There’s no better way to end your football homecoming game than with a final score explosion of 40-0. The venue at Hackett was jam-packed with moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and out of town fans who were there to support the Hornets. Hackett hosted the Spring Hill Bears for their homecoming and boy was it somethin’.
With the energy at an all-time high, the Hornets dominated the Bears completely by shutting down both offenses and defenses. For the Hornets offense, Avery Hester completed two long-winded catapults for 111 yards with two touchdowns and two rushes for 43 yards earning one touchdown. Fischer Shipman ignited the field with 6 carries for a total of 58 yards. Peyton Hester was gone in the blink of an eye with an 83-yard catch adding another Hornet touchdown to the board. And helping to keep the momentum going was Ty Smith with a 28-yard reception for a touchdown.
“I thought we played pretty good,” expressed Head Coach, Michael Meador. “We made several defensive stops and also scored two touchdowns on defense. Our offensive line blocked really well and opened up holes for our running backs, our quarterback completed several balls, and our receivers made some defenders miss to gain more yards.”
The Hornets defense came in like a wrecking ball, smearing the Bears all up and down the field. Peyton Hester nailed down six solo tackles and four assists. Ty Smith stopped Spring Hill in their tracks with four solo tackles, one assist, and two forced fumbles. Juan Farjado secured four solos and four assists. Briar Goines was a beast with 10 solo tackles and one assist. And Cogan Hester logged two solo tackles, one assist, 2 fumble recoveries, and one defensive touchdown.
“Several guys that have not scored this year, were able to score on Friday night. We are getting in better shape to be able to go a full game without anybody cramping. We are trying to make our practices as close as we can to mimic a Friday night football game.”
This Friday night, the Hackett Hornets will compete in their last nonconference game of the season. Sitting 2-1 overall, the Hornets will hit the road to face the undefeated 2-0 Panama Razorbacks. Last season, Panama played on the Hornets home turf and forced Hackett to take the 32-24 loss. This season though, the Hornets would like to return the favor. The game will be played on September 20 in Panama at 7 p.m.
Photos courtesy of Mandy Foster