Southerners fall to Pocahontas in season-opener, 49-33

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Report by Chris Vines

The Southerners rushed for 342 yards but came up short to the Pocahontas Redskins, 49-33 in the season opener Friday night at Stewart Field.

The Southerners trailed by three touchdowns before battling back and cutting the lead to eight, 41-33.

Pocahontas scored with nine seconds left and added a two-point conversion and a busted extra point to make the final score.

Landon Haas had 137 yards and three touchdowns, Brendan Frazier had 131 yards and two touchdowns for Southside who fell to 0-1 in the season.

The Southerners travel to Mayflower next week for a non-conference matchup that starts at 7 p.m.

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