The Dominance Continues

Reddies enter the top 25 after win

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Hannah Hodge, Oracle Sports Editor

Henderson State returned home from their Oklahoma trip to play the East Central Oklahoma Tigers for their homecoming. The Reddies hadn’t lost a game at home and looked to continue that against the Tigers. 

HSU offense has improved tremendously over the last three weeks since their loss to Harding University 14-13. Coming into this game they have outscored their opponents by a combined score of 82-14.

In this game, Henderson had four consecutive drives in the first half which all led to touchdowns.  It was hard for their opponent to match their pace of scoring and at the end of the half, the score was 28-10.  

Each of these drives which were made possible by Senior Quarterback Richard Stammetti who threw for a total of 265 yards and had no interceptions. Stammetti now has a total of 1753 yards passing on the season. 

The Reddies put the game out of reach for ECU in the third quarter with a 65-yard pass to  Wide-receiver Junior Chase Lodree, who had a total of 109 receiving yards for the game. 

In the third quarter, Junior Wide-receiver Braden Boykin returned a punt 78-yards for a touchdown. Boykin now has the second-longest punt return in school history. 

The Reddies offense dominated,  putting up a total of 465 yards in offense in just the first three quarters. 

On the defensive side, the Reddies had six tackles for loss. Denzel Walter led the defense with a tackle for loss and had the first interception of his career in the late fourth quarter. 

The final score of the game was 48-17. HSU, now 6-1 and has a three-game winning streak and are tied for 2nd in the GAC. 

After this win, the Reddies are now ranked as the No. 23 team in the country in the AFCA top 25 poll.

Henderson State will be traveling to Durant, Oklahoma for their next game to play Southeastern Oklahoma at 2 p.m. Saturday on October 26.