B-H Hawks fly past Eagles with ease
The Blackville-Hilda High football team took a big step in securing a spot in the post season, while the North Eagles went in the opposite direction Friday night in North.
The Blackville-Hilda Hawks dominated from start to finish as they soared to a 32-0 halftime lead enroute to a convincing 48-0 win.
With the victory, Blackville-Hilda High improves to 4-6 overall and 3-4 in region play. Meanwhile, North High wraps up a winless season at 0-11.
Blackville-Hilda High will open the playoffs at Dixie High in Due West on Friday night at 7:30.
Blackville-Hilda High coach Chris Larke said it was a big win, but now the team turns its focus to Dixie High.
“I’m proud of the effort. This was a great way to wrap up the regular season,” Larke said. “Unfortunately, we don’t have a lot of time to celebrate because we have to get ready for Dixie. They have a lot of talent and they like to spread you out so it’s going to be a big challenge for our team.”
Overall, it was a good night for the Hawks’ ground game that amassed 256 yards against the hapless Eagles.
The main contributers on the unit were Juwahn Isaac, John Williams and Tyreke Walker.
Juwahn Isaac carried the ball only four times in the game, but scored on three of those touches.
Isaac scored the first touchdown of the game on a six-yard run in the first quarter. He also scored on runs of seven and 19 yards. Isaac finished with 48 yards rushing.
Late in the second quarter, John Williams reached the end zone on a two-yard run. Williams also ran for the two-point conversion to make the score 24-0.
Ahead 32-0, the Hawks continued to have their way with the Eagles in the second half. Midway in the third quarter, Tyreke Walker’s 27-yard gallop to pay dirt and two-point run by Derrick Faust extended the lead to 40-0.
Defensively, the Hawks were led by Dawon Joyner, JaQuavian James and Denzel Saxon. Joyner registered seven tackles and a sack. James, who had a 28-yard interception return for a score, finished with five tackles. Saxon added five tackles.