Thursday, October 28, 2010
Hawks fall to ranked Tigers
By BARRY BURLESON
Holly High tangled with a top-five-ranked group of Tigers Friday night and the result was a 62-0 district loss.
Marcus Autry, first-year head coach of the Hawks, said Charleston has a lot of speed but his team also contributed to the Tigers’ success with many mistakes - including a blocked punt and a couple of interceptions.
“It was sort of the same old tune for us, but we have to keep going,” he said. “We feel good about our kids; we just have to get in the weight room during the off-season. Our goals are attainable on down the road.”
The Hawks dropped to 1-8 (0-4 in Region 3-3A), while the Tigers improved to 9-1 (4-0 in the district).
Percy O’Bannon was the star of the highlight reel for Charleston, the third best team in 3A according to the Associated Press. He rushed eight times for 184 yards and scored touchdowns on five of those carries. O’Bannon’s touchdown runs were for 34, 30, 42, 42 and 10 yards.
Charleston led 21-0 after the first quarter, 35-0 at halftime and 49-0 following three periods.
Kameron Myers added two touchdowns for the Tigers - one on a 50-yard interception return and the other on a 65-yard pass reception from quarterback Antwan Wilson.
Trevoris Meeks scored on a 47-yard return of a blocked punt, and Deshadrick Truly tallied the game’s final score on a 2-yard plunge.
Coach Autry named Eric Hardin the most valuable player for the Holly High Hawks in the game. He was moved to tailback and carried eight times for 38 yards.
“We moved him this week, and I believe we found us a tailback,” he said. “He had a good game.”
Holly Springs closes the season this Friday with a district contest at Palmer in Marks. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
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