Southeast Routs Lyons
Mike Hammett - October 26, 2013 6:24 am
The Southeast of Saline Trojans are in a position to play for a playoff spot after Friday’s 49-0 win over the Lyons Lions.
The Southeast defense took the spotlight in the game, holding Lyons’ high-flying passing attack to just 56 yards. Quarterback Ryan McClure was just 4-for-18 passing on the night and threw an interception. McClure averaged just over 295 passing yards per game coming in.
Southeast took the early lead on a nine-yard touchdown pass from Cody Schlesener to Matt Helvey to go up 7-0. Southeast added a 53-yard punt return for a score by Helvey to lead 14-0 after a quarter.
In the second quarter, Keith Short added a five-yard touchdown run to push the lead to 21-0. Helvey would score again on a 20-yard pass from Schlesener to give Southeast a 28-0 halftime lead.
Southeast continued to pull away in the second half. Dane Long scored on a five-yard run, and Schlesener scored on a 10-yard run to push the Trojan lead to 42-0 after three quarters.
Southeast added a 3-yard touchdown run by Schlesener early in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring.
Southeast was led by Short’s 129 yards rushing on 25 carries. Schlesener was 3-of-6 passing for 34 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for 103 yards on 13 carries and two more scores. The Trojans picked up 319 yards of total offense in the game, with 285 yards on the ground.
Lyons was limited to 190 yards of total offense, with 134 yards on the ground.
Southeast of Saline is 6-2 on the season and 1-1 in district play. The simplest path to the playoffs for Southeast is to beat Ellsworth at Ellsworth on Thursday night and have Sacred Heart defeat Lyons. A loss by the Trojans would result in having to turn to tiebreakers from the Kansas State High School Activities Association to determine who makes the playoffs.