Thursday, October 11, 2007
Hawks lose close one
If the Hawks’ fans were wondering just how their heroes would fare against the region-leading Warriors of Senatobia, their fears were partially assuaged by Holly High’s performance in their second real home game of the season.
The Warriors entered with the best overall record in the region at 4-1 and no divisional losses.
The Warriors received the ball first Friday night at Sam Coopwood Park and went three and out. That set the tone for the first quarter. Neither team was able to get into the endz one
The Hawks were at the 20 and looking for an opportunity to score when quarterback Demetri Oliver launched a pass. Warrior defensive back Brandon Dean beat the Hawks’ receiver to the ball and returned it for a touchdown. The PAT was booted and the score was 7-0.
The same situation developed again near the end of the first half. Another missed reception resulted in yet another scoring opportunity for the visitors. Senatobia cashed in, plus again turned the PAT, and had a 14-0 lead at intermission.
The Hawks had a renewed purpose to begin the second half. They went right to work, battling the Warrior offense and baffling their defense.
“We had to score three times to get one touchdown”, according to head coach Clifford Brown. “We had two consecutive TDs called back.
“Still our guys didn’t get down. They stayed together and held the Warriors scoreless for two quarters”.
They marched to the Senatobia door and then Oliver scored on a quarterback sneak.
The Hawks crossed into the Warrior red zone numerous times in the second half, but could’nt take advantage.
“It was not so much as what Senatobia did as it was what we didn’t do”, stated Brown. “ They didn’t repel us, We made mistakes. We kept making errors that we shouldn’t have.”
Coach Brown said the Hawks (1-5) are still looking for a chance at the playoffs. Three more district games await. He expects the Hawks’ production to get better.
Datron Johnson was selected as the most valuable player of the game because of his defensive play. Brown praised all of his cornerbacks, saying that they changed the complexity of the game.
The Hawks travel to Tunica Rosa Fort this Friday night, Oct. 12, to take on the Lions. Rosa Fort has an overall record of 3-3 and a district mark of 1-1. The Lions lost 38-18 to Corinth last week.
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