DANVILLE — Southmont found the night difficult on both sides of the ball in a 42-0 Sagamore Conference football loss to Danville.
The Mounties, who fall to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the conference, could only muster a total net of 32 yards of offense for the game, while the Warriors, who improve to 3-3 but stand in second place in the Sagamore at 3-1, had 406 yards off offense.
“Danville is a really good team.” South coach Desson Hannum said. “They had answers to everything we presented. They are big and strong and fast. It shows what they do in the weight room in the offseason.”
The Warriors set the tone on the second play, when a flea-flicker pass went 38 yards. They scored on that first drive, turned it over on the second when Dillan Lauy picked off a red-zone pass, but then scored four times in the second quarter.
Two Southmont interceptions were in front of two of those scores, as the Mounties looked for anything on offense.
The Warriors ran for 248 yards on 35 carries. Senior back Chandler Schubert hauled the pigskin 19 times for 154 yards and found the end zone four times. He scored a fifth time when he took a screen pass from quarterback Kale Payne and went 47 yards to score.
Payne ran one TD in from 20 yards out and was 9-of-17 passing for the 158 yards. Luke Wooten caught two passes for 70 yards.
“We gave them a couple of short fields,” Hannum said, noting the pair of picks. “Our defense competed well for the most part, but we put them in some difficult situations.”
South’s offense never got on track, as they finished with 36 yards rushing for the game. Ty Welliever led the way with 44 yards on nine carries. Cameron Giles was 1-of-9 passing, and that completion lost four yards.
The Sagamore Conference race shifted around with Friday’s results.
Western Boone stays on top with a win at 4-0, while Danville and Tri-West move to 3-1 with wins. The Mounties, North Montgomery and Lebanon all share third place at 2-2.
The Stars travel to Southmont next Friday, while Danville heads to Frankfort.
“We just have to go back to work,” Hannum said. “There were a few positives from tonight that we build on, like Riley Woodall on defense. He makes a bunch of tackles because he puts out that kind of effort. He works hard to the end of every play. We just have to go into every day with the mindset of getting better every day, to compete and do what is necessary to make our team better.”
DANVILLE 42 SOUTHMONT 0
Southmont 0 0 0 0 — 0
Danville 7 28 7 0 — 42
Team Stats SM DAN
First Downs 3 19
Rushes-yds 34-36 35-248
Comp-Att-Int 1-9-1 9-17-1
Pass yds (-4) 158
Total yds 32 406
Fumbles-lost 1-0 0
Pen-yds 3-16 3-25
Punts-avg 7-37.1 2-35.0
SM: Welliever 9-44, Surface 1-5, McMasters 1-1, Lauy 4-0, Whitecotton 2-0, Line 1(-4), Giles 6(-10); DAN: Schubert 19-154, Dostin 3-33, Collins 1-19, Keith 3-18, Payne 3-17, Gentry 1(-4).
SM: Giles: 1-9 (-4); DAN Payne 9-17-158.
SM: Whitecotton 1(-4); DAN: Wooten 2-70, Dostin 3-24, Schubert 2-46, Brabic 1-16, Wynn 1-2.