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Hornets Fall To Bulldogs

By Staff | Nov 4, 2009

The Hundred Hornets held Tygarts Valley to one touchdown in the second half, but the 27 points the Bulldogs scored in the first half doomed the home-standing Hornets to a 35-0 loss Oct. 30, with one game to go in the season.

The Hornet offense must have been lost somewhere in Maryland, because it did not seem to be at Cosgray Field. Zach “Sunshine” Phillips, Zach Watson and Chris Varner are the only players who generated offensive stats during the contest. Watson rushed for 47 yards, while Phillips and Varner added 37 and 19 yards, respectively. Phillips completed the only pass to Watson for 14 yards.

After falling behind 27 points in the opening half, Hornet Head Coach Rex Rush changed a few things and held the Bulldogs to one touchdown the rest of the way. Defensively, Phillips had a dozen tackles for the home team and blocked a Tygarts Valley PAT.

Tyrell Watson and Scott Mattingly each drilled seven Bulldog ball carriers, with Watson adding an interception.

Newcomer Jacob Watson started his first game on both sides of the ball and was a bright spot, according to Rush. He also had six tackles.

Phillips also averaged 40 yards punting on many attempts.

Hundred will try to get that first win Friday night against Rappahannock, a Virginia team, whose only victory of the season came in a scoring blitz against Montcalm in Mercer County. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.