Today's Paper Obits HER Sports Latest News Newsletters Viewpoints Lifestyles Weather Dear Abby Horoscopes Stocks 2019 Progress
ADVERTISEMENT
story.lead_photo.caption - Photo by Patric Flannigan

— CAMDEN HARMONY GROVE—The weather did not dampen the Harmony Grove Hornets lightening hot offense on Friday night at Bill Manning Field. They defeated the Clinton Yellowjackets 46-14 in the second round of the Class AAA High School Football Play-offs on a slippery field produced by light rain that fell throughout the day but finally stopped shortly after the 7:00 kick-off.

Both teams were held to three and outs on their first series of the contest, but Clinton struck first when QB Weston Amos scored from 2 yards out with 6:26 to go in the first quarter. The PAT was good giving the visiting team the early 7-0 lead.

Coach Ernie Horstcamp’s Hornets took the ensuing kick-off and used 9 plays to score when Mecca Arnold crossed the goal line on a 2 yard run with 3:52 to go in the first. The 2 point conversion attempt failed, but the home team had pulled within 1 point, 7-6.

The Yellowjackets, coached by Chris Dufrene, set up on their own 40 after the ensuing kick-off. On the next play FB John Riley Hinchey dashed for 60 yards and the score at 3:41 in the first quarter. They added the PAT and built there lead to 14-6.

The Hornets used six plays to tie the game when Zach Smith connected with Xaylon Falls on a 40 yard pass play with only :28 to go in the first quarter.Tobias Hicks scored the 2 point play that knotted the score at 14.

Neither team could score in the second period until Falls caught a pass from Smith for a 9 yard touchdown play with time expiring in the first half. Falls also scored the 2 point play setting the score at 22-14 halftime.

Harmony Grove took the opening kick-off of the second half and mounted a short scoring drive capped by a 10 yard run by Arnold with 10:49 to go in the third period. He also scored on the two point play giving the Hornets a 30-14 lead.

The next score of the game was a defensive one when Clinton’s QB Amos was tackled in his own end zone for a safety giving the Hornets a 32-14 edge with 2:48 to go in the third quarter.

The home team got good field position after the free kick and marched down the field for another score with :17 to go in the third period when Falls caught his third touchdown pass of the night from Smith. This one went for 9 yards. Hicks scored the 2 point conversion attempt pushing the Hornets lead to 40-14.

Harmony Grove’s final touchdown of the night came with 4:25 to go in the contest when Hicks ran it in from the 4 yard line. The 2 point conversion attempt failed setting the final margin of victory at 46-14.

Following the game Horstcamp had high praise for his team. He noted they had a great week of practice and were locked in on the game. He praised their execution against a “really good team.” He said the squad did all you could ask of them.

The win improves Harmony Grove’s record to 10-2 on the season. Clinton’s year ended with a 10-2 record as well.

The Hornets will travel to Cleveland County next Friday night to face the 11-1 Rison Wildcats who defeated Lamar 36-20 to advance to the third round of the play-offs. Kick-off is set for

7:00.

Sponsor Content

Comments

COMMENTS - It looks like you're using Internet Explorer, which isn't compatible with our commenting system. You can join the discussion by using another browser, like Firefox or Google Chrome.
It looks like you're using Microsoft Edge. Our commenting system is more compatible with Firefox and Google Chrome.
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT