STEWART, Ohio — The South Gallia football team mustered just 121 yards of total offense Friday night during a 56-0 setback to host Federal Hocking in a Week 6 Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Athens County.
The visiting Rebels (0-6, 0-5 TVC Hocking) didn’t complete a pass and committed the only two turnovers in the contest, while the Lancers (5-1, 4-0) racked up 319 yards of total offense and led 49-0 at the break.
FHHS led 9-0 in the first quarter before evening running an offensive play from scrimmage. The Rebels had their first drive end with a safety after a blocked punt with 9:30 remaining, then Peyton Seel returned the ensuing free kick 71 yards to paydirt with 9:18 left in the opening period.
Delbert Crum added a five-yard TD run with 4:36 left for a 16-0 edge, then Ivan Santiago hauled in a five-yard scoring strike from Kyle Jackson for a sizable 23-0 cushion. Andrew Smith completed the first quarter scoring with 22.4 seconds left after recovering a blocked punt in the end zone for a 29-0 lead.
Santiago again hauled in a TD pass from Jackson — this time from 33 yards out — to give Fed Hock a 36-0 advantage. Andrew Smith added an 18-yard scoring run with 6:52 left in the half for a 43-0 contest, then Crum tacked on a 70-yard scamper to paydirt with 2:10 left in the period to enter the break holding a 49-0 lead.
Romie Casey rounded out the scoring at 56-0 with 11:48 left in the third after taking the second-half kickoff 73 yards to the house.
Federal Hocking claimed a 10-8 edge in first downs and was penalized 11 times for 98 yards, compared to just seven flags for 40 yards for the guests. The Lancers accumulated 241 yards on 30 rushes and also added 78 passing yards in the contest.
The Rebels gained 121 yards on 52 rushes and did not connect on any of their three pass attempts. Ethan Spurlock led SGHS with 129 yards on 19 carries, while Landon Hutchinson had 26 carries for 14 yards. Brandon Campbell and Kane Hutchinson also had one rushing yard apiece in the setback.
Crum led the hosts with four carries for 96 yards, while Smith added 61 rushing yards on five totes. Jackson finished the night 5-of-5 passing for 78 yards, with Santiago leading the wideouts with three catches for 50 yards.
South Gallia returns home Friday for its Homecoming contest against TVC Hocking opponent Belpre at 7:30 p.m.