In last Friday nights Hackett Sr High Hornets game versus the Cedarville Pirates, the Hornets were a prime example of what determination looks like. Although they didn’t take the 28-20 win, they did take the second half butt-kicker trophy. Down 12-0 by halftime, Hackett shot back on the field to deliver three towering touchdowns before ending the game.
QB, Ethan “Superman” Slavens completed 13/26 passes for 176 yards, 3 TDs, and 1 interception. Weston Winters had 21 carries for 85 yards. Fischer Shipman earned 7 catches for 129 yards and 3 TDs. And Peyton Hester snagged 3 catches for 51 yards. Defensively, Isaiah Carter and Mason Oelke each made 1 pancake with Carter also making 3 solo tackles and 1 sack. Weston Winters had 14 solo tackles and 9 assists. Peyton Hester scored 11 solos and 8 assists. Fischer Shipman got 7 solos and 2 assists. Logan Slavens delivered 6 solos and 1 assist. And Jesse Esparza gained 4 solos and 1 assist.
“We did not execute good enough to win,” explained head coach, Michael Meador. “We had our chances and came up short. I am most impressed by our players’ effort in the whole game. We didn’t give up. We were down by 14 in the fourth quarter and came back and tied it.” This game puts the Hornets at 1-1 in conference play.
This Friday, October 16, the Hackett Hornets will have an exciting away game with the Charleston Tigers who sit 3-0 in conference. “Friday should be another hard-fought game. Charleston is well-coached and has some good players. We need to execute better and play our game. That will give us the best chance to win. Our O-line has a big week as well as the D-Line. This game will be won in the trenches!”
Photos courtesy of Mandy Foster