High School Sports

Ruff’s 4 TD tosses lead South Pointe Stallions over Chester

The South Pointe Stallions piled up 307 yards of offense and 34 points in the first half alone on their way to a 44-24 Region 3-3A win over Chester.

The win moves South Pointe to 4-3 overall and, more importantly, 2-0 in Region 3-3A. The Stallions will take on Lancaster next week in the battle of region unbeaten teams.

South Pointe quarterback Greg Ruff continued his recent success. The 5-8, 165-pound left-hander threw for 297 yards and four touchdowns. He hit three different receivers for scores.

Ruff shared time under center with Zay Burris early this season. But after Burris left the Northwestern game with cramps, Ruff has locked up the spot. Friday night he completed 23-of-33 passes. He had 207 yards and three touchdowns through the air in the first half and the Stallions moved out to a 34-12 edge.

In his last two games, Ruff is 46-for-60 for 465 yards and seven touchdowns.

“I don’t keep track of my stats ,” Ruff said. “I found out when my parents tell me.”

“(Ruff) is a very, very good athlete ,” South Pointe coach Strait Herron said. “He’s a special player. But we have a lot of special players on this team.”

Wide receiver Quay Brown had seven catches for 90 yards and two scores for South Pointe.

Chester fell to 2-5 and 0-2. After the Cyclones were shut out last week against Lancaster, the team was able to generate some more offense this week.

Cyclones’ quarterback Tommy Sanders was elusive in the pocket. He threw for 168 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 66 yards and another score.