ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Henderson State University continues to be one of the biggest surprises in the Great American Conference this football season.
The Reddies improved to 6-1 in the GAC Saturday at Carpenter-Haygood Stadium by routing East Central Oklahoma, 48-17. HSU is currently tied for second place in the conference with Harding and Southern Arkansas.
Senior quarterback Richard Stammetti of Las Vegas, Nev., threw the first of his four touchdown passes four minutes into the game. L’liott Curry hauled in a 14-yard pass to end a 10-play drive, with Temo Martinez converting the PAT.
Henderson quarterback throws 4 TD passes
The lead was 28-10 at intermission. Querale Hall scored for the Reddies on a 9-yard run. Arkansas State transfer Logan Moragne scored on a 3-yard run, and senior Doug Johnson caught a 26-yard scoring pass. The Reddies’ 62-yard drive to start the game was their shortest scoring drive of the game.
HSU converted 9 of 13 third down plays, and was 2 of 2 on fourth down gambles.
Junior Chase Lodree caught a 65-yard scoring pass from Stammetti with 11:42 left in the third quarter. Braden Boykin, a transfer from East Mississippi Community College, returned a punt 78 yards to put the Reddies on top, 42-10.
Stammetti passed for 265 yards. Henderson plays Southeastern Oklahoma in its next GAC game. The Savage Storm lost to Southern Arkansas in Magnolia on Saturday.