Landon held St. Stephen's to 53 total yards and two first downs while a balanced offense recorded 357 yards, resulting in a 46-0 home victory for the Bears in the Interstate Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

Landon (2-1) jumped out to a 27-0 halftime lead as running back Clay Curtis scored two touchdowns.

The Saints (1-2), who have only six seniors on their 34-man roster, gained one yard on 12 plays before intermission. St. Stephen's did not get a first down until 5:10 remained in the third quarter.

"They blitzed a lot, and our line was a little confused," St. Stephen's quarterback David Hale said. "They don't have a star player like Lawrence Taylor, they're just a strong defense."

The Landon backfield was strong as well. Curtis, a junior, led all rushers with 77 yards on 10 first-half carries. Sophomore Marvin Bowser added 54 yards on 10 carries and four others combined for 98 yards on 24 carries.

Junior quarterback Clayton Weber completed eight of 10 passes for 125 yards and one touchdown before giving way in the second half to Mike Banks, who ran for two touchdowns.

"We have depth at the backfield positions," Landon Coach Lowell Davis said. "We have three fullbacks, three tailbacks and two very good quarterbacks. No matter who's in there we don't lose very much at all."

Landon's passing game got the Bears downfield on the opening drive of the game, as Weber completed his first six passes. His sixth, a 32-yard completion to Devin Griffin on a fourth-and-12 play, gave the Bears a 6-0 lead with 7:16 left in the first quarter.

Griffin led all receivers with three catches for 71 yards, while Bill Magruder added three for 32 yards.

Curtis scored on a nine-yard run with 1:21 left in the first quarter and added a one-yard score 10 seconds before intermission.