First win in new stadium

Locust Fork’s Ben Oden (1) stiff arms an East Lawrence defender.

Locust Fork’s Ben Oden (1) stiff arms an East Lawrence defender.

East Lawrence struck first, but Locust Fork maintained its composure and ultimately obliterated the Eagles 44-6.

The Hornets took the lead in the first quarter after quarterback Eli Musso scored on a 5-yard touchdown run and Jose Hernandez booted the extra point through the uprights. Brody McCay then scored on a 28-yard run to put the Hornets up 13-6 at the end of the first quarter.

Locust Fork really found its rhythm in the second quarter, scoring 24 points while giving up none. Justin King caught a 34-yard touchdown pass, Hunter Neely scored on a 22- yard run, Musso scored on a 3-yard run and Hernandez boomed a 41-yard field goal. Ben Oden added a 28-yard touchdown in the third quarter, which was the last score of the night.

Oden ended the night with 80 yards and one touchdown on only four carries. Neely finished with 74 yards and one touchdown on five carries.

Defensively Locust Fork dominated East Lawrence giving up only 74 total yards and forcing three turnovers. Neely and Micah Calvert each had five total tackles and one tackle for loss. Noah Smith had four solo tackles.

Hernandez finished 5-6 in extra point attempts and made the only field goal he attempted.

Locust Fork (1-3) will host J.B. Pennington (1-3) Friday at 7 p.m.