Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tigers manhandle host Hawks
By BARRY BURLESON
Holly High was simply no match for one of Class 3A’s best Friday night. The winless Hawks fell 58-0 to undefeated Charleston at Sam Coopwood Park in Holly Springs.
“No doubt, they’re the best team we’ve played,” said head coach Clifford Brown. “They manhandled our kids. They (Charleston) won the state power lifting championship last year, and they’re one of the teams to beat in football this year. They will make a legitimate run (at a state football crown).
“This should help make our kids understand they have to be committed to the weight room.”
The Tigers led 29-0 after one quarter. Percy O’Bannon had touchdown runs of 11 and 3 yards. William Bradford scored on a 15-yard carry, and Frankie Lee caught a 23-yard pass from Willie Bradford for the other touchdown in the opening period. Quinton Harris kicked three extra points, and O’Bannon caught a toss from Antwan Wilson for a two-point conversion.
The visitors added four more touchdowns.
Those six-pointers came on Bradford’s 2-yard run, Kameron Myers’ 7-yard reception from Bradford, Marvel Taylor’s 3-yard run and O’Bannon’s 1-yard plunge. Harris hit two extra-point kicks and missed two others.
Harris kicked a 31-yard field goal to end the scoring.
“It’s been a tough year, and we’re trying to keep the kids encouraged,” Coach Brown said. “We’re really struggling with confidence.”
The Hawks (0-10) end the season this Friday night at home versus Marks Palmer. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on “Senior Night.”
“It’s a winnable game,” Brown said. “We need to play hard and play for pride. We need to get this one for our seniors. That’s something to play for.”
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