Reddies grab victory in tight game 35-28

Head coach Scott Maxfield achieves 100th victory at HSU

Hannah Hodge, sport's writer

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Henderson State traveled five hours to Shawnee, Oklahoma to take on The Oklahoma Baptist University Bison at Crain Stadium Sports Complex.

The Reddies came into this game with one goal in mind, scoring.

Winning this game wouldn’t just give the Reddies momentum going into the season, but would also give Head Coach Scott Maxfield his 100th victory as the Reddies’ coach.

Quarterback Richard Stammetti began his senior campaign with a statement, finishing the game 21-for-32 for 357 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions.

The Reddies took control of the game early, scoring 14 points in the first quarter. Senior Running back Logan Moragne rushed in from 15 yards for a score, and Stametti connected with L’liott Curry for a 57-yard passing touchdown.

In the second quarter, Stametti and Curry connected again, this time from 43-yards out to put the Reddies up 21-0. The half ended with the two teams trading scores and the second quarter closed with the Reddies up 28-14.

It appeared to be a tale of two halves however as Henderson State struggled with avoiding penalties that ended drives and halted the momentum.

“We need to come out after half-time and keep the same energy we did in the first half, there is a lot to work on such as blocking, I need to get better on my reads, but I think overall we are going to get this straightened up and get the guys to be more disciplined,” Stametti said.

The Bison scored a touchdown in the third quarter to cut the lead to seven, but Stametti and Curry connected again and that would be enough to put the Bison away.

Henderson would go on to win 35-28. Henderson State’s will return home to play in their home opener against Southern Nazarene University at Carpenter-Haygood Stadium at Ruggles Field on September 14 at 6 pm.