While the vast majority of Week 1 high school football games will get going starting Friday and throughout the weekend, the spotlight belonged to just two teams on Thursday night.
And one of those teams took all of it.
East Syracuse-Minoa raced to a 32-0 lead over Watertown in the first five minutes of the high school season opener and never looked back in a 47-21 victory on Thursday night at Spartan Stadium.
Senior quarterback Sean Richardson lit up the Cyclones with 222 passing yards and three touchdowns.
He also rushed for a 58 yard score.
Give Watertown credit, they showed heart rallying from that 32-0 deficit, making it just an 11-point game at 32-21 by halftime.
But the Spartans slowed them down in the second half and added two scores of their own in the victory.
ES-M steps out of league play next week, when it heads down the Thruway to take on Colonie from Section II.