T.F. South senior running back Saleem Sanford rushed for over 200 yards three touchdowns before halftime in the No. 24 Rebels 39-6 win over host Argo.
The Rebels (7-1) have won seven in a row since losing in Week 1 to undefeated Crete-Monee. They’ll host rival Oak Forest next week.
“We know next week is going to be a tough game and I personally have never beat them,” said Sanford, who finished with nine carries for 216 yards in just two quarters of action. “There is always reason for improvement.”
Sanford scored twice in the first quarter, adding a 56-yard TD run to go with his 91-yarder for a 14-0 lead. The Argonauts (2-6) cut that lead to 14-6 following a 4-yard touchdown run by junior D’Ken Jones on a drive that was kept alive after a roughing the passer penalty on T.F. South.
That would be it for Argo, which surrendered another TD run by Sanford and a 16-yard TD reception with one minute left in the half.
“We got off to a great start with Sal breaking the first one,” T.F. South coach Tom Padjen said. “The Defense played well and our guys have worked hard to improve every week.”
That defense collected eight sacks and two interceptions. James Bucksath and Vertis Ellison had two sacks each. Frazier and Bucksath each added an interception.
Jones finished with 101 yards rushing for the Argonauts.