SEMINOLE — A lightning-quick touchdown on Seminole’s first offensive play of the game served as the impetus for a 42-8 non-district triumph over Tecumseh Friday night.

Quarterback Cade Hammond hooked up with Cameron Gunville for a 68-yard touchdown aerial. Jamon Dennis converted the 2-point conversion and the rout was on.

The Chieftains (3-0) upped the count to 14-0 as Hammond and Joey Harrison hooked up on a 36-yard TD reception in the back of the end zone.

Late in the first quarter, Tecumseh’s offense was driving, only to have Hunter Wurtz claim an interception. Seminole turned it over on downs, but a Tecumseh running back was stripped of the ball. Seminole’s Chico Baker scooped it up and ran 50 yards to paydirt.

Another Seminole interception, this one by Gunville, set up the Chieftains’ fourth touchdown. Gunville recorded a 15-yard touchdown run. A 2-point conversion run by Wurtz made it 28-0 at the intermission.

Seminole received a third-quarter 8-yard touchdown run from Gunville and Baker wrapped up the Chieftain scoring on a 5-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Tecumseh’s third-quarter touchdown came on a 1-yard run from Brayden James.

Seminole outrushed Tecumseh 266-106 and collected 136 passing yards to 90 for the Savages.

Dennis was the leading rusher with 146 yards on 23 carries.

Seminole didn’t commit a turnover while Tecumseh had five. Justin Hamilton posted an interception.

“Our defense has created 15 turnovers in three games,” Seminole coach Mike Snyder said. “And our offense played much better than last week.”

Seminole will be home Friday for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff with Lincoln Christian.

Tecumseh, 1-1, will entertain McLoud at 7:30 Friday.