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Southeast Pulls Away from Minneapolis

Mike Hammett - September 28, 2013 6:21 am

The Southeast of Saline Trojans looked to be locked in a battle with Minneapolis early. Then, the Trojans used a big second half to put away the game in a 61-14 rout of the Lions.

Minneapolis scored first to take a 7-0 lead. However, Southeast would answer with three straight scores. First, it was Cody Schlesener’s 8-yard run. The two-point conversion failed, and Southeast trailed 7-6 after a quarter. In the second quarter, Schlesener would score twice more on runs of 18 and 3 yards to get Southeast on top 21-7.

Minneapolis would finally answer with a 59-yard touchdown pass from Josh Macy to Skyler Rietbrock with 40 seconds left in the half.

Southeast had one more score in them before the break as Schlesener hit Keith Short on a 40-yard touchdown pass to put Southeast up 28-14 at the break.

In the second half, it was all Southeast. Schlesener added his fourth rushing touchdown of the game on a 34-yard run to put Southeast up 35-14 after three quarters.

Then, the onslaught came in the final period. Short had a pair of rushing touchdowns, from 3 and 15 yards, Dane Long added a 2-yard scoring run, and then the scoring was capped with a 100-yard interception return.

Schlesener had a huge night with 123 yards rushing on 11 carries, and was 5-of-6 passing for 123 yards. He had a hand in five touchdowns.

Short had 30 carries for 209 yards and three total touchdowns.

The Trojans are 4-0, 2-0 in the NCAA. They host Russell on Friday.