yards for the special teams score. Each team would trade two more series before the next score.
The Cardinals would attempt another punt deep in their territory, but this time it would be blocked by Kieve Curry. The ball took a Serra bounce out of the endzone for the safety, giving the Q-Dawgs the 16-0 lead.
On the ensuing kickoff, Pratt once again found paydirt, taking the kick 66 yards back the other way for six points and a 23-0 lead for the hosts after the first quarter. Pratt would score two more times in the second quarter before sitting out the second half. McKinney added a touchdown run of his own in the frame.
Serra will look to make it two in a row at home next week when they host Clairemont, while Hoover looks for their first win when they head to Patrick Henry.