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South Effingham offense comes alive but Benedictine prevails
Desmond House
South Effingham's Desmond House (17) scores the second of two first-half touchdowns against Benedictine on Friday. - photo by Photo by Gilbert Miller

By Donald Heath

Special for the Herald

SAVANNAH -- South Effingham's run-oriented single-wing offense produced 376 rushing yards and a season-high 25 points, but the Mustangs defense had problems slowing down Benedictine during a 39-25 setback Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

Desmond House ran for 193 yards and two TDs on 34 carries and Larry Scott added 158 yards and two scores on 20 carries.

SEHS (0-7) led 6-0 midway through the first quarter and never let the high-powered Cadets get too far in front until the end. The Mustangs trailed 14-12 at halftime and 24-19 with 11:03 to go.

But BC's offense kept making plays. The Cadets averaged nearly 12 yards a snap while piling up 457 total yards -- 220 on the ground and 237 through the air.

BC quarterback Holden Geriner threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score. Justin Thomas caught two TD passes and ran for another and wideout Trent Broadnax caught six passes for 124 yards and a score.

SEHS will be back home next Friday against Statesboro.