Southport High School Athletics
Volume 1 - August 2016
The Cardinals kicked off their season at home on August 19th against the Rebels of Roncalli High School. This was also PTYF Night at Perry Stadium. Southport put forth a tremendous effort but did not come away victorious as Roncalli won 25-21. Eddie Schott threw for 196 yards and 2 touchdowns, one to Blake Evans and the other to Sergiey Slaughter. Andrew Mappes and Micah Walker combined for 148 yards on the ground, with Mappes breaking free for an 80 yard touchdown in the 3rd quarter.
The following week the Cardinals traveled to Westfield. Kickoff was scheduled for 7:00 p.m. but was pushed back beyond 8:45 p.m. due to lightning. The team struggled in the second half and fell 27-0 on a strange evening of football. Turnovers and time of possession hurt the team but the Cardinals will use their first road game as a learning experience.
Two nights later the Cards hosted the Rebels of Roncalli High School. After giving up a goal early, the boys played from behind for the majority of the match. A late goal in the final minutes forced the draw between the two schools. After the tie, the Cardinals sat at 1-0-1 on the season.
That weekend, the Cards hosted Ben Davis. Again, the Cards gave up an early goal but fought back to tie things up heading late into the game. It looked like this would end in another draw but the Giants capitalized again and gave Southport their first loss of the season. Kyaw Naing scored another goal giving him 3 of the Cards 7 goals on the season.
The Cards then traveled to Franklin Community High School to take on the Grizzly Cubs. The Cards lost a close one 5-3. These boys continue to gain experience and develop as the young season progresses.
The Cardinals face the Falcons on Thursday, September 1st.
That weekend they faced the Giants of Ben Davis High School. There was no backing down from this group as they played smart and aggressive throughout, gaining the 1-0 win.
The girls then traveled to Trinity Lutheran in Seymour. The Cards came ready to play and showed what they were capable of with a 10-0 win. At this point in the young season, the girls are 3-0 with great play on the field and near the goal. Emily Chambers has only given up one goal.
The game against Greenwood was canceled following an evening of torrential rain. The Cards host the Falcons on Wednesday, August 31st.
Boys & Girls Cross Country
The teams traveled to Terre Haute and the LaVern Gibson course to compete in the Conference Indiana meet. Erin Sullivan was the individual winner for the girl's race. Lexi Green finished 5th. Both girls earn all-conference recognition and helped the girl's team place 4th. The boys were lead by Michael Crook and Drew Shellenberger who finished 9th and 10th respectively. Both earned all conference. The team finished 6th overall.
The girls traveled to Ben Davis this past Saturday and competed in their invitational. The Cards played hard and competed well against the other schools.
This girls continue to battle and grow as a team. Tiana Wright is leading the team in kills, while Maggie Davis does the same with assists and Kierston Whitlock with digs.
The team has three matches this week. They travel to Beech Grove and Franklin Central and host Martinsville.
Matches against Ben Davis and Decatur Central have been rained out.
These ladies continue to improve each time they hit the links, shaving strokes off of their game. Coach Adamson has been pleased with their commitment.
Thank you to coaches, parents, and Varsity News for submitting photos.