By DEREK LOPEZ
The Sudan Hornets’ varsity football team won a shootout over the Seagraves Eagles on Friday, 68-36, to remain undefeated on the season. They will look to remain perfect this week as they go on the road to take on the Springlake-Earth Wolverines.
The Hornets are 7-0 going into the contest, facing a Wolverine squad that holds a record of 2-5.
Against the Eagles, the Hornets totaled 468 yards; 180 passing yards and 288 rushing yards and finished with nine touchdowns.
Coach Cornelius talked about last week’s contest against Seagraves, saying, “Seagraves had a really good ball club. It was the first time since Olton that we went back and forth with a team for a while. I felt like that was a good test for our kids.”
Against the Eagles, the Hornets posted 54 of their 68 points in the first half of their contest.
“The offense has really done a good job of putting points on the scoreboard,” Coach Cornelius stated. “The 54 points in the first half was a surprise, but a lot of it was dictated by how fast Seagraves was scoring as well.”
He added, “I think the biggest thing for us offensively is that so many guys are contributing. The opposing defense can’t zero in on one guy.”
Sudan’s defense was able to make some adjustments at halftime, holding the Eagles to just eight points in the second half.
“At halftime, Coach Sanders was able to talk to the guys and get them settled down and back to executing our assignments,” the coach said. “They had a few big plays early, and I think they got us on our heels a little bit. We did a better job in the second half.”
Coach Cornelius talked about the upcoming contest against the Wolverines, saying, “Springlake-Earth has been playing really good football the last few weeks. They have some physical running backs and some size on the offensive and defensive lines.” He added, “They are extremely well coached on both sides of the ball and play really hard. Add the fact that it is a rivalry game, and we will need to be clicking on all cylinders this game.”
The Coach talked about what he feels they need to do to build off of their success last week, saying, “We are just trying to take each game one game at a time and continue to improve each and every week.”
Kick-off between the Hornets and Wolverines is scheduled for 7 p.m.