Defense propels Southridge football to 3-0 start

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Published: Sep. 8, 2022 at 12:11 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2022 at 2:31 PM CDT
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HUNTINGBURG, Ind. (WFIE) - Another week of the Indiana high school football season is now in the books, and there are just four undefeated teams left in the Tri-State. One of these teams includes the Southridge football program.

The Raiders are 3-0 after wins over Washington, Boonville and North Posey. The defense has really shined for Southridge thus far as it’s held two teams scoreless, as well as only giving up seven points all season.

The shutouts were against Boonville and North Posey, two squads who enter this week with 2-1 records. Southridge head coach Scott Buening says he’s definitely proud of the guys on the defensive side of the ball.

“One of the big things that’s an emphasis this year, last year it seemed like every time there was a fumble, we didn’t have a guy around the ball to get it, and that’s not bad luck,” Buening said. “There are times where it is, but we just weren’t pursuing the ball like we typically do, but I think this year that’s been a strong suit for us. When balls have been on the ground, we’ve been able to get them. A lot of guys really playing hard through the whistle to get there.”

”We’re not the biggest so we try to use our speed quickness aggressiveness to our advantage, and if we can try to carry out our jobs as individuals, on every play, that’ll help us to succeed in the long run,” Southridge senior lineman Luke Meyer said. “Me being an O-line guy, I know we need to improve on our technique as blockers, and just performing our blocks and carrying them out.”

Southridge heads over to Pike Central on Friday night.

Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m.