Hackett Hornets Strong To The Finish


By Megan Hecox

The Hackett Hornets football season has come to an end. The Hornets played extremely hard all season but faced fierce obstacles along the way to a 4-6 season. But don’t let their overall record fool you. The Hornets faced off against multiple teams who are currently in the 2A and 3A playoffs. These boys held their own against everyone who stepped on the field.

Hackett gave two of their larger non-conference opponents a run for their money, losing by a combined total of only 10 points to Mansfield and Panama. In conference, the Hornets squared off against a loaded 2A-4 schedule.  Hackett took schools like Magazine and Hector to their breaking points as well. The Hornets had an OT heartbreak loss against Magazine and left Hector with only a 6 point loss. The Hornets offense racked up an amazing 197 points while their defense only allowed 128 points in conference games. Hackett made the playoffs and had to square off against the #2 seed 2A-5 Mountain Pine Red Devils. The Hornets traveled to Mountain Pine looking for a win but walked away with another close loss 35-26. Overall the Hornets scored 265 points total in their season and held opponents to 223 points.

Hackett faced adversity left and right all year with low roster numbers and injuries. They showed they were willing to fight tooth and nail in every game no matter the opponent. The Hornets victories were blowouts while their losses were so close that their fans were left holding their breath until the final buzzer. Head Coach Lonnie Hester had this to say about the Hornets season. “I am really proud of our guys for never giving up. We didn’t have the problems that can be associated with the frustrations that we faced. They played hard and continued to fight all year. Our football program is on the right track and only getting better. Making it to the Playoffs for the 13th consecutive year is a lot to be proud of. Our Jr High has been Undefeated Champions two years in a row and our Little League is playing in the Champions. Our future is bright at Hackett. We have a lot to be proud of and we have a great community and fans. Now its time to get back to work and prepare for next year.”

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