Straughn knocks off ranked Hornets

Published 12:41 am Saturday, September 27, 2014

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Straughn running back Daryl George runs 71 yards for a touchdown, | Photo courtesy of Robert Evers

Tigers hold Beauregard to 1 TD in 28-6 win; improve to 4-1

The Straughn Tigers upset the 10th ranked Beauregard Hornets and thrilled the home crowd with 28-6 victory Friday night.

“That was a tremendous football team and our coaches made some great adjustments on offense at halftime and the players went out and executed,” said Straughn head coach Trent Taylor.

The lone score for the Hornets came on their only big play the Tigers allowed. After getting flushed from the pocket by the defenders Deshonquavious Wright bought enough time to find his running back Zachery Feaster, who had gotten behind the defensive backs, for a 64-yard touchdown.

The Tigers answered right back after Barrett Bush returned the ensuing kickoff 40 yards to set the Tigers up inside the Hornet territory.

A few plays later, from the Hornets 16-yard line, the Tigers faced fourth and seven. Senior quarterback Rollin Kinsaul rolled to his left and immediately found himself in the arms of a Hornet defender, but somehow managed to throw the ball down field before being sacked and waiting in the end zone for the ball was sophomore Allan George. A missed extra-point left the score 6-6.

Defense for the Tigers came up big on the next drive stopping the Hornets on the 1 on a fourth and goal play. Following the defensive stop the Tigers marched 99 yards on 10 plays, with Kinsaul putting an exclamation point on the drive as he plowed his way into the end zone for an 8-yard touchdown. The Tigers never gave the Hornets a glimmer of hope after that drive.

Senior Daryl George scored his first touchdown of the night, when he took a handoff and found a huge hole created by his offensive lineman. He then used his lightning-fast speed down the sideline to go 71 yards for the score. George added his second score a few drives later scoring untouched from 10 yards out.

The Tigers’ defense, led by seniors Lane Sirmon and Cadyn Cosby, shutdown the Hornets fast paced offense, forcing eight punts and three very crucial turnovers on downs.

Taylor said, “This was probably the best week of practice we have had yet and it showed tonight this was a sweet win and we will enjoy it, but we get to the meat and potatoes next week.”

Straughn improves to 4-1 on the year and will host Montgomery Catholic next Friday night for homecoming.