Southport took a 20-0 advantage into halftime against Perry Meridian and survived a Falcon comeback to win 20-13.
The Southport defense held the Perry offense to under 50 yards in the first half, but the Perry defense was the story in the second. The Falcons returned an interception for their first touchdown and set up another score with a second pick.
The Falcons tried to score a tying touchdown with a minute to go in the fourth but turned the ball over on downs in the red zone. The Cardinal defense forced incompletions on third and fourth down to seal the game. Southport will play Warren Central next week. View photos and video from the game below.