Published: Oct 19, 2011 02:00 AM
Modified: Oct 17, 2011 08:00 PM
Wildcats fall to scoring barrage
East Chapel Hill can't recover from momentum-changing play in first quarter.
DURHAM - It was senior night and homecoming at Spartan Stadium on Friday, and Southern Durham treated the festive crowd to quite a show.Senior quarterback Dorian Belcher accounted for four touchdowns, and senior running back Akeem Judd ran for 201 yards and two scores, leading the Spartans to a convincing 71-27 victory against East Chapel Hill."That's what it's all about, sending them out with a bang," Durham Southern coach Adrian Jones said. "We've been putting some points on the board the last four weeks. I'm proud of all the seniors."The loss for East Chapel Hill (2-7, 2-2 PAC-6) was almost as bad as 2009's 47-0 defeat at Southern.Scoring the most points in memory for Southern (6-3, 4-1 PAC-6), the Spartans rolled up 469 yards in total offense, including 355 yards on the ground.Southern started the scoring barrage on their first possession, needing just four plays to reach pay dirt as Belcher took the ball the last nine yards himself for a 7-0 advantage.The Wildcats (2-7, 2-2) were on their way to responding. Quarterback Drew Davis completed five straight passes, guiding his team to the Southern 16-yard line.But Jackson Boyer fumbled and Southern Durham's Jeremy Thompson scooped up the ball and took it 88 yards for a score to up the Spartan lead to 14-0."That definitely was a big momentum changer right there," Jones said. "They were driving down the field and guys were getting frustrated. That was a big play."The Spartans were far from done. Dorian Bullock caught a 57-yard scoring strike from Bullock, Akeem Judd had a 5-yard touchdown run, and senior wideout Jamiah Johnson capped a frantic first quarter with a 17-yard catch and run from Bullock as the first quarter ended for a 34-7 advantage.Besides a few miscues, Davis ran East Chapel Hill's spread offense with efficiency. He finished 42-of-60 for 394 yards and four touchdowns, but most of those yards came with the outcome all but decided.Southern then took it into overdrive, scoring 31 points in the fourth quarter, highlighted by a 53-yard touchdown run from Judd.Boyer had 15 catches for 131 yards for the Wildcats, while Luke Arlotto added seven grabs for 97 yards.
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