Hornets Fall 34-6 To Bishop
An 85 yard Bishop Donahue touchdown kickoff return at the Hundred Hornets Homecoming game Oct. 3 started a surplus of Bishop touchdowns in the first quarter that propelled them toward its first victory of the season.
Two more Donahue touchdowns on special team play had the Hornets a little shell-shocked, but Hundred still managed to score a 20 yard bootleg by backup quarterback Dalton Kuhn to trim the visitors’ lead to 34-6 at the break.
During intermission, Nikki Kolojay was crowned Hundred High School’s Homecoming Queen.
The halftime festivities must have inspired the Hornet defense, as they held the high-flying Bishops in check the entire third period, keyed by the return of Zach Phillips from a leg injury suffered the last couple weeks.
However, the Bishops wouldn’t be denied and tacked on two more touchdowns to end the game on top 47-6.
It was the second game without the Hornets’ top offensive weapon in Corey Kimble, who could be back in uniform next week against Cameron. However, life must go on and Kuhn has done an admiral job during Kimble’s absence from the playing field.
Besides the 20 yard TD run, Kuhn added 20 more yards, while Phillips and Zach Watson rushed for 30 and 52 yards, respectively. Kuhn connected with Phillips and Logan McDiffitt on two occasions, each for 50 yards.
Defensively for Hundred, Roger Stalnaker and Chuck Cunningham each brought down 10 Bishops, including a pair of quarterback hurries by Cunningham. McDiffitt and Watson each knocked down a pair of Bishop passes.
“We are going to keep on trucking and try to turn this thing around and finish the regular season with a few more big wins,” said Hundred Hornet Head Coach Rex Rush.
With the return of Kimble and Phillips and a couple other players hampered by injuries, the Hornets will look to slow down the Cameron Dragons Oct. 10 at Cameron, with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m.