The Southridge Spartans got six rushing touchdowns to overcame a sluggish start en route to a 39-0 victory over visiting Dr. Krop on Friday night.
Spartans running back Bentavious Thompson led a committee of running backs with 80 yards rushing and two rushing touchdowns on 13 carries.
Southridge is 2-0.
“We had a bit of a slow start, but we were able to execute in the end,” Southridge coach William Rolle said.
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“We’re trying to build our team around the defense. That’s where most of our experience is.”
The Lightning (1-1) managed to keep the game close for most of the first half, but struggled all night to gain traction and finished the game with minus-10 rushing yards and failed to get into the end zone in the loss.
The breaking point was in the final minute of the second quarter, when quarterback Micheal Cox capped a last-minute drive with a 2-yard rush into the end zone as the the first half expired to give the Spartans a 21-0 lead at halftime.