Southampton crushes Bluestone 44-0

Published 10:13 pm Saturday, October 2, 2010

COURTLAND—Southampton High School junior running back Jaron White scored three touchdowns, including one on a 67-yard run, to lead the Indians to a 44-0 home victory over Bluestone Saturday night.

“He played well,” Indians Coach Wes Griffith. “He made some nice cuts.”

Southampton improved its record to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the Southside District. Bluestone fell to 0-4 overall.

Griffith said he was impressed with his kids, considering they had only two practices last week due to the 14 inches of rain that fell between Tuesday and Friday. In addition, the game was played on Saturday after is was postponed from Friday due to the wet field.

“To be quite honest, I thought it was great,” Griffith said. “These guys came out and had a chip on their shoulder. They wanted to play.”

The Indians accumulated  481 yards on offense compared to the Baron’s 193. White led with 203 yards on 7 carries.

Southampton junior running back Saiquan Mason carried the ball 13 times for 122 yards. Quarterback Billy Nixon ran the ball 6 times for 53 yards. Kicker Travis Boone went 6-for-6 on extra points.

The Indians’ first score came with 8:27 left in the first quarter, when the Barons were penalized for holding and were pushed into the end zone, giving Southampton a 2-point safety.

With 6:42 left in the first quarter, sophomore Jerry Wright scored on a 5-yard run.

Then Mason ran the ball in for a 10-yard touchdown with 2:53 left in the quarter.

White scored his first touchdown with 5:37 left in the second quarter on a 67-yard run. He scored again on a 4-yard run with1:17 left in the half, giving the Indians a 30-0 lead.

With 6:09 left in the third quarter, Southampton’s Jamar Bell scored on a 8-yard run. White scored the final touchdown with 1:46 left in the quarter on a 52-yard run.

Southampton on Friday, Oct. 8, will travel to Brunswick High School for a league game. The Bulldogs are 3-2 overall and  1-0 in the league.

Griffith expects a tough game.

“They’re hard-nosed and they’ve got some good athletes,” he said.