It isn’t always how a team starts, but rather how they finish the game that says the most about their program.
On Friday night the South Central Calhoun football team had a lot to say after the first quarter in a 61-8 victory over Ogden. The dominant start to district play continued recent trends for the SCC football team.
Although there was one trend that head coach Bryan Case hopes won’t return.
“This was a good homecoming victory and our team is going to enjoy it,” Case said. “I thought we got off to a flat start, but we responded and had a great second and third quarter.”
In the middle portion of the game on Friday night the Titans were able to score 48 of their eventual 61 points.
The lone score of the first quarter came off a 15-yard run by the Titans when Ladon Schleisman was able to trudge across the goal line. Following the PAT the Titans led by seven.
Then, the flood gates of scoring broke free in the second and third quarters.
In the second quarter three different Titan players were able to score. It started with a 20-yard run by Brennan Holder. Jordan Khommanyvong would add a score off a 21-yard run to increase the Titans lead.
The first half scoring would conclude when Cole Corey connected with Zane Neubaum on a 39-yard touchdown play.
With that the Titans held a 27-0 lead at halftime.
The second half would feature the Titans scoring quickly. After starting with the football, Schleisman would cap off a 19-second drive when he scored off a 51-yard run.
The track meet for the Titans continued when Corey would use his legs to collect a touchdown run of 27-yards.
Schleisman would later score again, this time from 20 yards out to stretch the Titan advantage to 48 points.
Defense would deliver the next touchdown for the Titans when Jason Goff intercepted an Ogden pass and returned it 35 yards to cap off the scoring in the third quarter.
After Ogden scored first in the fourth quarter the Titans were able to show off their quick-strike ability, even without their starters in the game.
Junior Evan Jacobs went on an 81-yard sprint with the ball for a touchdown to cap off the scoring for the night.
“We were able to play everyone which makes this night even better for our entire team,” Case said.“Everyone contributed to the cause, and I’m proud of their efforts. Next week is a huge test for our program against a good South Hamilton team, so come Monday, it’s back to business as usual.”
Corey completed two of his six passes for 82 yards. He threw one interception and one touchdown.
Schleisman finished with 119 yards rushing for three scores. Jacobs added 87 yards. Holder finished with 54 yards on the ground.
Blake McAlister had 40 yards rushing and Corey had 42. Khommanyvong finished with 35 yards and Keagen Meyer finished with 34.
Neubaum caught both passes for 82 yards and a touchdown.
In addition to Goff’s interception McAlister had one, and Chase Scheidegger also had a interception that he returned for 12 yards.
Holder led the team with seven total tackles. That included two solo sacks and another assisted tackle for a loss.
Josh Henkenius finished with 6.5 tackles and an assisted tackle for a loss. McAlister added five tackles. Brian King had 4.5.