Big plays picked up South Pointe’s slow start as the Stallions shut out New Covenant 40-0 in Friday night’s season opener.
The hosts’ attack was spread out as four Stallions recorded rushes of at least 10 yards and a different player scored every touchdown. The small New Covenant roster struggled from the start and failed to record a first down until the second quarter. The South Pointe defensive line disrupted seemingly every play in the backfield.
Seven players recorded carries for South Pointe, led by Quay Hope with 56 yards. Hope also scored the first touchdown of the game for the Stallions. Not far behind Hope was Shawn McCullough who had 49 yards.
Greg Ruff contributed to the offense with a 33-yard touchdown pass to Devion Williams, and a 1-yard quarterback sneak on fourth and goal. Ruff’s interception was the first turnover of the game, but it was easily forgotten after three second-half turnovers by New Covenant.
Bryson Cooper scored on a fumble recovery and Tyrome Good snagged himself two interceptions in the fourth quarter to seal the shutout for the Stallions, who held the visitors to negative-19 yards on the ground.
South Pointe played shutout football, but did record six penalties on the night. Strait Herron’s team squares off with rival Rock Hill next Friday.