DURANT, Okla. -- Henderson State trailed by three points in the second quarter Saturday, but the Reddies didn't let the early deficit phase them as they won 41-27 for the ninth consecutive win over Southeastern Oklahoma State.
The Savage Storm (1-7) led 10-7 after Pablo Tarango's 24-yard field goal with 14:53 left in the second quater. The Reddies (7-1) scored twice -- a Querale Hall 7-yard run and Richard Stammetti's 3-yard touchdown pass to L'liott Curry-- to take a 20-10 lead. The Savage Storm scored on a long touchdown run just before halftime to trail 20-17.
The Reddies scored twice within four minutes in the third quarter, a 3-yard touchdown pass from Stammetti to Curry and on a 17-yard interception return by Mercado Anderson that gave them a 34-17 lead with 5:29 left in the third quarter.
Henderson State answered a SEOSU field goal when Chase Lodree caught Stammetti's third touchdown pass of the game, a 20-yard reception that gave the Reddies a 41-20 lead with 11:47 left in the fourth quarter.
Savage Storm quarterback Daulton Hatley, who was intercepted four times in the game, found Felton Hatcher with a 15-yard touchdown pass with 9:28 remaining to set the final margin.
Stammetti was 24-of-34 passing for 234 yards and three touchdowns to go with two interceptions.
Henderson State's Logan Moragne led all rushers with 81 yards on 18 attempts. He also had a 1-yard TD run for the Reddies' first score which tied the game 7-7 with 3:26 left in the first quarter.
Anderson had two of the four interceptions against Hatley. Patrick Austin and Darius Austin had the other two.
The Reddies have not lost to the Savage Storm since 2009 and now own a 24-6 series advantage. Henderson State's three previous victories over Southeastern Oklahoma State were by a combined six points.
Okla. Bapt. 33, UAM 31
SHAWNEE, Okla. -- Arkansas-Monticello's fourth-quarter rally came up short against Oklahoma Baptist at Crain Family Stadium.
The Boll Weevils (5-3) trailed the Bison 33-17 with 12:19 left in the game before scoring twice. After UAM's final score, a 19-yard pass from Demilon Brown to DeAndre Washington with 1:29 left, Oklahoma Baptist (4-4) recovered Josh Marini's onside-kick attempt and ran out the remainder of the clock.
The Boll Weevils led 7-0 on Devontae Dean's 1-yard touchdown late in the first quarter before the Bison scored a safety, kicked a field goal and got two Preston Haire touchdown runs to take a 19-7 halftime advantage.
Marini's 42-yard field goal and another Dean 1-yard dive got the Boll Weevils to within 19-17, but Haire, the GAC leader in passing yards and touchdowns, found Keilahn Harris for scoring tosses of 40 and 78 yards to give the Bison their 33-17 lead early in the fourth quarter.
Brown and Washington connected on a 17-yard touchdown with 9:47 left to trim the deficit to 33-24, but Boll Weevils fumbled on their ensuing possession. The Bison took nearly five minutes on their next drive before punting, before Brown and Washington cashed in UAM's final scoring drive with a seven-play, 80-yard possession
Dean led all rushers with 187 yards and 28 attempts, while Brown added 120 more on the ground for the Boll Weevils. Brown was 11-of-18 passing for 93 yards and the two scores to Washington.
Haire had 417 yards of total offense for the Bison, completing 22 of 38 passes for 355 yards and two touchdowns. He added 62 more yards and two touchdowns on the ground on 10 attempts.
Sports on 10/27/2019
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