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Prep Football: Red Devils overpower Harrisburg to stay unbeaten in SIRR Ohio

  • Tysen Satterfield scores a touchdown on a completed pass in the first half of play.

    Tysen Satterfield scores a touchdown on a completed pass in the first half of play.
    JEFF JONES | For The Register

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updated: 10/11/2021 11:39 AM

Harrisburg was held to a season-low 135 yards in a 64-14 loss in a Senior Night home loss to Murphysboro Friday night.
With the loss, the Bulldogs drop to 4-3 overall and are now 2-2 overall after seven weeks. Harrisburg needs five wins to be eligible for the post season for the first time since 2015 and have away dates at Herrin this Friday and Carterville to close out the regular season.
Friday night at Taylor Field, Murphysboro (6-1, 4-0) grabbed a quick 16-0 lead on a Harrisburg error that led to a bad snap in the end zone and recovered by the Red Devils, followed by a Ethan Fenke 47 yard pass to Figgins with 9:26 left in the first quarter.
Harrisburg got on the board after Ben Gulley hooked up with Tysen Satterfield from 43 yards out and trailed 15-6 with 6:57 left in the first.
The Red Devils went back on the offensive, tacking on two more touchdowns to lead 29-6 after one.
Harrisburg got on the scoreboard after McIntosh ran the ensuing kickoff all the way to the Murphysboro 10-yard line, setting up Gulley for a seven-yard run with 10:37 left before halftime.
From there, the Red Devils rattled off 35 unanswered points to get the dominant victory.
Harrisburg had just 53 yards rushing on the ground as Bryant Lester finished with eight carries for 15 yards and Rider ran six time for four yards. Satterfield had three carries for six yards and added two receptions for 52 yards.
Gulley went 4-for-6 for 82 yards under center for the Bulldogs, while running six times for 12 yards.
Murphysboro has now won four straight over Harrisburg and six of the last eight dating back to 2014.
The win keeps Murphysboro unbeaten and sets up Friday SIRR Ohio showdown with Benton for the conference championship. The Rangers rolled to a 48-12 win over Massac County Friday night.