The Henderson State Reddies continued their undefeated season, beating the Southeastern Oklahoma State Savage Storm, 27-24, on Oct. 2, as Matthew Postins of the College Football America Yearbook staff covered the game in Durant, Oklahoma.
Postins’ photo gallery is on our Facebook page and photos of the game could end up in the 2022 edition of the Yearbook. The photos may also be used by the American Football Coaches Association for its web site, social media and publications.
Both Henderson State and Southeastern Oklahoma were undefeated going into the game, and both were looking to keep pace in the Great American Conference. It turned out to be a great game, befitting a pair of undefeated teams.
The Reddies had a 21-14 lead at halftime, and managed to maintain it, despite a Savage Storm touchdown to tie the game to start the second half. After Southeastern’s Duce Pittman caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Daulton Hatley, the Reddies held the Savage Storm to just three points. Meanwhile, Henderson State kicker Semo Martinez made two field goals in the second half, from 33 and 36 yards, which proved to be the difference.
For Henderson State, quarterback Adam Morse threw for 195 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for another 46 yards. Mike Benning and Chase Lodree caught those touchdown passes, while wide receiver L’liott Curry caught eight passes.
Southeastern held the No. 1 offense in the country to a season-low 356 yards, but it wasn’t enough to win. Hatley threw for 219 yards and two touchdowns, while Hunter Hawthorne caught four passes for 67 yards and a touchdown.
Josh Mulumba and Maalik Hall each had nine tackles for Southeastern.
The College Football America 2021 Yearbookfeatures more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.