Crimson Storm Shreds Coyotes
Mike Hammett - Sun 12:00 AM 10/14/2012
Southern Nazarene put together a big first half and rolled to a xx-xx win over KansasWesleyan on Saturday night at Salina Stadium.
The Crimson Storm went on the board first on Josh Daugherty's 35-yard interception return for a score.
After a Kansas Wesleyan punt, the Crimson Storm used a fake punt to extend the drive, and eventually scored on a pass from Dylan Terry to Sedrick Johnson, going up 14-0 with 5:45 to go in the first.
After Weselyan's drive stalled, the Crimson Storm struck again, as Terry hit Brennan DiChiarra for a 20-yard touchdown, going up 21-0 early in the second quarter.
After the teams traded punts, the Coyotes got on the board. Trey Dallas' 43-yard pass to Zach McClain set up JaLil Turner's 1-yard scoring plunge, pulling Wesleyan within 21-7.
However, Southern Nazarene struck back quickly, putting together five plays of 12-plus yards or more in an 8-play drive, capped on a 14-yard pass from Terry to Johnson, putting the Crimson Storm up 28-7. The score would hold to halftime after Terry Stecker missed a field goal try for Wesleyan, and Southern Nazarene missed two attempts from Ian Sanders.
In the second half, the Coyotes would pick up a field goal from Terry Stecker to pull within 28-10, but a blocked punt for a safety, followed by Deontae Mack's 73-yard return for a touchdown on the ensuing free kick pushed the Crimson Storm lead to 37-10.
The Coyotes added another Stecker field goal later in the third quarter to pull within 37-13.
The Crimson Storm answered right back with Derick Perkins' 1-yard touchdown run, putting Southern Nazarene up 44-13.
The Coyotes added a 5-yard touchdown run from Brett Giesen, but it was all they could muster in the loss.
Trey Dallas completed just 17 of 48 passes for 243 yards and an interception, while Southern Nazarene's Dylan Terry threw for 360 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.
The Kansas Wesleyan defense was shredded again, giving up 582 total yards to Southern Nazarene. It marks the second straight week in which the Coyotes have given up over 550 yards in a game.
The Coyotes drop to 4-3 overall, and return to Kansas Conference play next week, hosting Bethel.