Dragons Beat Hornets, 23-16
The Hundred Hornets led 16-15 at the break – despite having a touchdown called back and losing the ball on downs inside the red-zone – four separate times. However, the Dragons tallied the only points in the second half to win Cameron’s first game of the season, 23-16, on homecoming night.
The Hornets’ Tyrell Watson hooked up with Chris Varner on a nifty 40 yard pitch-and-catch to give the Hornets an 8-0 lead in the first period. Watson made good on his conversion attempt.
The Dragons would tally a touchdown and conversion run to knot the game in the opening period.
Hundred fought back and scored on a Shane Kuhn 15-yard scamper, while his brother, Dalton, was true on a two-point conversion run to take over the lead at 16-8. The Dragons would answer with a TD of their own, but the Hornet defense held tough and stopped the Dragon extra point attempt.
Hundred moved the ball well and was ready to punch it in, but penalties and missed opportunities denied Hundred a chance to put the game away. Nevertheless, a homecoming crowd energized the Dragons, who tallied a TD and conversion in the third period to gain its first victory of the season.
Watson accumulated 83 yards through the air and one TD. Varner caught one pass for a 40-yard TD, while Dalton and Shane Kuhn combined for 43 yards. Shane Kuhn tallied 75 yards and a TD, while Roger Stalnaker and Dalton Kuhn combined for 46 yards.
Defensively, Hundred was led by Stalnaker with 14 tackles, including a quarterback sack. Raymond Yoho and Dalton Kuhn each brought down 13 Dragons, including quarterback sacks. Jerrico Parks added 10 tackles, including a QB sack, while Bryan Johnson and Jade Hains each slew eight Dragon ball carriers.
“It was hard-fought game,” said head Coach Rex Rush. “We made some mental mistakes and had a few dropped passes and a TD called back. That could have changed the outcome. But, you can’t give teams extra plays and expect to win games.”
Hundred will host Hancock, Maryland, Sat. Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. on Hornet Senior Nite.