Southeast tops Wright


WRIGHT – The Southeast High School football team rolled to a 49-6 win to end the regular season on Friday evening over the Wright Panthers.

The Class 1A 9-Man top-ranked Cyclones scored the first 49 points before Wright found the end zone late in the fourth quarter.

Five different Southeast players reached the end zone in the win.

Junior running back Ryan Clapper and senior running back Brant Fullmer scored from seven and five yards, respectively, in the first quarter to give Southeast a 13-0 lead after the first 12 minutes.

In the second quarter, senior quarterback Hayden Anderson and junior Cord Herring rushed for touchdowns of four and 25 yards.

With a 29-0 lead at the half, Southeast added to its lead on the Cyclones first drive of the third quarter.

Clapper capped off a six-play, 43-yard drive, punching the ball in from a yard out.

In the fourth quarter, Anderson went to the air, connecting with senior Reece Robertson on a 53-yard pass, and with 5:08 left in game, freshman Matthew Chapman put the finishing touches on the scoring with a 7-yard run to the end zone.

On Wright’s final drive, the Panthers scored on a 51-yard pass play to prevent the shutout.

Clapper led the Cyclones in rushing with 159 yards on 23 attempts, while Anderson ran for 52 yards on six carries. Anderson was also 3-for-3 passing for 70 yards.

Defensively, senior Ethan Steinhausen led the team with 8.5 tackles, while senior Harrison Hall added five.

The Cyclones (8-0) will host Riverside (2-6) at 4 p.m. Friday at Teeters Memorial Field in Yoder in the opening round of the 9-Man playoffs.

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