Two swarms of insect-themed teams came together last Friday night. The Lake Hornets stung their way to victory in their away game at Union against the Yellow Jackets. Lake decimated the Union team in a shutout win of 34-0, which improved their record to 6-1 and their 2A division rank to 18.
In the first quarter, Lake buzzed two touchdowns into the end zone. The initial touchdown came on a five-yard rushing touchdown with seven minutes left to go, with a good point after. Yet again, one minute later, the Hornets rush for a touchdown with another good point after. At the end of the first, the score was 14-0, Lake.
Early in the second quarter, Union intercepted a pass attempt by Lake. Despite a long pass and drive by the Yellow Jackets, the Hornet defense swarmed to hold Union at their 10 yard line. Union recovered a fumble by Lake, and shortly thereafter, Lake intercepted a pass by Union. With less than a minute left in the half, Lake rushed for a 70-yard touchdown and kicked in a good extra point. Shortly after receiving the kickoff, Union tossed an intercetion pass. The score at the end of the half was Lake 21, and Union 0.
Two minutes into the third quarter, Lake rushed for a 60-yard touchdown; they tried for and failed to convert for two points. Five minutes later, Lake rushed for another touchdown and good point after. The score at the close of the third quarter was 34-0, Lake.
Neither team scored in the fourth and final quarter, which brought the game to an end with a score of Lake 34, and Union 0.
Coach Tate Hanna had this to say about the game. “We had 289 yards of total offense and Union had 90 yards of total offense. I was real pleased with our effort Friday night. We came out and took care of business. We dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. Defense did a great job of flying to the ball and tackling. We did a good job of getting off the field on 3rd down. Offensively we controlled the clock. We did a great job of finishing. We will have an open date this Friday. It comes at a good time. We have several banged up and need a week to heal. We will play a very good Scott Central team in two weeks.”