SPORTS CAMP INFO
Football team withstands trifecta of games over break to remain undefeated
October 30, 2013By Nick Holland of Southport High School
The football team was busy over break maintaining their unblemished record. The team had three tests over the break against conference foes Bloomington North, Columbus North and the opening round of sectionals vs. Perry Meridian.
The Cards started off with a 70-41 thrashing of Bloomington North in a game that saw three Southport records be broken. Senior running back Christian Perry broke the record for most yards in a game by a rusher with 432 yards. He also broke the record for most touches in a game with 40. Finally, the Cards broke the record for the most points scored in a game in school history.
Head coach Mr. Bill Peebles was proud of how well his gameplan worked out.
“We thought we could run the ball, and we did,” Peebles said. “We built up a big lead and they came back, but we just continued to run in order to run out the clock so we could get out of there with a win.”
Next the Cards took on Columbus North and squeaked out a win by a score of 28-21. Peebles thought the sophomore quarterback Luke Johnston and Perry played the best for the Cards. Johnston had 290 yards passing with 3 TDs and Perry added 173 yards and a TD of his own.
Finally, the Cards took on Perry Meridian and won by a staggering score of 45-15. The score was 24-0 in the first quarter, the fastest start the Cards have had this season according to Peebles. He also thought this was the best overall game the Cards have played all year.
“We finally came out and all three phases played well,” Peebles said. “I was proud with how I guys came out and executed and played throughout the game.”
The Cards next game will be the Sectional Finals this Friday, Nov. 1, against the Arsenal Technical Titans.
Though Tech enters the game with a 5-5 record Peebles knows the game will a good one.
“It’s a completely different kind of team,” Peebles said. “They play truly physical, defense-oriented football. It will be a grudge match and will be no where near high scoring. They are fast and we are preparing for that.”
Peebles said that the team isn’t doing anything special heading into practice this week because he feels there is nothing they can really do they haven't already done.
“You’re not going to get any better at tackling or blocking this late in the season,” Peebles said. “You just have to work on the guys knowing where to go and what to do when they get in any kind of situation. We are just going to work on our game plan and execute like we have every other week this season.”
Come out and support the Cards in the tournament game. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. and tickets will be $7.
SHS News Bureau