"We didn't play good in the first half so we wanted to make a difference. We're a young team. This helps us out with our confidence. This builds a good foundation for our future.''
Senior Will Jackson turned in 167 yards on 23 carries with a TD on the opening possession that gave the Warriors their first lead of the year. Sophomore quarterback Cole Sigman completed just 3 of 6 passes for 73 yards, but tossing two TDs with no interceptions.
"They've been through so much adversity in the past few weeks,'' Freeman said. "More than anybody can imagine. They just keep hanging in there. They keep coming back for more and keep fighting. That's all you ask for when you coach.
"You're a young team and you're outmatched. We've had some kids leave the program and some issues that have arisen in the media. These kids have stayed with it and they just kept going. That's our goal right now to keep moving. Take this momentum and keep rolling.''
SA was coming off its first win of the year last week over rival Nitro in the Battle of the Bridge.
"We didn't have a good practice all week,'' said SA coach Steve Stoffel Jr. "A day here and a day there. It's hard to come back down after playing pretty well last week. I wasn't quite sure we were ready to play. The second half, we had some letdowns.''
The Red Dragons rolled up 408 total yards with 21 first downs. Reed finished 18 of 30 for 249 yards with two TDs, but threw those four picks. Reed was also the Red Dragons' leading rusher with 51 yards on 11 totes. Receiver Dakota Kelly hauled in six passes for 95 yards.
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.