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SALINEVILLE, OH- Every once and awhile you will witness a game that looks like a blowout on the scoreboard, but on the field it felt a lot closer than a blowout. That is exactly how the Southern and Columbiana game felt Friday night as the Idians hosted the Clippers and came away with a 51-14 victory.

Southern came out the gate quick and hot, scoring on their first two drives. Columbiana would eventually get some momentum with an interception from Parker Bush and followed that up with a touchdown by Jesse Szmara to make it 16-7. That momentum would not last long as Southern’s Colton Soukup found a hole in the Clippers defense and took one to the house to give the Indians a 24-7 lead at the break. 

Columbiana forced a switch in the roles by coming out of the break hot and scoring early to make it 24-14 early in the third. That was the last time the Clippers would find the endzone as it was all Southern thanks to Soukup’s amazing grab for a 84-yard pick-six. After that momentum swing, the Indians would not look back and separated themselves from the Clippers more later in the second half and would walk away with the win.

Southern moves to 5-0 on the season as they will host Wellsville Friday night. Columbiana moves to 0-4 on the season as they will travel to United on Friday.



Columbiana – Seth Spooner: 2-2, 76 Yards, 1 TD



Southern – Wyatt Morris: 11 Rushes, 147 Yards. Colton Soukup: 6 Rushes, 139 Yards

Columbiana – Kian Hartley 12 Rushes, 38 Yards



Columbiana – Dylan Bregar: 4 Receptions, 101 Yards

*Contributed By YSN’s Brendan Miller

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