Southland football team snaps losing skid

Published 12:15 am Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Southland football team showed how good it can be when it takes care of the ball as it snapped a four-game losing streak and beat Fillmore Central (3-5 overall, 3-5 SFA Blue) 29-8 in Harmony Wednesday.

The Rebels (2-6 overall, 2-6 SFA Blue) had just one turnover after committing 30 turnovers in their first seven games and they led 22-0 at the half.

“When we don’t turn the ball over, we’re a pretty good football team,” Southland head football coach Shawn Kennedy said. “The kids played really good.”

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Southland senior Alex Ruechel had a huge night as he racked up 216 yards of total offense and two touchdowns, and he also picked off two passes.

Cole Erie also had a big interception for Southland when FC had the ball down 22-8 in the fourth quarter.


Rushing: Marvin Heimer, 7-for-70, TD; Alex Reuchel, 1-for-66, TD; Lukas Anderson, 12-for-50; Trent Reinartz, 4-for-11; Isaac Kloeckner, 1-for-5, TD; Nick Finbraaten, 8-for-5; Lcuas Mandt, 2-for-3; passing: Reinartz, 12-for-28, 225, TD; receiving: Reuchel, 6-for-150, TD; Heimer, 2-for-37; Anderson, 3-for-29; Nick Finbraaten, 1-for-9