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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Hackett Stuns Mountianburg with 20-7 win


The Hornets went into Friday nights contest on their home field against the Mountainburg Dragons, fresh off a win at Pocola. Their win against the Indians gave them a confidence boost both as an on the road competitor, and as a home field host.
Coach Lonnie Hester, “This win was HUGE! I couldn’t be any prouder of our guys. We had some guys step up during this game, and it showed.”
Hackett gave up 183 total yards on Defense with 44 yards passing, and 139 yards rushing, but turned the tide to their favor with (3) interceptions, and (3) fumble recoveries. Ely Stormes, and Mathew Carter led the defensive charge with a combined (16) tackles which included two quarterback sacks. The Dragons scored on one interception.
Their offense shined as their passing, and running game complemented each other in an all out attack on the Dragon defense.
Senior Ely Stormes threw “8 for 12” good for 118 yards, with (1) touchdown, and 40 yards on (8) carries with a rushing TD.
Senior Robert Collins had 64 yards on (4) receptions, with (2) scores.
Sophomore Brady Hester had 41 yards on (3) receptions.
Sophomore Pecey McBride offensively ran for 97 yards on 12 carries, 14 yards on a single reception, and had (1) interception on defense.
Cooper Shipman – defensive interception.
John Parnell – defensive interception.
Andy McCoy – fumble recovery.
John Booth – fumble recovery
The Hackett Hornets host Drew Central this Friday at home. NOTE: Hackett origianlly had a bye week, but with Drew Centrals opponent not having a team, they opted to come up and fill the gap.)
Photo Credit: Nan Helen Guffey

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