On Saturday, September 28th the Hackett Little League Hornets celebrated their Homecoming and hosted the Greenland Pirates. Everyone knows that you can’t lose on your homecoming and the Hornets made sure that didn’t happen as they issued the Pirates a double dose of defeat.
The 3rd and 4th grade Hornets kicked things off with a battle of the wills. The Hornets struck first to take an 8-0 lead in the first half, but it was a defensive battle from there. Both Hackett and Greenland traded shots not giving each other’s offense any breathing room to open up the game. Hackett’s first half score was the only time either team lit up the scoreboard in the game, but that was all the Hornets needed for the 8-0 victory.
Hackett 3rd and 4th grade coach, Nick Holbert said “It was another tough defensive standoff. We were able to drive and score in the first half, but after that, we couldn’t punch it in against Greenland’s tough defense. We were able to stand our ground defensively and keep them out of the end zone. It was a hard-fought fun game to coach.”
Hackett’s 5th and 6th grade team opened up the playbook on Greenland as they sent offensive title waves at the Pirates all night. The Hornets speed tore through Greenland’s defense with precision and ease for most of the game. The Hackett defense didn’t take any prisoners as they crashed into the backfield chopping down the Pirates at every snap. Hackett finished off Greenland with an impressive final score of 28-0.
The Hornets are in a familiar winning form right now. Halfway through the season, Hackett’s 3rd and 4th grade is sitting at a tie for the #1 Seed in the WCFL Playoffs and the 5th and 6th grade is tied for the #2 Seed in the WCFL Playoffs. Although Hackett has a bye week on October 5th, the Hornets will hone in their skills and play the Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club in nonconference play on October 5th. On October 12th, the Hornets will fire conference play back up as they travel to Lavaca to square off against the Golden Arrows starting at 6 p.m.