The South Cougars freshman football team traveled to West on Thursday for the next-to-last game of the year for both teams. The Cougars jumped out early on the home team and never looked back as they came away with a 30-0 victory.
South (4-3) took care of business in the first quarter by opening with a solid rushing attack. Quarterback Chris Gaston finished off the Cougars opening drive with a 15-yard touchdown run for a quick lead. Tylin Heath added the 2-point conversion for an 8-0 South lead.
The Cougars went to the air on their next drive and two plays in Gaston hit receiver Clarke Cunningham for a 60-yard touchdown strike, Heath added another conversion for a 16-0 lead.
The defense of the Cougars stepped in to add to the scoring with a 50-yard interception return by Austin Flory, effectively putting West out of the game.
Jon Pederson gave South one more offensive strike, as he ran the second-half kick-off back for a touchdown. That quick strike gave the Cougars their margin of victory.
South plays host to Southwest on Thursday at Lawrence High.