Football falters at home versus SWOSU

From Staff Reports

Ladarius Abrams carries the ball in the Oct. 18 contest against SWOSU. Courtesy photo by Dan Hoke

Ladarius Abrams carries the ball in the Oct. 18 contest against SWOSU. Courtesy photo by Dan Hoke

 

After not deciding anything over the game’s first 30 minutes with the teams locked in a 20-20 tie, Southwestern would score the game’s final 17 points and Southeastern would come out on the short end of a 37-27 final score on Friday, Oct. 18 at Paul Laird Field.

The loss was just the second to the Bulldogs in the last 12 years but dropped the Savage Storm to 2-5 on the season and 2-4 in Great American Conference play.

SWOSU, on the other hand, improvedto 4-3 overall and 4-3 in league play.

SE will now go back on the road for an Oct. 26 matchup in Alva with Northwestern Oklahoma State at 3 p.m. The Storm will then return home on Nov. 2 to host Harding University at 2 p.m.

The Storm offense turned in a near even offensive output with 233 yards through the air and 199 on the ground for a 432 yard offensive performance.

Nick Sioson was 21-of-39 for 233 with a pair of touchdowns and one interception, while hitting Anthony Gale, Anthony Foster and Kaymon Farmer each five times.

Foster turned in the biggest night with 87 total yards and both touchdowns, while Gale added 56 yards and Farmer 52.

Ladarius Abrams rushed for a team-best 76 yards on six carries with a touchdown, while Nelson Akinwande added 64 yards on 18 carries and a score and Devlon Wortham chipped in 59 yards on eight totes.

Clay Waters led the SE defense with nine stops on the night, while Greg Jackson and Chad Tucker each added eight.

Logan Russell chipped in five tackles and a sack, while Raheem Wilson added three pass breakups.

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