Sussex Central Tigers crush Southampton Indians 32-6

Published 10:12 am Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Sussex Central Tigers set the pace early in scoring during the game on Friday night as they visited the Southampton County High School Indians. The Tigers, ranked No. 3 in Virginia, scored on their opening possession on a pass for the touchdown. The 2-point conversion failed. From there, the Tigers never looked back and continued their offensive scoring to take an easy 32-6 win over the Indians.

The Indians on their first possession turned the ball over on downs. The Tigers answered very quickly on their first play with a 54-yard touchdown. Again, the 2-point conversion failed but the Tigers were out front with a 12-0 led which held to the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter the Tigers continued their offensive scoring and put 20 points on the scoreboard to possess a 32-0 led for the first half.

Southampton head coach Littleton Parker commented after the game that, “We did not have a good first half and thought that they had a better second half.” He added, “We made to many mistakes and they capitalized on them.”

In the second half of the game, the Indians got a big opportunity to capitalize on an early fumble by the Tigers. But having the ball deep in the Tigers’ territory, the Indians could not score and turned the ball over on downs.

Offensively, the Indians struggled to get drives going for the entire game. The team total rushing yards was only 67 yards. In the air, Indian QB AJ Blunt attempted 11 passes and completed five for a total of 53 yards. The Indians’ only score came in the fourth quarter with A.J. Blunt scoring on a 2-yard QB keeper.

In rushing, the Indians were led by Jonathan Hall with 34 yards.

For the Tigers, RB Trevon Hatch rushed for 250 yards.

Parker also said after the game, “We are going to continue working to get better.”

On Friday, the Indians will travel to Brunswick.