Hawks grounded by War Eagles

  • Quarterback Tyreus Byars, #8, and tailback Derek Faust, #11, will try to get the Hawks’ offense flying again in time for homecoming.

The Blackville-Hilda High Hawks weren’t able to get anyhing going on either side of the ball Friday night in a 28-0 loss to Wagener-Salley High.

With the loss, Blackville-Hilda High falls to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in region play.

Offensively, the Hawks weren’t able to get their normally dependable running game going, being held to a season-low 51 yards on 35 plays.

Plagued by mistakes and turnovers, the Hawks’ offense managed only one serious scoring threat and that came on the last drive of the game.

Even then, the team was unable to push the ball across the goal line after being stopped on fourth and goal at the one-yard line.

“Not a very good showing for our football team tonight. Hats off to coach Fox and his staff. They had their guys ready to play,” Blackville-Hilda High coach Chris Lark said.

While the Hawks had problems moving the ball, the War Eagles found the end zone frequently behind the running of Tre Davis.

Davis scored three touchdowns and ran for 161 of the War Eagles 249 yards on the ground. Kevin Jackson also had good outing on offense for the War Eagles with 97 yards rushing and a touchdown.

“The game was won in the trenches. We didn’t block anyone and didn’t stop the run all night long. We also turned the ball over three times. When you have that combination, you aren’t going to win very many ball games,” siad Lark.

For the Hawks, Derek Faust led the team with 27 yards rushing.

Defensively for the Hawks, Dawon Joyner led with 13 tackles. John Williams and Denzel Saxon each had nine tackles. Players with seven tackles included Juwahn Isaac, Tyreke Walker, Kuwan Odom and Jamal Isaac.