The Hackett Sr High Hornets are proving more and more each week that conference numbers are for Sesame Street. 2A, 3A, who cares. The Hornets are here to play football, not spend their time counting with a vampire puppet. Hackett again showcased their purpose on Friday, September 11th when they took the Panama Razorbacks to the butcher shed in a 12-7 victory.
Ethan Slavens finished the hog hunt with 10 passes for 151 yards and 2 TDs. Weston Winters made 19 carries for 95 yards as well as 14 solos and 3 assists for 17 total tackles. Fischer Shipman got his hands on 4 catches for 115 yards, 1 TD, and 1 carry for 11 yards. Peyton Hester was quick with 3 catches for 25 yards and 1 touchdown along with 21 solo tackles, and 4 assists for a total of 25 total tackles. Fischer Shipman bulldozed his way through for 6 solo tackles and 1 INT. Ty Smith nailed down 5 solos and 4 assists for 9 total tackles. Tyler Pittman brought the boom with 3 solos and 5 assists for 8 total tackles. And Logan Slavens was on fire with 5 solos and 1 assist for 6 total tackles plus 1 INT.
“Our defense played really well,” stated Coach Michael Meador. “They made several stops inside the red zone that was huge for our momentum. Their team ran the ball really well but our defense stopped them when we needed them. We need to work to make sure we take care of the ball on offense. I was very proud of our kids for how hard they fought.”
On Friday, September 18, Hackett will take on the Mountainburg Dragons at home.“Next week’s game will be a lot of fun. Last year’s match was about as crazy as a game could be. We won with a final score of 46-32. Moutainburg is always well-coached and the kids play hard. We are expecting another tough game this time around and we will be up for the challenge.”
Photos courtesy of Mandy Foster