Pointers roll Raiders, 57-36

Published 12:49 am Sunday, October 31, 2010


Tribune Sports Editor

BIDWELL — The South Point defense was facing a pass-oriented offense in the River Valley Raiders. The Pointers’ left with a smiling face.

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The Pointers’ defense came up with four sacks and three interceptions as they rolled past the Raiders 57-36 Friday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Trey Campbell intercepted Raiders’ quarterback Jacob Hefner three times and returned one pick for a touchdown.

The Pointers sacked Hefner four times. Josh Payne had two sacks while Adam Muncy had one and Will Hill and Austin Majher combined for one.

“The kids played real well,” said Pointers’ coach Doug Shilot. “We tried to sit back and defend them and the kids did a good job.”

South Point finished the season 2-8 and 1-4 in the OVC. River Valley is 1-9 and 0-5.

“I’m really proud of our kids. We finished the year strong and now try to build off that,” said Shilot.

The Pointers jumped out to a 26-0 halftime lead and never were really threatened.

Campbell had touchdown runs of 6 and 5 yards in the first quarter and Kyle Dickess added a conversion run for a 14-0 lead.

Campbell’s third touchdown came on a 13-yard run with 4:58 left in the half and it was 20-0.

Tevin Mitchell hooked up with Josh Hamm on a 35-yard scoring pass and the lead was 26-0 with 50 seconds left in the half.

South Point pushed the lead to 32-0 midway through the third quarter when Mitchell scooted 20 yards for a touchdown.

River Valley scored two minutes later on a 33-yard pass from Hefner to Patrick Williams and it was 32-6.

But the Pointers responded as Mitchell broke loose on a 41-yard touchdown run and it was 38-6.

Williams returned the ensuing kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and it was 38-12.

But Dickess ran 27 yards for a score and Dillon Saxton’s conversion kick opened up a 45-12 lead.

Austin Smith scored on a 10-yard run for the Raiders, but Curtis Jackson had 46-yard TD run for the Pointers and it was 51-20.

Hefner threw a 42-yard scoring pass to Austin Whobrey, but the Raiders next drive went deep into Pointers’ territory only to have Campbell come up with his third interception and return it 83 yards for the score and a 57-28 lead.

South Point amassed 533 total yards with 472 coming on the ground. Mitchell had 165 yards on 11 carries and Jackson had 99 yards on nine attempts. Dickess added 75 yards and Campbell 72.

Mitchell also threw for 61 yards.

Hefner was 9 of 24 passing for 168 yards. Smith ran for 62 yards and Eli Kimble 59.

South Point 14 12 12 19 = 57

River Valley 0 0 12 24 = 36

First Quarter

SP — Trey Campbell 6 run (run failed) 8:35

SP — Trey Campbell 5 run (Kyle Dickess run) 3:24

Second Quarter

SP — Trey Campbell 13 run (pass failed) 4:58

SP — Josh Hamm 35 pass from Tevin Mitchell (kick failed) 0:50

Third Quarter

SP — Tevin Mitchell 20 run (kick failed) 4:50

RV — Patrick Williams 33 pass from Jacob Hefner (run failed) 2:40

SP — Tevin Mitchell 41 run (kick blocked) 0:30

RV — Patrick Williams 90 kickoff return (pass failed) 0:12

Fourth Quarter

SP — Kyle Dickess 27 run (Dillon Saxton kick) 8:27

RV — Austin Smith 10 run (Smith run) 5:58

SP — Curtis Jackson 46 run (kick failed) 5:48

RV — Austin Whobrey 42 pass from Jacob Hefner (Eli Kimble run) 3:51

SP — Trey Campbell 83 interception return (kick failed) 2:21

RV — Eli Kimble 46 run (Trevor Baker pass from Jacob Hefner) 2:09


First downs 26 14

Rushes-yards 50-472 35-161

Passing yards 61 168

Total yards 533 329

Cmp-Att-Int 3-5-1 9-24-3

Fumbles-lost 2-2 1-0

Penalties-yards 9-75 9-100

Individual Leaders

RUSHING—South Point: Tevin Mitchell 11-165, Curtis Jackson 9-99, Kyle Dickess 5-75, Trey Campbell 14-72, Will Hill 5-38, Trent Allen 1-12, Jonathan McClanahan 2-9, Austin Majher 2-1, Larry Brandon 1-1. River Valley: Austin Smith 12-62, Eli Kimble 4-59, Trey Noble 2-19, Jacob Hefner 14-11, Patrick Williams 2-10, Austin Whobrey 1-0.

PASSING—South Point: Tevin Mitchell 3-5-1 61. River Valley: Jacob Hefner 9-24-3 168.

RECEIVING—South Point: Josh Hamm 3-52, Will Hill 1-9. River Valley: Jacob Brown 3-90, Austin Whobrey 1-42, Patrick Williams 3-30, Trey Noble 2-6.