The Hardin Hornets (3-7, 1-6) 2020 Senior Class was out in full force last Friday as the students were all honored for their achievements and to announce their plans after graduating next Spring for Senior Night. For a handful of seniors it would be the last time they would take to the playing field, as well, in a 34-14 loss to the Woodville Eagles (4-6, 3-4).
Woodville took the opening drive 51 yards when they scored on a 40-yard pass play with 10:37 in the first and took a 7-0 lead over Hardin.
After a few back and forth scoreless possessions by both squads, the Eagles again capitalized on a huge 55-yard run to go up 14-0 at 11:39 in the second quarter of play.
Two drives later the Eagles put up their third score on the night to take a 21-0 lead over Hardin at 6:28 remaining in the second.
Hardin would take the ball 60-yards on the next series when Austin Potetz capped off the drive with a 14-yard pass to senior Matthew Tidwell at 4:18 in the second frame.
As time was winding down in the first half, Hardin came away with a huge fumble recovery that resulted in excellent field position on the Woodville 42-yard line, but unfortunately, the drive ended on a Potetz interception for a touchback with 16 seconds remaining on the clock.
Hardin came out of the half with the ball and the drive would see another interception by Potetz that Woodville would turn into another scoring drive to go up 27-6 at 8:57 in the third.
Hardin began a solid drive as time expired in the third quarter, but they kept the momentum going when Potetz would score on a big 24-yard keeper into the end zone to make it 27-12. The Hornets lined up for a 2-point conversion attempt and Will Barrett made the grab to make it 27-14 at 11:10 in the fourth.
That would be the final score of the night for Hardin, and the Eagles reached pay dirt one last time with a 64-yard drive to go up 34-14 over the Hornets and hand the locals their seventh loss on the season and sixth in District 12-3A, Div. I play.
Barrett played a huge game picking up a pair of sacks, a number of tackles, and the big 2-point reception.
Other Hornets that had a great night were Trenton Dickey, Paul Thonsguard, Caden Elmore, Will Sims, Potetz and Tidwell.