Tonight was the opening round of 3A West Playoff’s, featuring The Swarmin Hornets of Damascus HS. vs The Hawks of Urbana HS. During the first qtr. it appeared to be an evenly matched game, with scoring drives being met with another scoring drive. With just a few minutes into the game Raekwon Gray scored on a 60 yd. run, and the extra point was good, Hawks 7-0. Midway thru the first, Hornets Jake Funk scores on a 1 yd. run, and the extra point was good. Score 7-7. With two minutes left in the 1st Raekwon Gray scores the 2nd TD. on a 57 yd. run, and the extra point was good. Score Hawks 14-7. Hornets responded less than one minute with a score again on a 23 yd. Chase Williams pass to Lakye Alston, and the extra point was good. Score 14-14.
In the second qtr. it started to look the same, Hornets QB. Chase Williams connect with Jalen Christian on a 7 yd. pass to score with the extra point was good, Score Hornets 21-14. Hawks respond on the next drive with Zack Cummings scoring a TD. on a 16 yd. run, extra point was good. Score 21-21. With less than 30 seconds left in the half, Jake Funk scores a TD. on a 1 yd. run, with the extra point being good. Score Hornets 28-21
During halftime the Damascus HS Marching Band and the Poms did their performance, to a huge crowd.
Within a minute and half of the start of the 3rd qtr. Raekwon Gray scores a TD. on a 50 yd. run, with the extra point being good, Score Hawks 28-28, The Hornets are having trouble moving the ball down field and turnover on a missed field goal attempt. Hawks start marching the ball down field and score a TD. on a Zack Cummings 10 yd. run, with the extra point being good. Score Hawks 35-28. In the 4th qtr. Hornets respond with a TD. from a 1 yd. run by Jalen Christian, and the extra point attempt was not good, Score Hawks 35-34 Hornets.
Final Score Urbana HS 35 Damascus HS 34
Story and Photos by Jeffrey Vogt
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