Indians rush past Dukes

Published 10:57 am Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Southampton did not complete a single pass attempt on Friday night at Windsor, but the Indians racked up 397 yards of total offense nevertheless in a 48-6 over the Dukes. The Dukes, meanwhile, mustered only 55 yards, a large chunk of which came on a single play in the second quarter.

“It was combined effort on offense and defense,” Southampton head coach Willie Gillus said. “The players are making progress and [this win] is just another step in getting better.”

Running back Harrison Ehrenzeller powered over the goal line three times for the Indians, while teammates Curtis Smith, Jalen Newsom and Jaylin Freeman each added touchdown runs of their own.

“Harrison is running the ball very well,” Gillus said. “He’s shown poise and leadership.”

The Dukes’ only scoring drive was a 33-yard pass from receiver/backup quarterback Davawn Cosbert to Trevor Kiser.

With the win, Southampton improved to 3-4 overall, 2-2 in the TriRivers District to remain one game behind divisional co-leaders Greensville and Sussex Central. The Indians look to keep pace in the standings with Park View comes to Courtland on Thursday, touting a similar 2-2 divisional record.

Windsor, meanwhile, hosts Franklin on Friday evening. The Dukes (2-6, 1-4) can play spoiler to the Broncos, who are in a three-way tie with Southampton and Park View in district play.