GREENWOOD — It didn't take the Greenwood Bulldogs very long to settle in for their long-awaited home opener Friday.

The Bulldogs recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff and scored a touchdown on the next play. Moments later, Luke Leonard returned a punt 57 yards for another TD to put Greenwood up 14-0, and the Bulldogs went on to a 49-13 win against Sand Springs, Okla.

"Once again, we took care of the football and (quarterback) Peyton (Holt) played unbelievable that first half; I thought he made great decisions," Greenwood coach Rick Jones said. "Our young receivers are stepping up, I'm so proud of them and it looked like our line was solid, we were getting squared up on them and moving, so it was overall a good night."

Greenwood (2-1) finally had its home opener after starting the season with back-to-back road games at Northside and Southside. The Bulldogs felt right at home out of the gate.

Sand Springs received the opening kickoff, but the Sandites were unable to come onto the field to run a play. That's because they fumbled the return, and Greenwood's Travis Cox made the recovery at the Sand Springs 13.

On the very next play, Greenwood quarterback Peyton Holt took a keeper 13 yards into the end zone. Grant Ennis tacked on the PAT, putting the Bulldogs up 7-0 just 14 seconds into the game.

The Bulldogs' defense forced a three-and-out when the Sandites finally went on offense, forcing a punt. Leonard received the punt at his own 43 and found an open seam just beyond midfield, outracing the Sandites to complete a 57-yard TD.

Ennis' PAT made it 14-0 Bulldogs with barely two minutes elapsed.

Sand Springs (1-2) was able to put together a long drive on its next series and reached inside the Bulldog 25, but turned the ball over on downs. Greenwood needed just four plays to tack on to its lead.

One play after Holt broke a 54-yard keeper before being tackled out of bounds at the Sandite 2, tailback Marc Jones plunged into the end zone. Ennis' third PAT made it 21-0 late in the first quarter.

Greenwood got the ball back once again right before the quarter ended, and marched down to the Sandite 18 before switching ends. On the opening play of the second quarter, Holt zipped a pass over the middle to Leonard, who went in for his second TD of the night as the Bulldogs led, 28-0.

Leonard, a senior, finished the night catching seven passes for 76 yards and also returned three punts for 70 more yards.

"That kid's stepping up," Jones said of Leonard. "You look at the progress he's made from Week 1 to Week 2 to Week 3, now he's sort of become what we call a dude.

"He's sort of becoming a dude that we have to look for and create things for; I was very, very impressed with him."

After Leonard's receiving TD, the Bulldogs forced a punt on the ensuing series and regained possession. Greenwood then needed five plays, all coming on Holt passes, over 69 yards to make it 35-0.

From the Sandite 31, Holt tossed a short sideline pass to receiver Treyton Dawson, who bounced off several tacklers and broke loose into the end zone. Ennis then made it a perfect 5-for-5 on PAT attempts in the first half.

Greenwood took the second-half kickoff and went 80 yards in nine plays, capped by a 10-yard TD scramble from Holt, making it 42-0.

After the Sandites finally got on the board with a touchdown, Greenwood responded with a seven-play 66-yard drive. Five of those plays were completions by backup quarterback Jace Presley, and the touchdown came on an 18-yard run from backup tailback Aydin Chatfield.

Jackson Stewart came on to kick the PAT, extending the Bulldogs' lead to 49-6 late in the third quarter.

Greenwood finished with 396 total yards, 244 of those passing. Holt completed 15-of-18 passes for 158 yards and was 11-of-12 passing in the first half. Holt also had 77 yards rushing.

Sand Springs rushed for 231 yards but was held to 46 yards passing. Greenwood also held a 19-17 edge in first downs.