July 3, 2020
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By Derek Lopez

The Sudan Hornets’ varsity football team stayed perfect on Friday with a, 50-0, shutout victory over Springlake-Earth. They will look to continue their winning ways with a home contest against the Plains Cowboys.
The Hornets sit at 8-0 overall, 3-0 in district play.
Against the Wolverines, the Hornets totaled 409 yards of offense: 132 passing yards and 277 rushing yards. The also held the Wolverines to 89 yards of offense and forced five turnovers.
“I feel that defensively we were able to correct some issues that showed up against Seagraves,” Head Coach John Cornelius said. “Our players have truly bought into the idea of improving each week and trying to turn our weaknesses into our strengths.”
He added, “Offensively, we were able to execute at a high level. I think the varsity group was able to score on every drive except one.”
The coach talked about their upcoming contest against Plains, saying, “We are focused on getting better each week and correcting any issues that show up on film. We always talk about focusing on the things we can control, and we control how we practice and how we prepare each week and that formula will not change this week.”
He added, “Plains has a couple of dangerous weapons on the outside with Cooper Hamilton and Jason Rains. They take a lot of shots down field in their passing game. Our secondary will need to be locked in all game.”
Coach Cornelius stated that Friday, he would like to see his team executing at a high rate.
“We need to stay healthy and continue to make progress in all phases of the game,” he said.
Kick-off for their contest against the Cowboys is set for 7 p.m. at the Hornet’s Nest.

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