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Austin McMurrey (22) moves the ball for Locust Fork. -Locust Fork Football

Austin McMurrey (22) moves the ball for Locust Fork. -Locust Fork Football

The Locust Fork Hornets took on the Holly Pond Broncos Friday night winning by a score of 48-18. The Hornets found the end zone first with Charlie Cater scoring on a 2-yard touchdown scramble putting the Hornets up 7-0. This was the only score for either team in the first quarter.

In the beginning of the second, Cater found himself in open field taking the football 75 yards for a second Hornets touchdown. A few minutes later the Hornets scored again, this time Cater found Ben Oden open for a 68- yard touchdown pass. Javier Hernandez added the extra point and brought the Hornets’ lead to 21-0.

Holly Pond finally found the end zone late in the second quarter on a 17-yard touchdown run. The Hornets scored once more before the half with Cater weaving through the Broncos’ defense for a 35-yard touchdown carry. The Hornets entered halftime with a 28-6 lead.

A few minutes into the third quarter, Cater found Braden Ellison open for a 56-yard touchdown pass. The extra point by Hernandez extended the Hornets’ lead to 35-6. Holly Pond scored a few minutes later on a 1-yard touchdown run bringing the score to 35-12. The Hornets scored once more in the third when Cater found himself in the open field once again scoring on a 77-yard touchdown run. The Hornets had a 42-12 lead at the end of the third.

Locust Fork scored again in the fourth on a 5-yard touchdown carry by Christian Patterson. The point after failed bringing the score to 48-12. Holly Pond added six more of their own on a 49-yard touchdown run bringing the final score to a 48-18 Hornets’ victory.

Offensively, Cater went 12-for-22 for 234 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing 11 times for 271 yards and four touchdowns. Patterson ran eight times for 34 yards and a touchdown. Oden caught three passes for 90 yards and a touchdown and ran seven times for 13 yards. Ellison caught five passes for 122 yards and a touchdown.

The Hornets advance to 4-3 on the season. This week they travel to Vinemont to take on the Eagles (1-4) who lost to Fultondale Friday 22-36.