Thursday, September 19, 2013
Trick play ignites Hawks in 36-0 win
By BARRY BURLESON
Coach Chris Rankin told his Holly Springs Hawks before Friday night’s game at Coahoma County to relax and have fun.
Then the head coach opened the game with a successful trick play.
In a reversed role, quarterback Danny Crumb caught a 74-yard pass from Jaleyone Young. The flea flicker gave the Hawks a 6-0 lead and created a spark that resulted in a 36-0 win, their first of the season.
“One of the reasons for the trick play was to take some of the pressure off,” Coach Rankin said. “It was a lot easier to play then.”
All of Holly High’s points came in the first half. The clock ran non-stop in the second half.
Other touchdowns came on Crumb’s 12-yard run, Alvin Lay’s 9-yard carry, a 53-yard pass from Crumb to Young and a 14-yard run from Ben Norman.
Crumb also kept the ball for three two-point conversions.
Crumb produced 250 yards of total offense – 15 rushes for 94 yards, two of three passing for 82 yards and one catch for 74 yards.
Anthony Sims and Young each had an interception for the Hawks on the defensive side of the football.
“It was an overall team effort,” Coach Rankin said. “It was good to see us finally put it together. We also had a chance to get some of our young guys in and see how they perform.”
Holly High committed just one turnover.
“That’s a definite improvement, one we’re real excited about,” he said.
Rankin said even though his team “is jelling a little bit,” some Hawks remain sidelined with injuries.
“I hope some of them can come back this week,” Rankin said. “We’re still plugging away.”
Next up for Holly Springs, 1-3 on the season, is a trip to Marshall County neighbor Potts Camp, also 1-3, this Friday night at 7.
Coach Rankin said he thinks it’s good for schools in the county to face each other and build county pride.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to compete in this game, and hopefully we can come out on top,” he said.
“It will be exciting. I hope the two communities will come out to support their teams and watch them play this Friday night.”
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