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Tygarts Valley Nip Hornets, 22-14

By Staff | Nov 3, 2010

The Hornets’ Dalton Kuhn scored the game’s opening points on their first possession of the game on a 25-yard TD pass from senior quarterback Tyrell Watson. Watson ran in the two-point conversion, but the Tygarts Valley Bulldogs would score 22 unanswered points, and then held off a Hornet rally Oct. 29 in Randolph County to gain a hard-fought 22-14 victory over the Hundred Hornets.

Chris Varner would catch a 85-yard touchdown pass and would have a touchdown called back after breaking several Bulldog defenders on his way to a 50-yard touchdown run in the third period, while teammate Dalton Kuhn had a pair of 25-yard runs called back due to penalties that hurt their chances to make a run at the Bulldogs.

The Hornets lost 85 yards due to penalties and have lost their last three games, thanks to turnovers and penalties, by eight points or less, while giving up the big play on defense. Two of the Bulldog touchdowns were long passes.

Watson led the charge offensively with 141 yards and two TD passes, while running in a two-point conversion attempt. On the ground, Shane Kuhn tallied 42 yards, while brother Dalton scampered for 27 yards and scored a touchdown. Varner rushed for 22 yards, while Zach White and Roger “Bubba” Stalnaker added 20 yards between them. Varner hauled in one pass from Watson for 85 yards, while Dalton Kuhn caught four passes for 48 yards and Shane, two catches for 18 yards.

Defensively White led the way with seven tackles, while Stalnaker and Dalton Kuhn each corralled five Bulldogs.

“We shot ourselves in the foot again,” said Hornet Head Coach Rex Rush.

The Hornets will take on Rappahannock, Va., Nov. 5 in an away game to finish the 2010 season.