Seahawks cruise by Columbia|Rack up 343 rushing yards in rout

Published 3:35 pm Saturday, September 11, 2010

By By BRIAN HAINES, Sports Writer
CHOCOWINITY — Consider the first goal accomplished.
Back in August when DeWayne Kellum took over the Southside football program for the second time he stated that his first goal was to win all the team’s non-conference games.
The Seahawks did just that as they completed their non-conference schedule with a 47-0 win over Columbia on Friday and now head into a bye week tied for first place in the Four Rivers Conference with a 4-0 record.
The Seahawks’ four wins tie the amount that the team had all of last season.
Southside gashed the Wildcats’ defense for 343 rushing yards despite not dressing star quarterback Terril Moore who injured his ankle in the final play of the Fossil Bowl.
“We are starting to mature and we are learning a lot,” Kellum said. “We got a lot of subs in tonight who got a lot of playing time. That will help us. Now we got a week off to heal up and get our quarterback healed up. Then we start playing the big boys and we’ll find out how we do.”
Brandon Jordan and Marcus O’Neil picked up the slack as the two scored two TDs each for Southside.
Jordan had touchdown runs of 30 and 66 yards respectively, while O’Neil had touchdown runs of 18-yard and a 16-yards in the first quarter.
Jordan Benston and Rakeem Miller both took snaps at quarterback for the Seahawks. Benston contributed to Southside’s four-touchdown first quarter when he hooked up with Treyshawn Blount for an 18-yard TD pass.
While the offense was in high gear, so was the defense. Southside harassed Columbia all night and held the Wildcats to a mere 77 yards of total offense; all of which came on the ground. In its first four games the Southside defense has let up only 18 points.
“They get better each week,” Kellum said. “We got better on pass coverage tonight. We are getting to the ball and now we are starting to tackle better.”
Creswell 0 0 0 0 — 0
Southside 27 6 7 7 — 47
Scoring summary
S — Brandon Jordan 30 run (90 kick), 9:54, 1st.
S — Marcus O’Neil 18 run (kick failed), 6:54, 1st.
S — Jordan Benston 18 pass to Treyshawn Blount (90 kick), 2:46, 1st.
S — O’Neil 16 run (90 kick), :36, 1st.
S — Jordan 66 run (kick failed), 10:16, 2nd.
S — Julien Brown 21 run (90 kick), 6:07, 3rd.
S — Johnnie Pender 30 run (90 kick), 6:21, 4th.