The South Fork Cubs remain in contention for a league title after their comfortable win over Cornerstone Christian in Miranda on Friday night.
One week after losing to Branson, the Cubs responded with a 46-18 victory over the Cougars and improved to 2-1 in the NCL-II.
“It was a good game for us,” head coach Karl Terrell said. “At times real good and at other times we’re still making a few little mistakes. Hopefully we can clear that up.”
The shorthanded Cubs were without a couple of key players because of injury, including outstanding senior John Harding.
In their absence, Terrell moved Wesley Way and Shevy Bero-Vanmeter to safety and both players stepped up at the position.
Bero-Vanmeter, who also plays quarterback, is enjoying a breakout season on both sides of the ball and had another strong all-around game.
The junior completed 5 of 10 passes for 165 yards and three TDs in Friday’s win, as well as rushing for 26 yards.
“Shevy had a good game,” the head coach said. “He’s growing as a player. He’s learning.”
Way also had a big night in the offensive backfield, rushing for 103 yards and two TDs on 14 carries.
“He was patient,” Terrell said of the standout sophomore.
Junior Justin Freitas also had 82 yards rushing on 13 carries, while freshman John Stafslien added 30 yards on six carries, all in the fourth quarter.
“He’s a strong runner,” Terrell said of the freshman. “He’s still learning the game, but when I give him the ball he runs hard.”
Junior Broc Contreras also continued to impress and finished with 85 yards receiving and a pair of TDs, one week after he scored this team’s only TD at Branson.
“Broc has come up big for us at wide receiver,” Terrell said.
Defensively, Way led the team with 12 total tackles, while Bero-Vanmeter had 10 and Cannon Baker seven.
The Cubs currently trail both Stuart Hall (3-0) and Branson (2-0) in league play with three games remaining each.
The Cubs who are 4-3 overall, will host Upper Lake next weekend in their Homecoming game.
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