Southeast football wins fourth straight

Andrew D. Brosig/Torrington Telegram Southeast High School linebacker Ethan Steinhausen, right, brings down Niobrara County junior Drake Lamp, stopping a Tiger drive, in the first half on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 in Yoder.

DAYTON – The Southeast High School football team won its fourth straight contest Friday night with a 23-7 road win over Tongue River.

Following a quick three-and-out by the Eagles to start the game, the Class 1A No. 5-ranked Cyclones grabbed an early 6-0 lead when Tate Carson capped off a 40-yard drive with a 4-yard score.

After another three-and-out, Southeast gave the ball to Cord Herring for a second 4-yard touchdown.

Tongue River closed the gap with a touchdown run of its own with four minutes left in the half, but Southeast would get a 39-yard field goal from Ryan Clapper as the half came to a close.

After a scoreless third quarter, Clapper broke free for a 31-yard run. Durward Randall added the point after for what proved to be the final score of the game.

Herring led the Cyclones in rushing with 69 yards on 15 attempts, while Clapper added 65 yards on nine attempts. Quarterback Hayden Anderson was 3-for-8 passing for 39 yards.

On the defensive side of the ball, Carson led Cyclones with 7.5 tackles, while Herring and Patrick Swank added six each.

The Cyclones (4-1 overall and 3-0 in the 1A East) return home to face Upton-Sundance (4-1 and 3-1) on Friday, Oct. 11. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Teeters Memorial Field in Yoder.


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