Southridge football preps for 3A regional bout with Lawrenceburg

Southridge football preps for 3A regional bout with Lawrenceburg
Published: Nov. 9, 2022 at 11:07 PM CST
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HUNTINGBURG, Ind. (WFIE) - With several teams squaring off this weekend in IHSAA football regionals, the Southridge Raiders will be hosting Lawrenceburg for the chance to advance to the semi-state round.

Last Friday, the Raiders beat Heritage Hills for the second time this season, winning 42-14 to take home the 3A sectional championship. Southridge did so with a 35-point onslaught in the first half that comprised of three touchdown passes, including two scores over 50 yards.

The Raiders are known for their Wing-T rushing attack, but they have been very good at picking when to throw the ball, and quarterback Hudson Allen has been very efficient in finding his playmakers.

“We haven’t hit as many explosive plays in the run game as maybe we typically do in a year, but we’ve had a ton of them in the pass game,” Southridge head football coach Scott Buening said. “Corydon Central, for example, they did a whole lot to take [Reid Schroeder] away, and overplayed a lot of the things that we like to do with them. But that also opened up the passing game and we were able to push the ball downfield, and we had three or four 50-plus yard passes. This team has done a great job of how we’re being defended. We have a toolbox that we can go to.”

“This is what your whole season leads up to,” Southridge senior lineman Luke Meyer said. “So when you finally get to see all the hard work and determination pay out, as well as last week with a trophy, it starts to get really fun.”

The Raiders will face off against Lawrenceburg at Raider Field on Saturday.

Kick-off is set for 5 p.m. EST.