Cyclones avoid shutout with late score

Tom Milstead/Torrington Telegram Southeast junior quarterback Hayden Anderson led the Cyclones with 140 yards rushing and a score during Friday’s 49-7 loss to the Big Horn Rams.

YODER – Going into the fourth quarter, the Wyopreps.com Class 1A top-ranked Big Horn Rams had held the Southeast High School football team out of the end zone, but with 3:08 left in the game, Cyclone junior quarterback Hayden Anderson cracked the end zone for the team’s only score of the game.

When the final horn sounded, the visiting Rams came away with a 49-7 win over the Cyclones.

Up until that final Southeast drive, it was all Big Horn.

The Rams got on the scoreboard early with a 67-yard touchdown run less than two minutes into the game.

Big Horn added a second score with under two and a half minutes to play in the first, but Southeast looked to respond on the following drive.

The Cyclones chewed up the remainder of the time in the first, but with four seconds left sophomore Ryan Clapper missed a 43-yard field goal attempt, allowing the Rams to take a 14-0 lead into the second quarter.

The Rams added three more scores in the second – all through the air and all coming on completions greater than 30 yards.

The visitors found the end zone twice more in the third before Southeast capped off a quick five-play drive for Anderson finding his way to the end zone on a 12-yard keeper.

Anderson led the Cyclones with 140 yards rushing on 19 attempts, while sophomore Cord Herring added 37 yards on 15 attempts.

On the defensive side of the ball, senior Greg Logsdon recorded 7.5 tackles, while Herring added seven stops.

The Cyclones (5-3 overall and 4-2 in the East Conference) now turn their attention to the Class 1A playoffs as Southeast will travel to Shoshoni (4-4 and 3-1) for a 5 p.m. kickoff on Friday, Nov. 1.

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