HJH ‘Cats dominate Indians

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Henrietta’s junior high football teams traveled to Nocona Thursday, Oct. 27, claiming two wins over the Indians.

Seventh grade

The seventh grade Bearcats dominated the Nocona Indians Thursday night with a 30-0 shutout. Henrietta overcame the elements of rain and cold to control the tempo of the game.

Mason Hanson started things with a 20-yard run in the first quarter that set up his five-yard touchdown run with Corbin Douthitt adding the extra points and the Bearcats led 8-0. In the second quarter, it was Hanson again scoring on a 36-yard run behind key blocks from Ethan Scholl and Kevin Morales, but the extra point attempt failed. Ben McCreary got things rolling in the third quarter as he took the opening kickoff and sprinted 67 yards for the score. Kandon Bennett ran up the middle behind Adam Moore, Skylar Castro and Reid Latham for the two points. Later in the third quarter, Kevin Morales went around the right side and a key block by Bennett to go untouched for an 83-yard touchdown. Bennett added the extra point and the Bearcats prevailed 30-0.

Hanson, Bennett, McCreary and Conner Chambers had good nights on the defensive side with Latham recovering a fumble. Latham, Morales and Moore also had good nights on the offensive side with blocking.

Eighth grade

The Bearcat eighth grade trounced the Nocona Indians Thursday night with a 28-8 victory and increase their record to 5-2. It was the third straight victory for the Bearcats.

After a scoreless first quarter, Cody Fletcher scored from 11 yards out behind blocking from Jaylon Curtis and Ethan Williams on the edge. Jimmy Jones set up the next Bearcat touchdown as the defensive nose guard picked off a Nocona pass and returned it 15 yards before stepping out of bounds. His interception set up a 21-yard touchdown by Curtis around the right side only two plays later. Kirkland Hoff and Williams had key blocks on the run. Fletcher added the two-point conversion and the Bearcats led 14-0. On the next offensive series for Nocona, a stiff Henrietta defense forced a punt. Jaylon Curtis picked up the short kick and returned it 49 yards for the touchdown. Fletcher added the point after. Fletcher added six more points in the third quarter on a 40-yard burst. Nocona’s only score came on a fumble recovery and return for the touchdown.

Colum Reese, Hoff, Edgett, Jones and Fletcher had good nights on the defensive side while Logan Carter, M.J. Kelsey and Curtis played well on the offensive part.

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