Pictured is #66 Jesse Esparaza
The Sr High Hornets secured their first win of the season in their face-off against the Pocola Indians. With a final score of 36-0, the Hornets advanced their total nonconference play record to 1-1. Hackett still has two games of nonconference play left to tackle before the season starts to get serious with their first conference game being against Magazine.
In Friday nights beatdown, defense was the name of the game. Peyton Hester and Fischer Shipman each garnered 6 solo tackles while Avery Hester brought in 5 and one sack. Cogan Hester made 4 solo tackles with 3 assisted. Dylan Kats earned 3 solo takedowns and 1 INT. Jesse Esparaza made 2 solo tackles while also recovering a blocked punt in the end zone resulting in a touchdown. And Ethan Slavens obtained 2 solo tackles with 1 assist.
Offensively, the Hornets were uncatchable. Avery Hester knocked out 9 rushes totaling 102 yards, threw for 127 yards, and secured four Hackett touchdowns. Weston Winters rushed for 7 carries equaling 106 yards. Cogan Hester dominated 2 catches for a total of 93 yards and 1 receiving touchdown. And Dylan Kats was on fire with a 31-yard reception.
The Hackett Hornets will be hosting the Spring Hill Bears, who are 0-1 on the season, on September 13 at 7 p.m. There will be extra spirit and excitement in the air considering this will also be the Hornets homecoming celebration. The entire community is invited to come out and join in supporting the Hornets.
Photos courtesy of Mandy Foster