YODER – It didn’t take long for the Southeast Cyclones to put away the winless Guernsey Vikings in a rare Friday afternoon matinee in a 69-6 victory.
The first pass of the game by the visitors was picked off by sophomore defensive back Ayden Desmond.
On the second play of the drive, senior running back Wyatt Campbell broke free on a 23-yard run. It was the first of four rushing touchdowns by Campbell, including three in the first quarter.
The Cyclones poured on 35 points in the first quarter, 20 in the second, seven in the third and fourth quarters.
Southeast also got rushing scores from Desmond, Matthew Chapman and junior Cole Sauer.
For the game, Southeast only threw the ball three times, and Desmond connected with sophomore Kannon Tippetts with 2:13 left in the first quarter for the team’s lone score through the air.
Senior Austin Short also returned a pair of punts for touchdowns.
The first came in the opening seconds of the second quarter to put the Cyclones in front 42-0, and his second came with 4:48 left in the half to extend the Southeast lead to 55-0.
Following the second punt return for a touchdown, the Cyclones muffed the next Guernsey punt. The Vikings capitalized on the miscue, and with 32 seconds left before halftime, Viking running back Kolten Weinkauf punched a 1-yard run into the end zone. It was the first time Guernsey has scored all season.
In all, Southeast rushed for 357 yards. Campbell led the team with 123 yards on four carries, while Matthew Chapman added 82 yards on three attempts.
Defensively, Sauer and Tippetts led the team with four solo tackles each, while Ayden Shimic added two. As a team, Southeast tallied eight tackles for loss and six of those were sacks.
The Cyclones held Guernsey to -28 yards rushing and 116 yards of passing for a total of 88 yards of offense.
Southeast (4-1 overall and 4-0 in the 9-Man East Conference) host cross-county rival Lingle-Fort Laramie (5-0 and 4-0) on Friday, Oct. 7. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.