South-Doyle sophomore quarterback Malik Lundy under center to take
the snap. (The Herald/ Submitted Photo)

For the first time in 10 years, the South-Doyle Cherokees (3-0, 1-0) are undefeated. Their latest victory was over Heritage (0-4, 0-1) on their homecoming night as the Cherokees dominated 40-0.

Their 33-0 lead at the half was impressive to say the least.

South-Doyle scored again early in the third quarter to start the continuous clock rule.

In the preseason South-Doyle Coach Clark Duncan made the statement, “If I can’t win with the players we have now, with their talent and experience, then I should be fired.”

The Cherokees have addressed that statement with resounding success as they piled up 264 yards of offense the first half opposed to 41 for Heritage.

The Cherokees were led by three sophomores on offense; quarterback Brody Rollins, and running backs Malik Lundy and Jacquey Bruce who rushed for 204 yards on 16 carries.

Rollins ran for 135 yards and three touchdowns on seven attempts.

The Cherokee defense gave up only 11 yards on 16 carries.

Rollins scored the first touchdown on a 28-yard run.

Fourteen seconds later, South-Doyle scored as Bruce returned a Mountaineer fumble for a touchdown.

Bruce also scored on a 48-yard scoring run.

Soon after that, Cherokee’s Jacob Faucette connected to Brandon Duplantis on a 47-yard touchdown pass on a fake punt.

Rollins completed the scoring in the half on a 28-yard touchdown run.

Next up for the Cherokees is an IMAC matchup at Morristown West.

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