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Hornets reign in 73-0 bloodbath against Albany

November 20, 2009
Penney 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

bloodbath.

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

further action.

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

out two.

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.


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