Hornets run over Jackets, 21-0

Published 7:34 pm Monday, August 13, 2018

The Loyd Star Hornets ran through the Enterprise Yellow Jackets 21-0 Friday night in game one of the Lincoln County Football Jamboree.

After stopping Enterprise’s opening drive, Loyd Star found success on the ground as they marched down the field for the game’s first touchdown. The Hornets lined up for the Point after, and kicked the ball through the uprights to take an early 7-0 lead.

“We did pretty good in the game,” Hornet senior Charlie Parrett said. “There were some blocks that should’ve been made and our running back should’ve hit the holes better, and that’s some things we need to improve on. Hopefully we’ll be a lot better come opening night. We’ll practice harder and hit the holes better.”

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The Hornets scored their second touchdown on a quarterback sneak by senior Dane Smith to go up 14-0 after making the point after.

“We did great on the aggressiveness,” Hornet senior Rials Hester said. “We need to improve on the fundamentals and be more aggressive and keep our bodies down low on tackling. As far as the season, I feel like we hold our own destiny. We just have to decide on what we’re going to do and when we’re going to do it.”

Following the ensuing kick, Enterprise stayed on the ground and found moderate success but was soon looking at a third and five. The Yellow Jackets were able to pick up the needed yards to keep their drive alive.

A costly error ended any scoring thoughts that Enterprise had as they coughed up the ball on a fumble.

Loyd Star recovered and busted down the field for the game’s final score.

“We played like a young team that doesn’t have a lot of high school experience,” Enterprise coach Brooks Burns said. “They were timid and unsure of themselves and lacked confidence. But the longer they were in the game, the better they got.”

“I thought we were physical and played hard,” Hornets coach Brian Ford said. “We did miss some assignments and some blocks. We did a good job protecting the ball and a good job in the kicking game. We need to improve on execution on offense before the season opens and running to the ball on defense.”