“A Test of Faith”

Brent Jacobs

Special to the Hartselle Enquirer

Last Friday night, the Danville Hawks and the Clements Colts met at Smith-Owens Stadium in a game that will be remembered as a tale of two halves. The Hawk Nation was out in full force to support the boys in purple. The crowd was soon on their feet as they watched number 33 Jackson Locklear streak down the field to find the end zone to start the game.   Then literally and figuratively the rain then came down. The Hawks and Colts soon found themselves in the middle of a deluge. After taking the long walk back across midfield due to a yellow flag the Hawks’ woes continued. After the next play ended the Colts had the ball inside Danville’s territory and soon found the end-zone. The Hawks fortunes did not get better, two plays later the Colts found themselves in business again in Hawk territory after another Danville turnover. Danville’s defense held strong and prevented Clements from finding the end-zone again. Danville’s offense struggled to find their rhythm as the rain continued to come down in buckets. The half ended with Clements Colts leading 6-0. This trend continued to start the second half as both offenses struggled to move the ball and the turnovers continued as the teams dealt with torrential down pours.

However, Danville would soon find their groove.  Besides the strong efforts from the Colts, the Hawks finally got on the board during the third quarter with a 22-yard scamper to the end-zone by Jackson Locklear and they never looked back. The hawks would score two additional rushing touchdowns by Jacob Morehead supported by a great performance from the big guys up front. The defense held strong as they did all night and added a score themselves when #44 Ryan Self scooped up a loose ball and raced to the goal line.

The Hawks earned a great win and overcame a lot of adversity on the field. The Hawk Nation remained in their seats through the rain and they were not disappointed. Next week the Hawks travel to Falkville to take on the Blue Devils Friday Night which if history holds will be a hard fought contest by both teams.

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