Hornets outscore Redmen in rivalry

Published 11:34 pm Saturday, October 29, 2016

Jim Walker

COAL GROVE — It was just like a yo-yo.
The Coal Grove Hornets were up, then down and back up again as they outlasted the Rock Hill Redmen 35-27 on Friday in an Ohio Valley Conference rivalry game.
The Hornets (6-3, 4-3) jumped out to a 20-0 lead before the Redmen closed the gap to 20-14.
Coal Grove then made some big plays to keep the Redmen from spoiling their season finale.
The Hornets went 63 yards in nine plays to open the game as Jacob Clark scored a on 3-yard run. Jeb Jones kicked the conversion for a 7-0 lead.
After a Rock Hill punt, the Hornets marched 67 yards in nine plays with Tanner Henry doing the honors from 4 yards out and Jones’ kick made it 14-0 with 3:01 left in the first quarter.
Following another Redmen punt, Coal Grove went 60 yards in just three plays to score. Clark had a 50-yard run to the 10-yard line that set up his 6-yard touchdown run and a 20-0 lead on the first play of the second quarter.
Rock Hill (6-4, 3-4) finally got its offense going as Logan Hankins broke free on a 62-yard scoring run after the first two plays of the drive netted just 4 yards. Trystan Matney kicked the extra point and it was 20-7 with 10:22 on the clock.
Redmen lineman Cameron Haas then came up with a key defensive play as he used a “scoop and score” to make it 20-14. Haas returned a fumble 47 yards for a touchdown and Matney put his kick through the upright at the 2:29 mark of the third quarter.
Chase Johnson came up with his own defensive gem for the Hornets as he stripped the quarterback of the ball and ran 5 yards to the Rock Hill 20.

Coal Grove quarterback Matty Cordle then ran 11 yards for a touchdown and his pass to Dylan Malone on the conversion put the Hornets up 28-14 with 8:35 to play.
But Tim Adkins tightened things again as he returned the ensuing kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown and it was 28-21 with 8:20 left.
Rock Hill cut the deficit to 28-27 on a 37-yard scamper by Hankins with 3:57 left to cap a quick 63-yard, three-play drive after a Coal Grove punt.
However, the Hornets’ Nathan Harrison blocked the conversion and the Hornets’ remained ahead.
Coal Grove iced the game by driving 63 yards in seven plays as Henry ran 8 yards for a touchdown with 1:53 to play.
The Hornets finished with 436 total yards including 413 on the ground. Clark ran 23 times for 172 yards and two touchdown in his final game while Henry carries 17 times for 108 yards and two scores.
Kimo Baldwin added 63 yards on 13 attempts and Malone ran 10 times for 54 yards.
Rock Hill piled up 224 rushing yards but just one passing. Hankins ran 12 times for 125 yards and two touchdowns while Zak Adkins had 50 yards on four attempts.
Rock Hill       0    7    7    13    =    27
Coal Grove    14    6    0    15    =    35
First Quarter
CG — Jacob Clark 3 run (Jeb Jones kick) 8:47
CG — Tanner Henry 4 run (Jeb Jones kick) 3:01
Second Quarter
CG — Jacob Clark 6 run (kick failed) 11:54
RH — Logan Hankins 62 run (Trystan Matney kick) 10:22
Third Quarter
RH — Cameron Haas 47 fumble return (Trystan Matney kick) 2:29
Fourth Quarter
CG — Matty Cordle 11 run (Dylan Malone pass from Matty Cordle) 8:35
RH — Tm Adkins 84 kickoff return (Trystan Matney kick) 8:20
RH — Logan Hankins 37 run (kick blocked) 3:57
CG — Tanner Henry 8 run (Jeb Jones kick) 1:53
RH    CG
First downs    7    26
Rushes-yards    34-224    67-413
Passing yards     1    23
Total yards    225    436
Cmp-Att-Int    1-6-0    5-6-1
Total Plays    40    73
Fumbles-lost    1-1    1-1
Penalties-yards    2-15    3-25
Punts-average    2-22.5    3-36.3
Individual Leaders
RUSHING — Coal Grove: Jacob Clark 23-172 and 2 TDs, Tanner Henry 17-108 and 2TDs, Kimo Baldwin 13-63, Dylan Malone 10-54, Matty Cordle 4-16 and 1 TD, Rock Hill: Logan Hankins 12-125 and 2 TDs, Zak Adkins 4-50, Trystan Matney 4-23, Tim Adkins 4-13, Brady Knipp 8-11, Mason Darby 2-2.
PASSING — Coal Grove: Matty Cordle 5-6-1 23. Rock Hill: Mason Darby 1-6-0 1, Tanner Martin 0-1-0.
RECEIVING — Coal Grove: Dylan Malone 4-18, Nathan Harrison 1-5. Rock Hill: Tanner Martin 1-1.

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