High School Sports

Southridge runs for six touchdowns in win over Dr. Krop

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.

“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.