HIGHLIGHTS: Salina South Stomps Hutch
Mike Hammett - October 4, 2013 10:03 pm
For the second straight year, the Salina South Cougars ran away with a win over perennial power Hutchinson, picking up a 48-10 win at Salina Stadium on Friday night.
The Cougars scored on the first play of the game for the second straight week. Justin Stonebraker sprinted 74 yards for the score. After a bad snap on the extra point, the Cougars led 6-0.
Hutchinson answered with a 14-play drive that resulted in a 33-yard field goal by Kassidy Lemons, cutting the South lead in half at 6-3.
After that, it was all Cougars.
South answered with a 29-yard touchdown pass from Stonebraker to Zach Nachbar, and followed it with a 15-yard touchdown run by Stonebraker and a 23 yard touchdown pass from Stonebraker to Nachbar to lead 27-3. After blocking a Hutch punt, the Cougars stalled at the Salthawk 7, and were held off the board. South led 27-3 at halftime.
Hutch’s best drive was the first one of the second half. The Salthawks marched 75 yards in 13 plays over 7:45 to score on a 1-yard plunge by sophomore fullback Dekel Pope, pulling Hutch within 17 at 27-10.
South was swift to respond.
On the next play from scrimmage, Mike Jones scored on a 52-yard touchdown run. Then, Hutch fumbled the ensuing kickoff and South recovered. On the next play, Stonebraker hit Nachbar again, this time from 31 yards, to give South a 41-10 lead. In a span of 23 seconds, the Cougars had their lead cut to 17, and then pushed it right back out to 31 points.
South added a touchdown run by Jones in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring.
Unofficially, Jones paced South with 136 yards on 15 carries for two touchdowns. Stonebraker added 119 yards rushing on 10 carries and two scores. Stonebraker was 7-of-11 passing for 155 yards and three touchdowns, all to Nachbar.
Hutchinson was limited to 83 yards of offense in the first half and 218 for the game. Salina South racked up 424 yards with 269 on the ground.
Both teams are now 3-2 overall and 3-1 in AVCTL Division I. The Cougars host Newton next week.