The Locust Fork Hornets took on the Fultondale Wildcats Friday night, a week after defeating the Cleveland Panthers in a 39-37 shootout. Locust Fork struck first, scoring on a 17-yard touchdown run by quarterback Charlie Cater. The point after by David Mondragon put the Hornets up 7-0 early in the first quarter. The Wildcats clawed their way to the end zone toward the end of the first, a 45-yard pass connecting for a touchdown, tying the game at 7-7. Fultondale scored again halfway through the second quarter on a 60-yard touchdown run, bringing the score to 14-7. Neither team would score again before the half. The Wildcats scored first in the second half on a 24-yard touchdown run, and a 32-yard touchdown pass extending their lead to 27-7. The Hornets would not score again until the fourth quarter after a 5-yard touchdown run from Cater, making the score 27-14. The Wildcats would score once more, bringing the final score to 33-14.
Offensively for the Hornets, Charlie Cater went 17-for-34 for 103 yards, as well as having 17 rushes for 44 yards and two touchdowns. Ben Oden ran 15 times for 61 yards, as well as catching 5 passes for 18 yards. Michael Mullins caught six passes for 53 yards.
The Hornets are now 1-2 on the season. They look forward to good things this week as they travel to East Lawrence.