Michael Long and Logan Zrebiec
Southport’s football team nearly avenged last season’s 27-0 loss to Westfield, falling 21-14 to the Shamrocks Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Cards (0-2) held their own until Westfield dominated the second half, outscoring the Cards 21-0 while racking up 157 yards on the ground.
“They did some things to us last year that we didn’t expect,” coach Brandon Winters said. “We were a little more prepared for those things this year.”
The Cards’ readiness was apparent in the first half. Senior Gabe Collins-Green recovered a tipped punt and had an interception. Junior quarterback Eddie Schott threw two first-half touchdowns to junior Rashawn Haskins, who had 11 catches for 135 yards.
“We didn’t come out and finish in the second half,” senior Gage Higgs said. “We got too comfortable.”
Southport goes to Falcon Stadium Friday for the Battle of Perry Township against Perry Meridian (0-2).