Thursday, October 12, 2006
Hawks destroy 4A Rosa Fort
By CLAUDE VINSON
The Holly High Hawks bounced back admirably from their loss to the Senatobia Warriors a week earlier and bested the Rosa Fort Lions of Tunica on their own turf.
They spoiled Rosa Fort’s homecoming game.
The Hawks had the ball first and Treyvan Howell went to work immediately. He hit Chris Bridgeforth with a 10-yard toss to open scoring in the first quarter. Bridgeforth also kicked the extra point to give Holly High the 7-0 early on lead.
The Rosa Fort Lions couldn’t get anything going and went three and out. The punt was a soft one which was fielded by Jeremy Boyd, who lumbered 30 yards for the score on the return. Bridgeforth then booted the extra point to up the Holly High lead to 14-0.
The defense for Holly High was still denying the Lions progress, holding them scoreless in the first quarter. They were still not conceding any ground in the second which kept the ball in the offense’s hands.
Boyd closed out first half scoring after taking a handoff from Howell at scrimmage and went two yards in. The try for the extra point failed. The horn sounded with the Hawks ahead 20-0 at the intermission.
The Holly High scoring machine was still hitting on all cylinders in the third quarter. Howell found Darryl Kinkle on a sideline route and the wide receiver made the grab and completed the 40 yard score. Again the try for point after was foiled.
But the Hawks picked up two points anyway when Boyd bypassed the offensive line of the Lions and stopped the quarterback in the end zone for a safety. That gave the Hawks a real cushion at 28-0.
The Hawks had not turned off the machine just yet, going for another tally on a throw to Courtney Bowen from six yards out. This time it was James Echols kicking the extra point to top off the tally at 35-0.
Head coach Clifford Brown was pleased with his team’s performance at Tunica.
“We did a lot of things right,” he said. “We were going to the ball and our offense was really clicking.”
He went on to praise the complete and total effort of the defense.
Brown lamented the loss at Senatobia and added in retrospect, “We should have won that game. But I think we learned from it. We just have to get ready for the remainder of the season. It is going to get interesting. Five of us (teams) have identical records of 3-4 overall (3-1 in district).”
Holly High will celebrate homecoming on this Friday, Oct. 13, at Sam Coopwood Park when they host M.S.Palmer of Marks.
Coach Brown was asked for any observation about the Palmer team and what steps would be taken to defeat them.
“We have to make them throw the ball and try to contain their fullback,” he said.
Brown named Jeremy Boyd as most valuable player of the week.
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