YODER – The Southeast Cyclones have installed “a lot of new stuff” the last couple weeks at practice, according to Southeast head coach Mark Bullington, but they are waiting for the right time to showcase it.
Friday evening was not the night to break it out, as the 9-Man top-ranked Southeast High School football team lit up the scoreboard with 70 points in a 70-22 victory over the Moorcroft Wolves at Teeters Memorial Field in Yoder.
Four different Cyclones found the end zone on nine occasions. Senior Brant Fullmer scored four times, while junior Cord Herring scored three touchdowns. Junior Grant Logsdon and freshman Matthew Chapman also had one each.
“(Moorcroft) was out five or six starters,” Bullington said. “I’ve been in that situation before. You have to let them have a little bit and make them feel like they have something going. It’s hard when you are playing freshmen and sophomores against juniors and seniors.”
It didn’t take Southeast long to grab an early 7-0 lead.
Four plays into the game, Fullmer broke free for seven yards.
It was the first of 50 straight points by Southeast.
“Our kids played well. We still need to tackle better with our second bunch,” Bullington said. “We executed pretty well.”
Herring scored the next two touchdowns, giving the Cyclones a 21-0 only six minutes into the contest.
Fullmer sprinted 54 yards, capping off the quarter with his second rushing score.
Southeast’s offensive output continued into the second quarter with two more scores from Fullmer and one more from Herring.
Mix in a safety by the Cyclone defense, Southeast led 50-0 at the half.
With a running clock in effect for the second half, it didn’t slow either team down. Both teams combined for 42 points over the final 24 minutes.
Moorcroft put its first points in the with 5:16 left in the third quarter.
The momentum for the visiting Wolves was short-lived as Herring returned the ensuing kick 65 yards for a score.
The Wolves punched in its second touchdown from a yard out in the closing moments of the quarter.
Over the final quarter, Logsdon and Chapman capped off the game with two more rushing touchdowns.
For the game, Southeast racked up 471 yards of offense, led by Herring with 133 yards of rushing on 10 attempts, while Fullmer added 90 yards on six tries. Senior tight end Bodie Herring led the Cyclones with two receptions for 30 yards.
Senior quarterback Hayden Anderson was 3-for-5 passing for 28 yards, while Logsdon was 2-for-4 for 33 yards.
Defensively, sophomore linebacker Dawson Mullock led the team with seven solo tackles, including two for a loss. Senior defensive back Reece Robertson added six stops.
Southeast (5-0 overall and 3-0 in the 9-Man East) travels to Saratoga (2-2 and 1-2). Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.
“Saratoga won’t be bad,” Bullington said. “They have some dudes that can really play football.”