RED RAIDERS HUMBLE THE CAVALIERS IN A BLOWOUT
By: Anthony Perkins
Belmont – South Point’s Red Raiders scored early and often on their Homecoming Night to build a 41-0 lead against conference foe East Rutherford on Friday night. Despite the blowout win, the South Point fans got a scare on the third play from scrimmage when quarterback Scottie Lee went to the sidelines after a bone crushing hit by East Rutherford’s Cade Hamilton. Backup Keaton Hale came in and finished the first quarter by running for a 24 yard score and then tossing a 27 yard scoring strike to Ray Grier to complete the first quarter scoring.
In the second quarter, Lee went back to calling the signals for the Red Raiders and on his first snap he took off on a 27 yard touchdown run and followed that with two passes to Grier for 15 and 45 yard scoring tosses to put the game away by the middle of the second quarter. Before the half ended, defensive back Tre Glenn scooped up a Cavalier fumble and rumbled 23 yards for the final first half points and a 41-0 South Point lead.
During the half-time Homecoming festivities Katelyn Shipman was crowned as South Point’s Homecoming Queen.
When play resumed in the third quarter South Point went to the second line players for numerous offensive and defensive positions and they saw very limited or no action in the entire half. The only points scored in the third quarter were put on the board by East Rutherford fullback Demetrius Mauney on a one yard run with just over six minutes remaining in the quarter.
In the fourth quarter Naseem Jones added another score for the Red Raiders on a seven yard run and Jacob Alexander added the final points of the game on an eleven yard run and the 55-7 final score.
After the game South Point head coach Adam Hodge said, “The coaches did their jobs and the players played well.” He was also excited that lots of players that don’t usually get much playing time finished out the game and they also performed well.
The Red Raiders moved to 2-0 in the conference and 8-0 for the season. The Cavaliers fell to 1-1 in the conference and 5-3 for the season. Next week South Point will hit the road to face R-S Central while East Rutherford will be at home to host Chase.