Lightening halts Harrisburg's march in 31-6 loss to Rivercrest

Thursday, September 24, 2009

"On offense we stepped up more than the other games," said junior Hornets coach Robert Garrison following his team's loss to Rivercrest 31-6 last Thursday night. "(Unfortunately) on defense we took a step down, though."

Harrisburg's only score came on a 45 yard TD pass from Marcus Smith to Landon Meilke late in the second period. It made it 20-6 at that point.

The score helped the Hornets (0-3,0-1) gain some momentum going into the half. Then they gained additional momentum when Bo Adams returned a junior Colt kickoff back to the Harrisburg 40. Unfortunately at that point the elements got into the act.

While the skies had threatened for most of the game, lightening suddenly began crackling across the sky. As was warranted, the officials halted the game for thirty minutes for safety reasons.

"By the time we got going again, the momentum was gone," concluded Garrison.

Smith finished with 165 through the air on 11 of 20 passes. Both Meilke and Brandon Ross had four catches each with Meilke gaining 70 yards and Ross 40.

Garrison highlighted Hunter McGill and Ross on defense as they had 12 and seven tackles respectively.

The junior Hornets travel to Manila for a 7:30 p.m. game with the junior Lions tomorrow (Thursday) night.

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