SALINEVILLE, OH- Southern Local played host to Wellsville on a night that had a chill in the air, and the hospitality had a bit of the same in a 64-6 trouncing of the Tigers.
Let’s not forget that this rivalry goes back generations, and Southern emphatically made a point in the conference with 421 yards of offense while only allowing 66 total yards on defense.
It didn’t take long for Southern to get on the board with Wyatt Morris cruising in from 24 yards out to get things started. The next Wellsville possession, Gavin Kountz’s pass was intercepted by Cameron Sloan and was taken back to the house to make the score 14-0. The next possession, the Indians called on the Big Dog of the Valley winner again, and Morris scampered in from 40 yards away to make it a 22-0 affair. The final score of the quarter would come from Noah Perfetto from the 4-yard line to put the Indians up 30-0.
The scoring in the second frame started with Wellsville when Gavin Kountz found Charlie Wilson in the back of the endzone for the Tiger’s only score of the night.
Southern would resume their push with Timmy Potts keeping the rock on a QB draw to put the Indians up 38-6. The next drive for Wellsville, Kountz’ pass was intended for Eddie Stock, and was picked by Aiden Spahlinger and taken back for a score. On the next offensive drive, Southern would get Colton Soukup involved with a connection from Potts on a 59-yard strike for 6, putting Southern up 51-6 with 3:57 to go in the half.
In the second half on a running clock, Southern would continue to showcase their weapons when Landen Heffner punched one in from 25 yards out, and Brody Brown would finalize the scoring on a 15 yard rush that found paydirt as well.
The Indians finished with 348 yards on the ground, with Wyatt Morris leading the way to 147 yards on 10 attempts with two scores. Brody Brown toted the rock 9 times for 72 yards and a tuddy. Landen Heffner had 4 carries for 38 stripes and a score, while Ryan Exline had 4 chances with 37 yards.
For Wellsville, Kasen Ramsey had six touches in the backfield for 25 yards to lead the Tigers. Eddie Stock had one catch for 19 yards to lead the orange and black in receiving yards.