LAMAR — McDonald County quarterback Peyton Barton’s touchdown run and a safety added up to the most points scored against the six-time defending Class 2 state champion Lamar Tigers this season, as Lamar came out with a 50-8 win Friday night over McDonald County.

With two minutes remaining in the first quarter, Lamar already led the Mustangs 22-0 and built on a 35-8 halftime lead with the only points of the second half.

McDonald County’s eight points eclipse the six scored earlier this season by Aurora. The Tigers, who own a 40-game winning streak dating back to the 2014 season, have outscored their five opponents this season by a combined score of 222-14.

The Mustangs — 3-3 overall, 1-3 Big 8 — return to action in Week 7 at home against Monett and both teams definitely need a win.

Since playing the role of Homecoming spoiler in Week 5 against Cassville, the Mustangs have fallen in consecutive weeks against state-ranked Mount Vernon (43-21) and state-ranked Lamar (50-8).

The Cubs, meanwhile, have dropped four straight contests, all four Big 8 battles against Mount Vernon (25-20), Lamar (51-0), Aurora (46-10), and Cassville (21-0). The last three weeks have been particularly rough on the defending Class 3 state champions — who lost the farm from last season — being outscored 108-10.

Monett’s won every meeting against McDonald County since the Mustangs began playing in the Big 8 in 2014 — 35-0 last season, 45-6 in 2015, and 67-2 in 2014.

McDonald County head coach Kellen Hoover served as an assistant coach on Monett’s state championship team last season.