7th grade B
Palestine 24, Athens 8
The 7th grade B Team Hornets lost to the Palestine Wildcats Thursday night, 24-8. Quarterback Brandon Boyd provided the Hornets only score on a quarterback keeper.
7th grade A
Palestine 36, Athens 0
The 7th grade A Team Hornets lost to the Palestine Wildcats Thursday night, 36-0.
Travon Fuller played a very good game defensively but it was not enough as the Hornets still ended up on the losing end.
8th Grade B
Palestine 12, Athens 6
The Hornets lost a close battle that included lots of defensive and little offense.
The only points scored by the Hornets were on a big run in the second quarter by Kynden Crist.
The defense did a great job, but at the end 12 points was just enough for Palestine to get the win.
The defense was led by Jacob Humpries and Juan Garcia. This brings the Athens Hornets 8th grade B to a 2-1 record.
8th grade A
Palestine 26, Athens 18
The Hornets lost a heartbreaker to Palestine Thursday night.
On a pair of Palestine fumbles the Hornets were able to capitalize early and score two rushing touchdowns with La’Darius Jordan and Devon Hall.
On the Hornets’ first play of the game, Hall would take a rushing touchdown all the way to the end zone. That 75-yard run would be last time that the Hornets saw the end zone.
The defense played an incredible fourth quarter, holding the Wildcats out of the end zone, but with a fumble at the end of the fourth the Wildcats knelt and took the win.
Defensive leaders for the Hornets were Jorge Fuentes and Emmanuel Davis.
This brings the Athens Hornets 8th grade A to 1-2.