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Mustangs overpower Tigers
Aubrey Heath
Mustangs quarterback Aubrey Heath stretches the ball toward the goal line Friday night at The Corral. - photo by Birk Herrath

UYTON -- South Effingham's ground-oriented wing-t offense grinded out 297 yards en route to a 45-0 pounding of Bradwell Institute on Friday night at the Corral.

The 45-point margin of victory was tied for the second largest in the program's history, topped only by a 47-point, 53-6 win over Cross Creek on Oct. 5, 2012.

The Mustangs also had a 45-0 victory over Savannah Christian in 2003.

SEHS (2-1) took advantage of Bradwell errors and poor special teams play to score three touchdowns on three consecutive Mustang offensive plays in the first half.

After a 3-yard Tiger punt, Rakeam Williams scored on a 1-yard run to complete a 4-play, 23-yard drive for the first touchdown. Bradwell then lost a fumble and SEHS' Justin Martell went 62 yards on the next play to make it 14-0.

The Tigers' next possession ended with the punter dropped the snap and fell on the ball at the 6. On the next play, Williams scooted into the endzone to make it 21-0.

Martell, playing fullback with Jamari Fields out because of a leg injury, ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. Williams had two scores and quarterback Aubrey Heath also ran for a pair touchdowns.

Robert Clark had 67 yards on 14 carries.

Kicker Tyler Quick booted five PATs and a 23-yard field goal and reserve kicker Irvin Herrera had the final PAT.

South's defense, which registered its second straight shutout, held Bradwell to 125 total yards. The Tigers, who lost their 25th straight game, had minus 4 yards of offense in the second half.

SEHS will have a bye this Friday before meeting Effingham County on Sept. 23.