SCOTTVILLE — Coming in with an 0-3 record, the Mason County Central football team needed a win badly and exploded for a 48-0 victory over Holton on the road Friday night in the Western Michigan Conference-Rivers.

The Spartans built an 18-0 lead at the end of the first quarter, and never looked back.

“All three phases of the game went well tonight,” Spartans coach Scott Briggs said. “Special teams, offense, defense … so the team played very well together.

“Real good teamwork, everybody was doing their job, and good things happened. It was good to see. The team needed it. Going in 0-3, the team needed the win.”

Jayden Perrone got the Spartans started with a 16-yard run. Will Chye followed with a 39-yard run and Riley McLouth closed out the first quarter scoring with a 26-yard reception from Chye.

Chye started the second quarter by completing a 33-yard pass. Peyton Merz added a two-yard run and Perrone scored for the second time on a five-yard run with Perrone adding the point after kick.

Tyler Thurow scored the last Spartans touchdown on a 69-yards scamper and Perrone kicked the point after.

Chye was 3-of-4 passing for 87 yards and two touchdowns. Leading the ground game was Perrone with 52 yards on seven attempts and two scores. Merz gained 48 yards on seven tries with one score and Chye added 48 yards on the ground on just two carries and a touchdown.

The Spartans are at home next Friday for a conference game with Ravenna. Holton fell to 0-4 overall and 0-2 in the conference and is scheduled to host White Cloud next Friday.