YODER – The Southeast Cyclones allowed the Big Horn Rams to rack up the score early and failed to claw their way back in Friday, falling at home 51-23.
One of Big Horn’s two punts came on their first possession of the game. The Cyclones put together an impressive seven-play drive that stalled out and they turned it over on downs. Big Horn made Southeast pay on the next play, scoring on a 69-yard run.
Southeast then had to punt again and the Rams marched down the field again, finding the end zone on a one-yard run. The Cyclones threw a pick-six on the first play of their next drive, adding up the score to 19-0 with 3:01 to go in the first.
The Rams scored on the first play of the second quarter to continue to improve their lead. They went on to score two more touchdowns, while the Cyclones couldn’t put together a drive more than a three-and-out. Hayden Anderson did come up with both of his interceptions late in the first half. By intermission, the Rams held a 38-0 lead.
After a Big Horn score in the third quarter, Southeast got on the board with Sterling Werner blocking a punt that went out of the back of the end zone for a safety, putting the score at 44-2. The Cyclones scored on their next possession with Dawson Beck capping off a nine-yard drive with a five-yard touchdown run.
In the fourth quarter, Mick Steinhausen scored on an eight-yard run, but the Rams found the end zone again on a 20-yard pass, putting the score at 51-16. Chase Lovercheck scored the final points on the game on a 48-yard run.
Full stats were unavailable to the Telegram at press time.
The loss put the Cyclones at 1-1 on the season, with an 0-1 record in the conference. Southeast hits the road again on Friday for a match up against Wright, with the kickoff slated for 7 p.m.