Southeastern falls to UAM on the road
by By Zach Maxwell
MONTICELLO, Ark. - Southeastern football got into another back-and-forth scoring contest Saturday on the road, but this time the clock ran out on the Savage Storm.
SE (1-1) lost 42-34 to the Univ. of Ark. (Monticello) Boll Weevils (1-1) and the Storm has now given up 92 points in two games for an average of 46 per game.
The Storm struck first on an 8-yard run for Kaymon Farmer at 9:42 in the opening frame which capped a 12-play, 73-yard drive. The first of four Chris Peoples kicks was true for a 7-0 lead.
The Weevils needed only two plays to answer the score with a 51-yard pass from QB Colton Morrison to Jamal Nixon and the game was tied 7-7.
SE’s Nick Sioson found Xavier Smith for a 12-yard pass just before the end of the first to give the Storm a 14-7 lead.
Not to be outdone, UAM got a short pass into the end zone but flubbed the kick, trimming the SE lead to 14-13 less than a minute into the second quarter. The Boll Weevils would score again at 7:41 to take a 19-14 lead.
Kaymon Farmer of SE scored his second TD of the game on a 24-yard pass from Sioson to end a 10-play 71-yard drive. SE led 21-19.
But just before the half, a UAM field goal put the home team on top 22-21.
The Savage Storm took a 28-22 lead early in the third on an Anthony Gale 29-yard pass from Sioson as the SE offense kept clicking. UAM took it back on a short pass with 8:05 in the third for a 29-28 lead.
At 2:10 of the quarter, Peoples gave the Storm their last lead of the game on a 23-yard field goal (31-29 SE). The Weevils blistered SE on a 66-yard touchdown pass to take a 35-31 lead early in the fourth.
At 9:21, Peoples nailed a 37-yard field goal to get the Storm as close as 35-34. But with 4:51 to go, Jamal Nixon took a 30-yard pass for his second score of the game and UAM led 42-34, the final.
On Southeastern’s final drive, the Weevils intercepted a pass to break up any hopes of a Storm rally.
The Savage Storm will be back home this Saturday to host Henderson State Univ. Kickoff at Paul Laird Field is set for 6 p.m.
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