Hebron wins homecoming game


Junior Trejan Bridges runs toward the end zone.

The varsity football team will play at Marcus on Friday after defeating LD Bell in the homecoming game on Oct. 6.

The Hawks got out to a fast start against Bell, with senior quarterback Clayton Tune passing to David Leonty for a touchdown in the first quarter. The team missed the PAT, making the score 6-0.

The Raiders scored a touchdown in the first quarter, with LD Bell quarterback Mason Ornelas passing to Damion Hunt, giving Bell a 7-6 lead..

“This was our homecoming game, so we came out feeling great,” senior Andrew Johnson said. “This season so far, we’re doing great. We lost our first game, but we’re definitely coming together as a team, and we’re coming for that championship.”

At the beginning of the second quarter, Tune scored a rushing touchdown for the Hawks and later completed a touchdown pass to junior receiver Trejan Bridges.  Before the half ended, Tune and Bridges connected for another touchdown, and senior receiver Jaren Mitchell rushed for a 38-yard touchdown, making the score 34-10.

“I was happy with the outcome of the game,” head coach Brian Brazil said. “I felt like our kids came out with a good pace in the second quarter, we really jumped on and took the game away from them.”

At the start of the third quarter, sophomore running back Jaylon Lott scored a touchdown, but the PAT from Paulette failed. The defense got in on the scoring when senior defensive end Paul Akere picked up a Bell fumble to score a touchdown. Bridges got one more touchdown, this time from junior Alex Haltom, and at the end of the third quarter, the score was 53-17.

“I felt great about [the] game,” junior linebacker Colby Newton said. “I felt like we all came together as a team and really performed.”

During the fourth quarter, Paulette made a 45-yard field goal, the only points scored in the fourth quarter, and making the final score 56-17.

“We did really well, on [both] offense and defense,” Paulette said. “We definitely converted when we needed to, we really emphasized what we needed to do, and we did it.”