UNION MILLS | South Central executed an effective run-and-gun offense Friday night, and quarterback Kyle Sturdy was doing most of the running and the gunning.
The senior signal caller was 7-of-20 through the air for 198 yards and a touchdown and ran 10 times for 76 yards and two touchdowns – all in just three quarters of work.
Sturdy accounted for the second, third and fourth touchdowns for the Satellites, sandwiching an 11-yard pass to Robert Miller between a pair of 15-yard rushing scores. He also had an interception and long return on the defensive side of the ball that set up Brett Hoover’s four-yard touchdown run.
As impressive as Sturdy was, he threw three interceptions in the game, including one to Kobe Fowler in the second quarter that set up a 10-yard Fowler touchdown run on the next play. By that point, however, South Central had all but put the game out of reach.
Stephen Aldrich opened the scoring for the Satellites with a four-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter. After Sturdy’s first running score, Calumet quarterback Toure Douglas answered with a 15-yard touchdown run.
After Sturdy’s second and third scores, Fowler scored his touchdown, but South Central responded with three straight touchdowns to ensure the win.
Miller scored his second touchdown of the game on a 70-yard punt return with a little more than two minutes before halftime. Less than a minute later, Hoover scored on the play immediately following Sturdy’s defensive interception.
The third quarter was quiet, and Sturdy was replaced by backup Kane Klimczak, who scored a 16-yard touchdown run on the second play of the fourth quarter.
Calumet third-string quarterback Miguel Rodriguez hit the starter Douglas with a 56-yard touchdown pass with about four minutes left in the game. The Warriors took three interceptions and a fumble away from South Central but could not get into an offensive flow. Calumet committed six penalties for just 22 yards, compared to eight penalties for 70 yards by the Satellites.