SMQ: Southmoore earns tough win...
By Justin Hite
Welcome to the Saturday Morning Quarterback….Today’s edition: The Southwest Showdown..
Southmoore 49, Westmoore 27
While I was only able to break down one key drive in Saturday’s article the real story coming out of Friday night’s Southwest Showdown was Kendal Thompson. Or the lack of Kendal Thompson.
There’s not need to worry though, I’ve already heard from him today. He went back in for more tests and the injury is still believed to be a left knee strain. Thompson believes he’ll be back in a few weeks but I tend to disagree. While most of the time athletes will underestimate their injuries because of a desire to get back on the field, Thompson may be overestimating here.
On the play, Thompson took no extra time to stand up and walked off on his own power. Had the SaberCats been ahead in the game, no one would have realized Thompson was injured. Personally, I’d be surprised to see him miss more than two weeks of action.
Southmoore breakdown: There was only one team on the field that could beat the Southmoore SaberCats on Friday night. And they almost did.
Southmoore turned the ball over on its first two drives and never punted in the game. Instead, they turned on the gas for less than three minutes in the first half to take the lead and held on. Granted, Southmoore looked ten times better in the second half than it did in the first, but the SaberCats nearly beat themselves.
At the end of the day, even after turning the ball over four times, Southmoore still came away with an impressive victory. It may not seem impressive on paper, but the SaberCats did come back from a deficit with a sophomore quarterback under center.
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