First Half Collapse Do In Hornets
Three costly turnovers and a return kick and punt for touchdowns gave the hosts Conotton Valley Rockets a 46-0 halftime lead in the first half, and held on to defeat Hundred, 60-14 in high school football action Oct. 21.
Hundred scored on their opening possession in the second half; the Hornets offense went to work. Hornet running-back Isaiah Jobes was the workhorse in this eight play 65 yard drive, crashing the Rockets Party with a three yard TD burst.
The Hornets offense was moving the ball well with Danny Stewart back in the quarterback slot, and the two-headed monsters of Jobes and Justin “Sanchez” Pletcher running the ball, scored their final tally in the fourth period after recovering a Rocket fumble at the 45 yard line. From there, the Hornets grounded it out, with Jobes getting the last carry from one yard out for the score. Stewart connected with Andrew Zedell for the two point conversion pass for the Hornets final points.
Jobes rushed for a career-high 102 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns, while Pletcher added 30 more yards. Stewart accounted for 40 yards, while Tim White rushed for 10 more.
Hundred played without the services of quarterback Austin Stiles, fullback Tyler Simms and tight end Bill Mace.
Defensively, Stewart paced the Hornets with five tackles.
“The kids are still working hard, and you can see improvement daily. We need to quit giving the ball away, and do a better job on special team play,” said Hundred Hornet Head Coach Greg Hostetler.
The Hornets will host Montcalm Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in their last regular season game on homecoming night at Cosgray Field in Hundred. Hundred will be wearing their all-blue jerseys and would like all the loyal fans to wear Blue too, in a “Blue-Out” Hornet Special.
Its Homecoming night and a parade will start from the high school to Cosgray Field starting at 5:15 p.m. All the four classes will have their banners, as well as the band and cheerleaders will keep the local fans excited and pumped up for the game.