Football: Sturdy brothers come through again for South Central
By Brian Gertsch Post-Tribune correspondent October 12, 2012 11:48PM
Updated: November 14, 2012 3:13PM
South Central utilized a heavy diet of the Sturdy brothers as the Satellites amassed 297 yards rushing and six touchdowns en route to a 38-14 win over River Forest.
The brothers got going mid-way through the first quarter, as two 15-yard runs from Alec Sturdy led to a 3-yard touchdown by Kyle Sturdy.
River Forest began the game playing well on defense, forcing South Central (7-2, 5-2 GSSC) into two turnovers on downs.
Justin Pennington made a nice play for the Ingots, intercepting Kyle Sturdy late in the second quarter, only to give it up on a fumbled snap two plays later. The center-quarterback exchange was a problem throughout the opening two quarters as the Ingots lost three of four fumbles.
The game plan did not change in the second half. South Central relied on the Sturdy boys to move the ball down the field, and they did so in impressive fashion. Alec and Kyle accounted for all of South Central’s six touchdowns, racking up three each.
Throughout the season, the Sturdys have been impressive, but an underrated aspect to this South Central team is its defense. The Satellites are now on a four-game winning streak, and their defense has allowed an average of only 15 points per game over that span.
South Central coach Dan Klimczak feels confident heading into the postseason.
“We have some momentum heading into sectionals,” he said. “This was nice way to end the season.
The Satellites will need all that momentum as they travel to undefeated Whiting for the sectional opener.
River Forest (3-6, 1-6) scored on a 30-yard touchdown from John Flores in the second quarter.
Pennington threw for 94 yards and a late TD to Louis Cordero. River Forest plays Bowman in round one.