Posted Date: 09/09/2022
WHAT A NIGHT AT AHS! The Hornet football team was showin’ out last night as they gained another win! The Hornet offense continued to impose its will on their opponents by pounding the ball up the middle. Running backs Markecion Carr, Ian Fitzgerald, and Tayshaun Johnson continued to prove they are a powerful trio that can work together, share the load, and drive that ball! Their efforts were aided by the push of the offensive line, who continued to improve and provide running lanes for the rushers, which allowed them to get into the defensive secondary and show their agility.
Defensively, the Hornets played on an entirely different level last night! Top-notch defensive plays were produced again and again. Leading this display was the performance of the secondary. The Hornets intercepted Delhi passes six times last night, two of which were returned for touchdowns. Isaiah Jackson finished the game with three interceptions, which he returned for almost 80 yards. One of those was nearly the first pick 6 of the game, but officials ruled him out of bounds at the Delhi 1-yard line. His third interception was the nail in the coffin for the Bears, as he intercepted the ball near the AHS 20-yard line, shattering their hopes for a late-game rally.
GeAuntre Nelson had a fantastic night as well. Not only was he on the receiving end of a 40-yard touchdown pass from Rodtravious Jackson 9 plays into the game, but he also scored defensively. He intercepted the ball twice last night, and during one of those returns, he ran for 63 yards as he shook and outmaneuvered would-be tacklers to reach the endzone. Freshman Braylon Roberson showed that underclassmen can stand out too when his 42-yard interception return for a touchdown was on the first defensive play from scrimmage after Nelson’s pick 6.
While the Hornets had some miscues and mistakes, their overall performance shows excellent potential for the year. Those who attend the games are almost guaranteed to witness true teamwork, exceptional effort, and dogged determination. Check out their schedule and adjust yours to see this team for yourself!