HIGHLIGHTS: South Advances In Playoffs; Bishop Carroll Next
Todd Pittenger - November 8, 2013 10:45 pm
The Salina South Cougars rolled to a 56 – 15 first round playoff win Friday night.
The Cougars hosted the Wichita West Pioneers, a team making its first playoff appearance since 2002.
South would score the first two touchdowns of the game. Justin Stonebraker hit Zach Nachbar with a 38 yard touchdown pass to open the scoring. A short time later, Mike Jones turned it into a two possession lead with an 81 yard touchdown run.
At the end of the 1st quarter South lead 14 – 0.
The Pioneers would try to stay in the game, scoring a touchdown midway through the 2nd quarter, and then converting a 2 point try to cut the score to 14 – 8.
It was all South after that, though. Mike Jones scored on a 1 yard run, and then less than a minute later Aaron Mar returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown to give the Cougars a 28 – 8 lead, and a little breathing room. Ryan Fox would rumble into the end zone from 20 yards out just before halftime to give the hometown Cougars a 35 – 8 halftime lead.
The Cougars scored the only touchdown of the 3rd quarter when Mike Jones scampered in from 17 yards out. South lead 42 – 8 heading into the final quarter,
The Pioneers made a quarterback change in the 4th quarter,and on his first play in the game Chaz Capps threw a 52 yard touchdown pass to Christian Fagagua.
The Cougars came right back, with Jones breaking free for a 65 yard touchdown run, his fourth of the game. Fox would close out the scoring with a touchdown in the final 2 minutes, his second of the game.
Along with his four touchdowns, Mike Jones also rushed for over 200 yards.
The Cougars will play next week at Wichita Bishop Carroll, the same location where their season has ended the past 2 seasons with disappointing playoff losses.