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Hornets can’t pull upset

By Shane Gaut

The Selma Times-Journal

The Dallas County Hornets just couldn’t stop the run, as the West Blocton Tigers handed the Hornets their eighth straight loss by a score of 34-7 at Martin Field.

Hornets head coach Willie Moore said his team played hard, but couldn’t overcome the mistakes.

“We had a few positives early in the game, the kids played extremely hard and I’m pleased with that, but in the second half we got ourselves into some bad field position,” Moore said. “West Blocton was able to turn some turnovers into scores, and that, unfortunately, took us out of the game.”

The Tigers received the ball to start the contest and got off to a strong start with a nine play, 66-yard touchdown drive to go up 7-0.

After trading punts, West Blocton began its third drive with excellent field position which was capitalized by Stephon Motley punching in the Tigers’ second rushing touchdown of the evening making the score 14-0 early in the second quarter.

The Hornets would answer on their ensuing possession, marching 64-yards on seven plays capped off by an Anfernee Simpson touchdown pass to make the score 14-7.

But that’s as close as the Hornets would get, as turnovers and mistakes dashed their hopes for victory.

West Blocton racked up 247 yards on the ground compared to Dallas County’s 29. The Hornets will be at home again next Friday when they play Sumter Central at 7 p.m.