CULVER — With three fullbacks sidelined with injuries, Culver Community had to improvise.
When the Cavaliers couldn't seem to move the ball on the ground, sophomore quarterback Collin Stevens took to the air, connecting with receivers at a 10-for-19 rate with two touchdowns and a pick.
South Central had a chance to tie it up after an 8-yard touchdown plunge by Devin Wiltse with 2:10 remaining on the game clock, but the Satellites' two-point conversion gamble on a flea-flicker play failed, and the home team survived 21-20 at Culver Friday.
"We had three fullbacks out," said Culver head coach Andy Thomas. "It's hard to call plays; the plays we run the most often involve a fullback, and we had three guys out so we had to go with the pass a little bit more, we had to go with a little bit more of a tailback run game. Not necessarily because we wanted to but because we had to."