South Decatur hosted its final home game of the regular season Friday night as Indian Creek traveled to South for a MIFC contest.

The fans saw an aerial attack from both schools as the schools combined for a total of 767 yards through the air on the game, but it was the Braves that came out on top 62-25.

South quarterback Tyler Mote was 18-of-29 for 296 yards and four touchdowns.

“I think we’re seeing a kid grow up at quarterback. I think everyone had known since junior high that he could be a very good football player and quarterback. Our plan was to bring him along in the middle of the season and he keeps getting better and better. Devin Butler has been a great help to him. Devin being a quarterback has talked to him and really helped him along. It’s a real pleasure to have a kid like Devin on the team,” commented Cougar head coach Ken Wendling.

Indian Creek signal-caller Matt Rogers completed 19-of-26 passes for 451 yards and six touchdowns in the win.

Indian Creek took the ball to open it and did not waste any time, driving 70 yards in 11 plays to take a 7-0 early in the first.

Indian Creek piled on the scoring in the first half jumping out to a 47-6 lead at the half.

South’s lone score of the first half came in the second quarter on a 13-yard pass Tyler Mote to Ben Wilkerson.

Rogers threw for five touchdowns in the first two quarters of play. Three of Rogers’ five touchdowns were to Jeremiah Tworek.

After the slow first half, the Cougars’ offense started to come to life in the second.

“The first quarter and a half we didn’t play that badly. We actually had guys about half an inch to a half a foot from making the play. Consequently, they jumped out to a big lead. At half-time, we told the guys, you can either come out and play in the second half or get embarrassed. And the guys started to come around,” added Wendling.

The Cougars scored first in the second half as Mote found Skylar Breece open in the back of the end zone for the 15-yard score. The conversion attempt was no good and the Cougars trailed 47-12.

The Cougars’ Wilkerson picked off a Rogers’ pass on Indian Creek’s first drive of the second half giving the ball back to the Cougars mid-way through the third.

The Cougars’ offense couldn’t get anything going after the turnover going three and out. However, the snap on the punt was mishandled and the Braves took over at the South 13-yard line.

The bad snap set up an Indian Creek score by Justin Cave with just over two minutes to go in the third.

After the Indian Creek score the Cougars answered with just over a minute and a half left in third as MacTavish took the screen pass from Mote 59 yards to pay dirt.

The Cougar offense struck via the air attack again in the fourth quarter when Mote connected with Jeremy Pons-ler for the score.

The touchdown ended the scoring for the game with a final score of 62-25.

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