Southern drops fourth straight at Bunn
The injuries — and the losses — keep mounting for Southern Vance.
Southern was without starting running back Qualik Shearin in Friday’s 41-12 defeat to Bunn. The Raiders had a couple more go down Friday, including senior lineman Jaquez Bullock, who had already been battling injuries.
Southern (2-5, 0-1) dropped its fourth consecutive game in the 2-A Northern Carolina Conference opener for each team and Bunn improved to 4-3 overall.
“They were well-coached,” Southern head coach Lewis Young said. “I think they did a good job. They were a tough team.”
“Not having Qualik out there was a big factor,” added Young. “He’s probably one of the best running backs out there and not having him was a major factor.”
Southern turned the ball over four times and outgained Bunn in total offense, according to The Franklin Times.
The Raiders got off to a good start on Bunn’s homecoming as quarterback Ty-Traveon Roberts hit Shawn Henderson on a 40-yard play before the two hooked up again for a 20-yard touchdown.
Bunn scored on a botched Raider punt and posted a 14-6 halftime advantage.
Kicker Freeman Jones, recently selected to play in the Shrine Bowl, added a couple of field goals for the Wildcats.
Bunn sacked Roberts in the second half, forcing a fumble that Davante Caldwell picked up and ran 74 yards before the Wildcats scored to make it 38-6.
Down 41-6, Southern wrapped up its scoring when Roberts found Henderson for a 34-yard score.
The Raiders host South Granville (6-1, 1-1 NCC) this week.
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