In the second district home game of the season the 1-6 (1-1) Hawkins Hawks, soundly beat the visiting 1-6, 0-2 Cayuga Bobcats, 60-21. It was Tristian Garrett’s spectacular running in the first half that sealed the game before the Cayuga Bobcats could mount any attempt at a comeback.
Garrett ran for almost 200 yards in the first half alone, and accounted for 3 touchdowns on the evening.
The Bobcats took a brief lead in the first quarter when they went up 7 to 6 on a 74-yard touchdown run from first and 10 on their own 26-yard line. But then the Hawks scored twice more, once by Garrett on a 20-yard scamper, and once by Akim Richmond on a kickoff fumble recovery in the first quarter before the Bobcats could score again in the second quarter.
The Hawks then scored three more times, Garrett on a 37-yard run, Chris Jackson on a 22-yard run, and Everin Gipson on an eight-yard run, before the end of the half to make it 40 to 13 at the break.
It was a nine touchdown evening for the Hawkins Hawks, and several players got into the end zone. Garrett ran for three touchdowns, Richmond ran for three touchdowns that included the kickoff fumble recovery, Gipson accounted for two touchdowns along with 129 yards on the ground and Jackson had a touchdown on a 22-yard run.
On a night where the offense shined bright many on defense came up with some great stops throughout the evening. In addition to the kickoff fumble recovery, there was another fumble recovery by Jordan McGowan in the first quarter, Kyle Williams pressured the Cayuga quarterback twice causing incomplete passes and Caden Westmoreland had an interception to setup the Hawks final scoring drive.
The final scoring drive by the Hawks started on their own 40-yard line and ended when Everin Gipson ran 43-yards for the touchdown with 2:18 remaining in the game to push the Hawks to 60 points.
The Hawks next game will be a conference game on the road at Cross Roads in Malakoff on Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.