Hornets reign in 73-0 bloodbath against Albany
November 20, 2009Penney High School
The Hamilton Hornets took to their gridiron
Friday, Aug. 28, and drove the Albany Warriors
down the field for eleven touchdowns. The
Warriors failed to muster a scoring series,
leaving the Hornets victorious in the 73-0
The Hornets' first six touchdowns were
conventional rushing and passing plays. In the
first series of the game, Trevor Dixon, who
amassed 93 total rushing yards on six carries
during the game, moved the ball 48 yards.
Quarterback Keagan Prather contributed ten
yards to help Dixon cross the goal line. Albany
punted and Dylan Chadwick returned the ball
58 yards for another touchdown. With 7:49
remaining in the first quarter, the Hornets were
up 14-0. Prather slipped around the left end of
the Warriors on a quarterback keeper for the
final touchdown of 1st quarter.
Two minutes into the 2nd quarter, Dixon had
a 30-yard touchdown run. Chadwick kicked
each extra point kick which left the score 28-
0. On the next two PHS possessions Prather
passed to Chadwick for two more touchdowns.
Neither extra point kick was good and the
scoreboard read 40-0. Prather completed four
of seven passes on the night for a 17.5 average.
Chadwick was five for five on extra point
kicks. Andrew Bottorff worked on his kicking
as well and completed two of five.
With five minutes remaining in the
half, the Albany offense began to crumble.
Dixon blocked their next punt and Josh
Pickrell recovered it in the Hornet end zone
for yet another touchdown. Then Albany
missed a snap which Andrew Straker
recovered in the end zone for six more Hornet
points. The squad headed to the locker room
with 54 points.
As the clock ran continuously through the
second half of the game, the Hornets scored
three more times. Dylan King, who led the
Hornets with 104 yards rushing on seven
carries, scored twice, and just as the clock
expired, Mike Lamp whipped around the left
end of the Albany line for another touchdown.
TJ Schieber led the team defensively with
five tackles and seven assists. Dixon had four
tackles and two assists while Dakota Gray had
three tackles and three assists. Jordan
Richman and Robbie Routh also had four solo
tackles and one assist each. John Novak
collected one solo and four assists followed
by Brandon Hemry who had three solo tackles.
Josh Pickrell made one solo and two assists
while King had two solos and one assist.
The Hornets travel to King City this Friday,
Sept. 4, and will host the Braymer Bobcats on
Fri., Sept. 11.
Dickey had a double over the short stop's head
which put Greenwood on 3rd. Elsie Greenwood
scored her sister, and Lucas loaded the bases
with a single. Emily Schieber sent the ball to
left field for a double that scored all three girls
on base for the team's ten runs. The game
continued through the fifth inning with no
Defensively, Eileen Greenwood led the
team with two put-outs and one assist.
The Hornets overpowered the Meadville
Eagles in every aspect of the game scoring
three runs in the first inning, two in the 2nd,
one in the 3rd, one in the 4th, and 13 in the 5th.
Meadville tacked on their run in the final
inning. The Hornets had one error to the Eagles
seven. Dickey, Elsie Greenwood, and Lucas
had two singles each to lead the Hornets
offense. K. Schieber and one put out and two
assists to lead the team. Pitching
responsibilities were shared by K. Schieber
and Dickey who each faced 10 batters. K.
Schieber struck out three while Dickey struck
The team travels to Maysville this
Thursday, Sept. 3. Tuesday, Sept. 8, they will
host Princeton and the following Thursday
they play at South Harrison.