Savage Storm Homecoming football game rundown

Southeastern’s losing streak continued Saturday after the Savage Storm fell to Henderson State 30-14 during Homecoming, putting Southeastern at 2-4 on the season and 1-3 in their conference.

The Savage Storm was unable to get their offensive game going, gaining only 52 yards on the ground and 193 through the air.

Sophomore running back Brandon Bryant had both of Southeastern’s touchdowns, coming in the second quarter off of two defensive turnovers.

“We were disappointed,” said head coach Ray Richards. “We fought back into the game and were tied up with them at the half, but they came out in the second half and just outplayed us.”

The Southeastern defense collected five turnovers throughout the game but were only able to capitalize on sophomore linebacker Logan Russell’s fumble recovery and one of sophomore corner Greg Jackson’s two interceptions in the second quarter, tying up the game 14-14.

However, the Savage Storm allowed 525 yards total, mostly from the ground, in which the Reddies rushed for 319 yards, pulling away in the second half of the game.

Junior quarterback Logan Turner finished the game going 20-for-38, despite being pressured throughout the game and being sacked three times.

Junior receiver Quentin Morris had the most receiving yards on the day, with three catches for 50 yards. Junior tight end Ryan Shelley put up 44 yards on four catches, while senior receiver Sam Roberson also had four catches for 23 yards.

“We’ve just got to preserve and put it behind us,” said Richards. “Whether you win four in a row or lose four in a row, you’ve got to go out and play the next week. “

The Storm will be on the road this week to face Arkansas Tech. The Wonder Boys are struggling with a 1-6 record and are looking for a win at their Homecoming this weekend. “They’re a young team, but it’s their Homecoming, so that will give them some extra motivation against us. I figure they’ll try to run the ball against us after what happened last week, so we’ve got to go and take care of business.”

The game will start at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.