By DEREK LOPEZ
The Sudan Hornets’ varsity football team ran away with a victory over the Olton Mustangs on Friday night, 46-13, in their cross-county showdown at the Hornets’ Nest.
With the win, the Hornets improve to 1-0 overall to begin the season, while the Mustangs fall to 0-1 to begin the campaign.
In the first quarter, Bryson Ramage caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback, Jack Allcorn, to put the Mustangs up, 7-0, after the PAT by JC Pedroza.
The Hornets responded, as they capped off a drive with a one-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback, Christian Montes. The PAT by Bode Box was good knotting the game at, 7-7, as the first quarter came to a close.
Montes added two touchdowns in the second quarter on runs of five yards and 17 yards to put the Hornets up, 20-7, after Box split the PAT’s. Olton would close the gap before halftime, as Ramage caught a seven-yard pass from Allcorn, but the PAT by Pedroza was no good, making the score, 20-13, going into the locker room at halftime.
Sudan scored the only points of the third quarter on two four-yard runs Montes. Box again, split the PAT’s, extending their lead to, 33-13.
In the fourth quarter, Montes scored on a four-yard run and Cannon punched in a two-yard score, followed by the PAT from BJ Davila, making the score, 46-13, as the Hornets stung the Mustangs in their season-opener.
The Hornets totaled 458 yards on 92 plays; including 340 yards rushing and 118 yards through the air.
Montes led the Hornets offensively, finishing the game nine-of-15 passing for 118 yards and two interceptions. He also added 24 carries for 145 yards and six touchdowns. Cannon added 14 carries for 84 yards and two touchdowns, while Box chipped in 11 carries for 57 yards.
Beto Mendoza had four catches for 52 yards, while Lane Wilson had one catch for 42 yards and Box added three receptions for 19 yards.
Defensively, Brett Wilson led the way with four tackles, 11 assists and two sacks. Alex Conley had a block, while Brett Wilson also recovered two fumbles.
The Hornets will be at New Home next week.
The contest is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.