The annual Clay County bash on the gridiron between Sutton and Sandy Creek in the end worked out to be a little to much Sutton power for the Cougars to handle as the Mustangs, powered by 410 yards of total offense bulled their way to a powerful 42-12 non-district win and improve to 2-1 on the season as Sandy Creek fell to 1-2 heading into week four of the season.
Additional motivation for the conference rivalry was fueled by the fact that the game was Homecoming for the Cougars. As such, Sutton head coach Steve Ramer was prepared for Sandy Creek to come out strong.
“We kind of expected a storm at the beginning and if we could weather that and get to the second half with the lead, we felt we’d be in good shape,” Ramer said. “We thought in the third and fourth quarters we could make the game ours. I’m satisfied with the way it went.”