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Hornets Football stay undefeated to the playoffs!


October 26, 2017

Rene Merryfield

(Standing) #58 Bradley Shmidl, #45 Beau Scarborough, #8 Justus Golding, #55 Hunter Jeffres, #22 Isaiah Montanes, #40 Kyle Thurin, #50 Wyatt Fornstrom, #65 John Merryfield, #71 James Merryfield, #25 (being held) Ishmael DePaulitte, (on ground) #20 Andrew Fornstrom, #10 Haize Fornstrom, and #19 Brian Steger.

In a close game between our Pine Bluff Hornets and the Upton/Sundance Patriots, the Hornets proved again that they are still and will be the team to beat.

With an all out team effort the Hornets beat the Patriots by a score of 28 to 14. However the game was not as lopsided and the score would seem to indicate.

Neither team was able to take the advantage in the first quarter as it came to an end with neither team able to reach the end zone.

The second quarter showed the Hornets offence scoring first with 32 yard Haize Fornstorm #10 pass to Andrew Fornstrom #20 for the first score of the game. The point after was good by Fornstrom. The Patriots came right back with a 4 yard run by #12 Louderback for a score. Point after was good and the score was tied.

However the Hornets were here to play and Haize Fornstrom ran 71 yards for a Hornets TD. The point after was good and the Hornets never looked back.

Heading into the locker room at halftime with a 14 to 7 lead the Hornets were still not out of the woods yet.

As the 3rd quarter started the Hornets took the advantage and scored another touchdown on a fumble caused by #71 James Merryfield and recovered by #40 Kyle Thurin for the score. Point after was good and now the Hornets had a comfortable lead of 21 to 7.

However, the Hornets were not done yet. The potent offence scored another touchdown in the 3rd with a 4 yard run by #22 Isaiah Montanes. Point after was good and the Hornets were up a confident 28 to 7 going into the 4th quarter.

The Patriots were able to score one more time with a 79 yard pass from #12 Louderback to #20 Butts for the touchdown. The point after was good. With a final score of Hornets 28, Patriots 14.

For the Hornets it was another win in an undefeated season and looking forward to the playoffs. Haize Fornstrom had the longest play for the Hornets with the 71 yard run for the touch. But the longest play of the game was the 79 yard pass and run by the Patriots. The Hornets dominated it total yards with 401 total yards to the Patriots 275. With 276 total yards rushing to 144 yards by the Patriots the Hornets stood out against the tough Patriots defense.

The Hornets did have a couple of fumbles both recovered by the Patriots, but they did recover one of the Patriots fumbles for a TD. #10 Haize Fornstrom threw 7 of 11 passes for 125 yards with 1 touchdown and no interceptions while the Patriots #12 Louderback threw 8 of 16 for 131 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception.

Rene Merryfield

Below the line defends.

Haize Fornstrom lead the way with 7 carries for 125 yards with #19 Brian Steger close behind with 16 carries for 86 yards. #22 Isaiah Montanes had 16 carries for 51 yards in a great game. On the other side of the ball #55 Hunter Jeffres lead the defense with 8 solo tackles, 1 assist and 1 interception. Number 65 John Merryfield had 4 solo tackles and 1 assist while the entire defense proved too much for the Patriots to handle.

Congrats to the entire Hornets team and we look forward to another dominating performance next week.

"Our defense took a few series to adjust to their schemes but once they understood the concepts they played very well. In the second half sophomore Kyle Thurin played his best half of football so far. He is a player that keeps getting better and better each week." Coach Gray


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