The Howard Tigers built a 24-0 halftime lead and never looked back, posting a 44-8 win over the Menno-Marion Razorbacks on Friday night at Marion.
Jordan Kuhle put the Tigers on the board first with a 4-yard run in the opening period, putting Howard on top 6-0.
Kuhle scored on another short run of three yards in the second period to put the Tigers up 12-0.
Luke Loudenburg scored twice before intermission. He scored on a 61-yard punt return and added a three-yard touchdown run to make the score read 24-0 at halftime.
Loudenburg returned a fumble nine yards for the only score of the third period.
Loudenburg was not done scoring. He hit paydirt twice in the final 12 minutes, scoring on runs of 18 and 65 yards. Howard tacked on a two-point conversion when Gunner Gilbertson hit Jonah Rothermel after the Tigers' last touchdown.
Nick Gortmaker scored the only touchdown for the Razorbacks. Gortmaker passed to Joey Pessia for the two-point conversion.
"I thought our defense was outstanding," Howard Coach Pat Ruml said. "We set the tone and were really physical with them."
Gilbertson was 1-of-5 passing for 41 yards. Tanner Henkel caught the only pass for 41 yards.
Loudenburg rushed 21 times for 232 yards.
"Our offense was a little off; we have a lot of things to clean up this week," Ruml said. "We had too many penalties and missed passing opportunities. We just couldn't finish drives throughout the game. We will have things corrected this Friday."
Gortmaker was 4-of-9 passing for 46 yards and rushed for 100 yards on 31 attempts.
Nick Pardy had 17 tackles to pace the Tigers' defense. Kaleb Haas had 16 tackiles while Bailey Neises and Kuhle each had 15 tackles.
Howard (4-0 overall) will host Hanson on Friday at 7 p.m.
"This will be a big test for us on our homecoming," Ruml said. "Hanson is a better team than its record shows and they always give us problems."