Hornets shut out Calhoun 54-0

Published 12:38am Saturday, August 31, 2013

PLANTERSVILLE — Relying on a power rushing attack, Dallas County shutout Calhoun 54-0 Friday night at Martin Field in Plantersville.

“We have a bunch of kids who played real hard out here tonight,” Hornet’s head coach Barry Colburn said. “It was hot and muggy but our guys played the entire game and we were able to keep Calhoun off the scoreboard. We can be proud of that.”

Calhoun received to start the contest but Dallas County’s Damacus Jones recovered a fumbled snap on the second play from scrimmage. The Hornets took advantage of a short field as Scott Cole marched across the goal line making it 6-0.

Both teams would trade punts for the remainder of the first quarter but Cole proved to be too much for Calhoun to handle in the second. Cole rushed seven times and gained 84 yards with another touchdown during the period. The Hornets went into the locker room leading 20-0.

The fireworks didn’t stop in the third quarter.

Delando Atchison intercepted Calhoun’s Jamarcus Davidson and returned it 21 yards for a pick-six, giving Dallas County a 27-0 cushion with 5:38 left in the period.

Fatigue reared its ugly head for Calhoun in the fourth quarter and Dallas County was able to wear down the Tigers.

Dallas County’s Xavier Knight returned a punt 70 yards for a score, Destin Horstead had a 47-yard touchdown run and Cole crossed the end zone for his third score.

The Hornets held Calhoun to 12 yards of total offense during the  final quarter, resulting in the huge victory.

“Those guys are a great 4A football team,” Calhoun head coach Bill Williamson said. “They just wore us down, but I still thing we have a chance to be a good team this year.”

Dallas County travels to Central Clay County next week while Calhoun faces off against New Brockton.

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