February 26, 2020
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By Derek Lopez

The Sudan Hornets’ varsity football team stung the Crosbyton Chiefs, 40-14, for a Homecoming victory on Friday at the Hornets’ Nest.
With the win, the Hornets improve to 3-0 overall on the season.
Sudan totaled 356 yards; 139 passing yards and 217 rushing yards.
In the first quarter, senior quarterback, Christian Montes, connected with Joe Limon for a 49-yard touchdown pass to put the Hornets on the board first. The two-point conversion run by Montes was good, putting them up, 8-0.
Later in the quarter, Beto Mendoza caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from Montes, stretching their lead to, 14-0, heading into quarter number two.
The Chiefs broke through in the second quarter, as Clarence Johnson broke loose for a 40-yard touchdown, trimming the lead to, 14-7, after the PAT by Andre Lara sailed through the uprights.
Sudan would answer with a three-yard touchdown run from Montes, that was followed by a two-point conversion run from Mendoza, making the score, 22-7.
The Hornets followed it up with three consecutive rushing touchdowns. The first came on a four-yard run by Callen Cannon.
Montes punched a score in from one-yard out and the last came on a nine-yard run from Montes, making the score, 40-7, heading into the locker room at halftime.
Crosbyton added another score in the fourth quarter, as Maurice Carr connected with AJ Pesina for a 15-yard touchdown. The PAT was good, making the score, 40-14, as the game came to a close.
Montes finished the game six-of-nine passing for 125 yards and two touchdowns. He added 12 carries for 74 yards and three touchdowns.
Rustin Penrod chipped in five carries for 73 yards, while Cannon added nine carries for 59 yards and one score.
Limon led the Hornets in receiving with two catches for 73 yards and one touchdown, while Lane Wilson added two catches for 28 yards and Mendoza contributed one catch for 18 yards and one touchdown.
The Hornets had two sacks and nine tackles for loss in the contest to go along with four forced turnovers.
Defensively, the Hornets were led by senior, Alex Conley, who finished with two solo tackles, 10 assists, one sack and four tackles for loss. Brett Wilson added two solo tackles, eight assists and one tackle for loss, while Jesus Guerra had one solo tackle, four assists and one sack.
Beto Mendoza had three assists, one sack and one tackle for loss, while Parker Battin added 11 assists and one tackle for loss.
The Hornets will be at Boys Ranch next Friday to take on the Rough Riders.
Kick-off is slated for 7:30 p.m.



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