Saline Clinches Share of SEC Red Title
The Saline football team clinched at least a share of the SEC Red title by beating Bedford 35-21 Friday night.
The Hornets remained undefeated in the Red at 6-0 and can clinch the outright title with a win at home against Dexter (4-2 in the Red).
Saline and Bedford were scoreless in the first when lightning was spotted forcing a delay of nearly an hour before the teams retook the field.
Late in the first Zach Antal put the Hornets on top with a six-yard TD run for a 7-0 lead after Riley Behrens extra point kick.
After a Mules punt, CJ Carr hit Tate Bezeau with a six-yard scoring pass to push the Hornets lead to 14-0.
Bedford bounced back for a pair of touchdowns to tie the game, but Saline answered with a 77-yard TD pass from Carr to Caden Winston to make it 21-14 at halftime.
Carr ran one in from three yards out to give the Hornets a 28-14 lead midway through the third.
Bedford drove the Hornets 17 on the next drive, but the Hornets stopped the Mules on fourth down to fore a turnover on downs.
Saline wasted no time when Carr hit Roman Laurio with a 69-yard TD pass to make it 35-14 and the Hornets defense did the rest with the Mules scoring late to make the final 35-21.
Carr finished 15 of 27 passing for 151 yards and four TD’s.