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October 27, 2012

Defense sparks SaberCats’ rout of Yellow Jackets

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MOORE —

“I just watched a lot of film,” Ward said of his interception. “I knew what was coming.”

The rout was on, and the Yellow Jackets were helpless to stop it. Southmoore’s defense accounted for four touchdowns after not scoring a single one all of last season.

The ’Cats led 56-0 at halftime. The only bad news was that Jaelon Walker left the game with back pain in the second quarter. He didn’t return for the rest of the game.

With Henderson out for disciplinary issues and Walker hurt, Reginald Dantzler got the start and performed well. The junior knows he could get the start again next week, and he’s looking forward to the opportunity.

“I think I performed good, but there is room for improvement,” Dantzler said. “I feel like it was well earned and I worked hard for it. I was excited.”

Most of Southnoore’s starters made their way to the bench in the second half with the game well in hand. The SaberCats will end their regular season next week when it hosts Mustang.

“All we can do is execute and do what we can do to get that spot,” Martin said. “If we fall short, we fall short. But we can do everything in our own power to help us secure that spot.”

Michael KinneyFollow me @eyeamtruthmkinney@normantranscript.com

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