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Montcalm Destroys Hundred

By Staff | Nov 2, 2016

Valerie Soles and Billy Mace, HHS Homecoming Queen and King

The Hundred Hornets botched the opening kickoff, and the Montcalm Generals took advantage. On the very next play, they would make the Hornets pay with a 54-yard pitch and catch for the game’s first points to take an 8-0 lead after the two-point conversion.

Hundred would take the ensuing kickoff 19 yards, to open its first possession. Isaiah Jobes ran for a pair of Hornet first downs while hauling in a 21-yard pass from Danny Stewart, and the Hornets were on the prowl.

On a fourth and less than a yard, disaster hit Hundred once more, losing its first of nine turnovers. The Generals would tack on four straight first downs on carries of 15 yards or more, before scoring on a five-yard scamper to grab a quick 14-0 lead at the five-minute mark of the opening stanza.

Jobes took the ensuing kick 19 yards to the Hornets’ 35 yard line, but three plays later, the Generals would intercept the first of four interceptions, and would take it to the house a few plays later to extend their lead to 21-0 with 2:07 left in period one.

Again the Hornets would bring back the ensuing kick with positive runs by Jobes and Justin Pletcher, mixed in with a swing pass of 26 yards to Pletcher to end period one.

The Hornets would convert a fourth and short and another first down before losing the ball on an interception in the end-zone. It didn’t take Montcalm long to take advantage to push their edge to 28-0.

The scenario of returning the ensuing kick played true once more as Stewart returned it into good field position, but would go three and out and punted for the first time. Stewart drilled a 45-yard punt, but a blind-sided block in the back by the Generals on the return, laid out Pletcher of the Hornets who would be carted off with a concussion. The Montcalm blocker was kicked out of the game for the hit, and Pletcher would be taken much later to Morgantown.

About an hour later, the Generals would make their way to the promise land once more, but the Hornets’ defense led by Richard Yocum and Andy Howell would force a field goal with 3:31 left in the opening half to extend its lead to 31-0.

After the ensuing kick, the Hornets would cough up the ball and Montcalm kicked its second field goal of the game with less than a minute remaining.

Hundred threatened, but another interception hurt its chances to get on the scoreboard before the half.

During intermission, Valerie Soles and Billy Mace were chosen by the student body as their homecoming queen and king. The Hundred senior class would win the battle of best painted bed-sheet posters chosen by the crowd with their applause.

The second half was indeed a carbon copy of the first half. The Hornets would move the ball, but would either cough up the ball or would throw an interception and Montcalm would convert, including a real late touchdown with seconds remaining in the game after Hundred’s bid to score was halted at the one foot line.

Jobes recorded his second straight 100-yard rushing game with 102 yards, while adding 65 yards in receptions to pace the winless Hornets. Stewart recorded 45 yards rushing and was 7-16 passing for 162 yards. Pletcher rushed for six yards and caught one pass for 26 yards before being hurt in the first half.

Andrew Zedell caught three passes, while Preston Kuhn added another. Defensively Yocum led the way with 11 tackles, while Jobes added 10. Howell, Zedell and Stewart each finished with eight tackles.

The Hornets will be looking to get their first varsity win in six years when they host Rappahannock, Va. at 2:30 at Cosgray Field Saturday afternoon, on Senior Night.