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Mustangs trounce Tigers, avoid winless season
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By Donald Heath

Special for the Effingham Herald

HINESVILLE -- Desmond House ran for 132 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries to lead South Effingham to a 28-14 victory over Bradwell Institute on Friday night at Olvey Field.

SEHS finished with a 1-9 record to avoid the school's first winless football season. The Mustangs also won just one game in 2016 and 2017.

SEHS accomplished the victory by efficiently running its run-oriented, single-wing offense. The Mustangs had 288 rushing yards. Larry Scott added 87 yards on 18 carries, Brayden Bell had 52 yards and a touchdown on five carries and Joell Laldee added 17 yards and a score on four carries.

Liam Rickman kicked field goals on 32 and 20 yards and had an extra point kick. House threw a two-point conversion pass to Malcolm Brown.

SEHS opened the game with a 17-play, 96-yard march, culminated by House's 22-yard TD run and his two-point conversion pass.

Rickman added two field goals on the next two Mustang possessions and SEHS had a 14-0 lead at halftime.

The Mustangs dominated the statistics, outgaining Bradwell 181-8 in total yardage at intermission.

Bell had a 26-yard TD run on SEHS's first possession of the third quarter to make it 21-0 before the Tigers made their first first down of the game.

Laldee scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter.

See the Nov. 25 edition of the Herald for more details.