The Milwaukee South Cardinals entered Friday night’s game with a 1-0 league record after defeating Milwaukee Madison last week. This week, they were able to extend their league record to 2-0 by pitching a shutout in a win over Milwaukee North.
After a scoreless first half, South was finally able to find the end zone. Karon Peters was able to plunge it in from two yards out to put the Cardinals ahead. Cesar Gill‘s extra point made it a 7-0 advantage for the Cardinals. Early in the fourth quarter, Lavelle Payne extended the lead when he scored from a yard out. These two touchdowns were all that Milwaukee South needed to win this game.
This was a defensive battle across the board, as the Cardinals outgained the Blue Devils by a single yard, 112-111. This yardage advantage was the result of 90 rushing yards by South, spearheaded by Karon Peter’s 42 yards. Lavelle Payne, who scored the second touchdown for the Cardinals, had 35 yards rushing, and led the team receiving with two catches for 14 yards. Milwaukee North’s lead offensive contributors were Keshaun Dixon and his 38 yards rushing, as well as Kwamion Boatman and his 23 yards receiving.
With the victory, South is now 2-1 overall and 2-0 in the Milwaukee City-Blackbourn. Next week, they will visit Milwaukee Pulaski. Milwaukee North is now 0-2 on the year and 0-1 in the Blackbourn Division standings. They will also be on the road when they take on Obama SCTE.