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COLUMBIA – The East Marion Eagles used their athletic talents to overpower the Loyd Star Hornets to secure a 41-0 shutout Friday night in Region 7-2A football action.

The Hornets came in with the heavy burden of losing their head coach, Randall Huffman, who resigned from his post last Tuesday, but Loyd Star fought hard under the leadership of the assistant coaches Jared Britt, Seth Britt and Dustin Sisco.

However, Loyd Star could only mustard up 122 yards total offense against the Eagles’ strong defense.

Loyd Star halfback Peyton Flowers rushed 13 times for 51 yards and returned four kickoffs for an average of 52 yards.

Senior quarterback Seth Farmer completed two-of-10 passes for seven yards. Parker Flowers was one-of-three passing for three yards.

Peyton Flowers was the top receiver with one catch for five yards. Brent Calcote had one reception for two yards and Farmer caught a pass for three yards.

Defensively, Tevin Lackland paced the Hornets with eight tackles. Peyton Flowers contributed five stops. Cameron Smith intercepted a pass.

The Hornets return home to host their homecoming festivities against their Lincoln County and region rival the Enterprise Yellow Jackets. East Marion visits West Lincoln. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.