By Darius Cates
After losing their home opener of the season the Hornets went back to Tallapoosa County to face Dadeville High School Tigers.
Bullock County was trying to leave Dadeville with their first win of the season. The Dadeville Tigers also trying to avoid their third loss by getting their second win of the year.
It started off as an even match-up with both teams battling it out on the field. The Hornets and Tigers were making it tough for their opposing offense to score. Not only were both teams being stopped by their opponents’ defense, they were also making mistakes that resulted into penalties. Because of the injury of running back and key player Jederrius Flintroy (Ankle), running back Kendeous Owens stepped up to the plate. “It was all for our boy. [Flintroy] He got hurt on the third play, so all that was for him, said Owens.”
Owens was unstoppable in Dadeville running all through the Tigers’ and finding holes in the defense and bursting for big gains. Owens was unstoppable piling yards on top of yards scoring four rushing touchdowns in the game.
Coach Willie Spears spoke highly about his running back and said, “He played great and that’s what we expect from him. He has to be that guy every night on offense, defense and special teams every night if we have a chance. Tonight, we gave him the ball and he had a lot of long runs. He did what he was coached to do tonight. It was really a blessing that he stepped up. Now he just has to do it next week.”
With the valuable game from Kendeous Owens and the defense allowing limited plays for Dadeville, the Hornets got the victory 28-12 over the Tigers giving them their first win of the season over the Tigers.
The Hornets will have a home game against the Pike Road Patriots. Kickoff starts at 7:00 p.m.