Carol City’s ball-hawking secondary feasted on tipped passes and fumbled footballs in a 34-21 win against Southridge on Friday at Traz Powell Stadium.
The Spartans (2-2) struck first with an 18-yard Drakar Jerry toss to Shawn Chandler in the first quarter. But the Chiefs (1-4) roared back, turning three consecutive turnovers into 21 unanswered points to lead 21-7 at halftime.
Walter Wright had four catches for 81 yards and two scores. Stephen Calvert was 11-of-19 passing for 136 yards with two touchdowns.
Rashad Fenton had two interceptions in the victory. De’Andre Wilder had two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery for the Chiefs. Micoley Render had a 25-yard fumble-recovery return for a score on Wilder’s forced fumble.
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The Spartans had six turnovers in the loss, but managed to keep it close with two fourth-quarter scores.
“It was great,” Fenton said. “Our defense really stepped up for three interceptions. We had some defeats early so coach was telling us to step up. That’s what we did [Friday]. It was really good defensive play. We kept on giving the offense the ball to score.”