Savannah blisters Cameron

By Jared Speckman The St. Joseph News-Press
Posted: September 29, 2012 - 7:20 AM



Savannah finally put together a strong ground attack in a 51-0 pounding of Cameron on Friday night, even if it did come after the game was well in hand.

 

“The ground game is something we continue to work on each week.” said Savannah interim coach Bryson Byergo, who led the Savages for a second straight week due to head coach Chad Smith’s suspension pending the outcome of a driving- while-intoxicated court case. “I think as a unit we’re starting to gel together very well. The injury bug has slowed that process just a little bit, but hopefully, we’re improving every week.”

Three Cameron miscues coupled with a Savages offense that moved the ball with ease saw Savannah take a 21-0 lead before the halfway point of the first quarter.

The only bad news for Savannah came midway through the second quarter, up 28-0, when running back Logan Garrett suffered a lower leg injury. Garrett, who scored a first-quarter touchdown, did not return to the game and was in a walking boot and on crutches in the second half. Garrett and Corey Coburn have served as the Savages’ top running options outside of Wilt.

Savannah kept pressing and eventually left still unbeaten, while Cameron (0-6, 0-4) remained in the Midland Empire Conference cellar.

“Coming in we knew they were winless,” Savannah senior guard Logan Holland said. “so we had to keep our energy up, and we came out and we did that the first quarter and we shut them down.” For the rest of the story click here.

The Savages amassed 135 rushing yards on the night, with 82 coming after they established a 31-0 lead. While adjusting to a new pistol-shotgun-based offense, Savannah continued to sputter on the ground but refuses to give up on that aspect — even as quarterback Zane Wilt continues to display an aerial prowess.