DURANT, Okla. – Quarterback Richard Stammetti threw three touchdown passes Saturday at Paul Laird Stadium to rally Henderson State University past Southeastern Oklahoma State, 41-27.
The Reddies improved to 7-1 on the season, and 7-1 in the Great American Conference. HSU is tied with Harding University and Southern Arkansas University for second place. Ouachita Baptist remained unbeaten Thursday night with a 27-13 win over Southern Nazarene.
Southeastern scored first Saturday, the Reddies answering late in the first quarter. Logan Moragne climaxed a 15-play, 75-yard drive with a 1-yard TD run. Temo Martinez’s PAT tied the score at 7-7.
The Savage Storm recaptured the lead on the first play of the second quarter. HSU answered with a long drive, Querale Hall scoring on a 7-yard run with 9:19 left in the first half. L’liott Curry caught a 3-yard touchdown pass, with 3:33 left before intermission.
Curry helps Henderson pull away
Henderson pulled away in the second half. Curry hauled in another 3-yard scoring pass from Stammetti. Mercardo Anderson had a 17-yard interception return for six points, and Chase Lodree caught a 20- yard TD pass.
Stammette finished 24 of 34 for 234 yards and three touchdowns. He did throw two interceptions. Moragne was the Reddies’ leading rusher with 81 yards on 18 totes. Curry caught nine passes for 71 yards, with Doug Johnson pulling down seven passes for 81 yards.
Anderson had a second interception that set up an HSU touchdown. Robert Thomas led the Reddies’ defense with six tackles, and Patrick Jones had an interception.
Henderson still has Southern Arkansas and Ouachita Baptist left to play.