Hornets Thumped By Trinity
Before the game started between the home-standing Hundred Hornets and the visiting Morgantown Trinity this past Friday night, it appeared that this gridiron contest would be a see-saw battle that might be decided late in the game.
That was a misconception.
The Trinity Warriors quickly struck gold on their very first play of the opening period for a 40-yard bomb that quickly opened the floodgates and sent them on to victory over the winless Hornets, 40-0.
After the Trinity score, Hundred picked up a first down on the first series on a 10-yard pitch and run by Tyrell Watson to Logan McDiffitt. However, McDiffitt was hurt on the tackle and never returned to the game. Trinity held on and forced Hundred to punt. On the first play, the Hornets’ Ray Yoho made a tackle in the Trinity backfield and two plays later, Trinity punted.
On the first play, Hornet Zach Watson gained six yards, but two straight incomplete passes had the Hornets punting once again.
It didn’t take long for the Warriors to extend their lead when their quarterback again hit a receiver for a 30-yard touchdown completion.
Hundred couldn’t get any offense going and Morgantown extended its lead by a couple more touchdowns.
Hundred had less than 100 yards of total offense. Watson paced his team with 36 yards rushing, while Chris Varner scampered for 25 yards. Tyrell Watson hit Varner, McDiffitt and Dylan Murphy for 39 yards through the air.
Defensively, Yoho led the way with 14 tackles, while Zach Phillips brought down a dozen Warriors. Jericho Parks and Scott Mattingly each recorded eight tackles.
“We only had 12 players available to play, and we must move forward and finish the season with a couple victories,” said Hornet Head Coach Rex Rush.
Something has got to give this Friday night as the Hundred Hornets will host the also winless Tygarts Valley Friday at Cosgray Field at 7:30 p.m.