The Hackett Jr High Hornets aren’t letting new opponents in the 3A intimidate them. Hackett has played hardnosed stubborn football since the beginning of time so why change it now? The Hornets again put their stamp on their new conference as they traveled to Cedarville and sent Pirates into antiepileptic shock with a 36-12 victory Thursday night.
Hackett didn’t waste any time getting their game on against the Pirates. Offensively the Hornets put on a clinic as they opened up the flood gates. Quarterback Cole Ketchum passed 6/9 for 118 yards and 2 TDs and rushed four times for 132-yards and 3 TDs. Dawson Clay made 6 rushes for 67 yards. Danny Robinson earned 5 rushes for 20 yards. Wyatt Hester made 4 receptions for 112 yards and 2 TDs. And Brycen Hamilton got 1 reception for 5 yards. “I thought we came out and played well from start to finish. The offense executed very well and had some big plays,” stated coach, Jordan Shelby.
Defensively, Hackett’s brick wall of Hornets was able to hold Cedarville’s workhorses to just 12 points. Gavin Metcalf made 6 tackles and 1 fumble recovery. And Eli Slavens got 1 sack and 2 fumble recoveries. “The defense ran to the ball and had some good stops.” Up next, the 3-2 Jr Hornets will host the Charleston Tigers on October 15. “We expect to have a great week of practice to get ready for Charleston. These are the type of games we look forward to. We are hoping for an exciting atmosphere and a great game. We will do what we do. We just have to execute and make plays on both sides of the ball.”
Photos by Mandy Foster