Southland hangs on against Kingsland

Published 1:06 am Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Southland football team ended a three-game losing streak by beating Kinglsand 20-6 in Spring Valley Wednesday.

The Rebels (5-3 overall) took a 14-6 lead to halftime and put the game away with 1:09 left in the fourth quarter when Ben Wolterman came up with a 10-yard scoring run.

“My biggest concern was a mental letdown after last week’s battle with Caledonia,” Southland head coach Shawn Kennedy said. “We didn’t take them seriously.”

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Southland’s defense was a big part of the win as Chris May had two interceptions, Alan May had one interception, and Matt Stephens recovered a fumble.

“We made the plays when we had to and for that I’m proud,” Kennedy said. “I just want them to be ready to play and that’s where we show our age.”

Southland’s new quarterback Sam Noterman threw a five-yard touch down pass to David Schotanus in the first quarter and Noterman converted a 37-yard TD run with 2:54 left in the first half.

The Rebels held Kingsland to 12 rushing yards as Southland racked up 211 yards on the ground.


Southland rushing: Chris May, 11-for-81; Wolterman, 6-for-32, TD; Mitch Nagele, 1-for-11

Southland passing: Noterman, 7-for-16, 102, TD, INT

Southland receiving: Alan May, 3-for-60; Chris May, 3-for-31; Schotanus, 2-for-11, TD

Kingsland passing: Joe Strike, 8-for-19, 152, 3 INT