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The Sudan Hornets’ varsity football team made it back-to-back district victories on Friday, as they took down the Smyer Bobcats at the Hornet’s Nest, 32-14.

With the win, the Hornets improve to 2-7 overall on the season, 2-1 in district play.

The Bobcats got the scoring started in the first quarter with a five-yard touchdown run, but missed on the two-point conversion try to make the score, 6-0. Sudan answered, as Trent Wilson connected with Michael Limon for an eight-yard passing touchdown. However, Sudan missed the two-point conversion, leaving the game tied, 6-6.

Wilson would tack on a one-yard touchdown run to end the first quarter, with the Hornets out in front, 12-6.

The score stood, as neither was able to put any points on the board in the second quarter, but in the third, Wilson opened things up with an 11-yard rushing touchdown to extend the Hornet lead to, 18-6.

Smyer would answer later in the third quarter, as Connor Marmolejo rushed for a three-yard touchdown and added the two-point conversion to cut the lead to, 18-14. But, prior to the end of the third quarter, Wilson again connected with Limon, this time for a 45-yard touchdown pass to make the score, 26-14, after the two-point conversion run by Wilson.

Wilson would stretch the lead to, 32-14, in the fourth quarter, on a 24-yard touchdown run, as Sudan took down the Bobcats, 32-14.

Sudan totaled 344 yards of offense, including 226 yards passing and 118 rushing yards, while holding the Bobcats to 165 total yards of offense.

Wilson finished the game 10-of-14 passing for 226 yards and two touchdowns, while adding 14 carries for 88 yards and three scores.

In the rushing game, Josue Cervera tallied seven carries for 24 yards and Nick Gonzales chipped in eight carries for 12 yards.

Limon led the attack through the air, finishing with five catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns, while Kaleb Robinson finished with one catch for 54 yards and Thys Danzeisen added one catch for 31 yards. Sal Juarez also had one catch for 18 yards.

Defensively, Drew Carr led the team in tackles with 15 total tackles, while Jaden Conley tallied 11 tackles and Cervera finished with 10 tackles. Gabe Cisneros and Juarez each notched nine tackles, while Juarez also recovered a fumble.

Sudan will play New Home on Friday at the Hornet’s Nest to close out the regular season.

Kick-off is set for 7 p.m.

Derek Lopez, For The Journal

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