S.C. strikes before the storms
CALUMET TWP. — Fresh off a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Culver in the final three minutes, South Central’s football team was looking to carry that positive momentum into Friday’s battle against Calumet.
The Satellites did just that in the first quarter against the Warriors, seizing a 14-0 lead before storms prompted the postponement of the game. It will resume this morning at 11.
“From that four minutes at the end of last week, you can see that the kids fed off of that and you can see that transition into the first 12 minutes of this week,” South Central coach Buzz Schoff said. “We just kept pushing.”
S.C. scored a touchdown on its opening drive and added another on its second possession to grab an early 14-0 lead heading into tho second quarter.
That’s when severe storms and lightning around the area caused the game to be delayed less than a minute into the second quarter. After a steady stream of natural fireworks persisted, play was postponed for the night.
“We had Calumet on ropes, and this postponement puts the game 100 percent back in their favor right now,” South Central Buzz Schoff said. “Hopefully we can back out here on Saturday and pick up right where we left off.”
The first S.C. score came on senior Kyle Schmack’s 1-yard run. He later found a diving Zack Christy on a 15-yard toss to put the Satellites up two scores.
“We had a nice drive on the first possession, which Kyle nicely punched in,” Schoff said. “We had a fourth and five on the 50 on that drive in which we picked up 12 yards, so that was a big play. The defense then gives us nice effort on Calumet’s first drive and we get the ball right back.”