PINE BLUFFS – The Southeast High School football team’s defensive scoreless streak come to an end Friday evening, but the Cyclones improved to 4-0 on the season with a 41-14 win over the Pine Bluffs Hornets.
Southeast came into Friday’s contest having not allowed an opponent to score in 12 quarters.
The 9-man No. 1-ranked Cyclones extended the streak to 15 quarters before Pine Bluffs put up the first points on Southeast this season.
After the teams traded possessions to open the game, Southeast used a two-play, 8-yard drive to score the game’s first points. Southeast senior Brant Fullmer was used on both plays and capped off the drive with a 4-yard run.
Southeast extended its lead with 14 points in the second quarter courtesy of a 37-yard touchdown pass to junior running back Ryan Clapper from senior quarterback Hayden Anderson. Clapper also rushed for a 22-yard score late in the half to put the Cyclones in front 21-0.
The visitors didn’t take long to push their lead to 28 in the third quarter.
Less than two minutes into the third, Southeast struck quick with a single play.
SEHS senior Durward Randall’s punt return to the Hornet 43-yard line setup a touchdown from Anderson to senior Reece Robertson touchdown.
Nine minutes later, Anderson connected with tight end Bodie Herring on a 30-yard completion for his third touchdown of the game.
Early in the fourth, Southeast’s scoreless streak came to an end when Pine Bluffs’ Andrew Loya rushed for a 19-yard score.
With 6:40 left in the game, Fullmer added his second rushing touchdown of the game – this time from 5-yards out.
The Hornets would crack the end zone a second time towards the ending of the game.
Anderson went 3-for-11 through the air for 110 yards and three scores, while Clapper rushed for 96 yards on 10 attempts. Fullmer added 57 yards on 12 tries, and junior Cord Herring added 24 yards on six carries.
Cord Herring led the Cyclone defense with 11.5 tackles, including 10 solo stops and three for a loss. Senior Harrison Hall added 6.5 tackles, including three for a loss.
The Cyclones (4-0 overall and 2-0 in the 9-Man East) host Moorcroft (2-2 and 1-2) at 6 p.m. Friday.