Friday night’s football game got off to an early start.
School officials decided to move the game up an hour to 7 p.m. as inclement weather was forecast for the area.
The Hawks fell behind 27-6 but almost managed a comeback against the Green County Dragons. LaRue’s final touchdown tying the game was called back with 3 minutes left in the game. The Dragons won 27-21.
The Dragons scored a touchdown four minutes into the game. They went into halftime with a two touchdown lead.
Neither team scored in the third quarter.
After being held to three yards in the first half, senior Matthew Hornback ran for a 20-yard touchdown five seconds into the fourth. An acrobatic play by junior Austin McDowell on the conversion pulled the Hawks within 27-14.
The drive was set up by a 44-yard kickoff return by McDowell.
The Hawks forced the Dragons to turn the ball over on downs on their ensuing possession and answered with a 13-play, 51-yard scoring drive. Senior halfback Caleb Canter’s 10-yard run and junior Curtis Milby’s extra point pulled the Hawks within six points.
The Hawks were plagued by penalties and fumbles throughout the game. But it was the final penalty that was most costly.
The Hawks appeared to have tied the score with a 35-yeard touchdown run by Canter but an illegal block brought the play back to the Hawks’ 49. Out of timeouts, the Hawks scrambled to rebound but their final three plays amounted to two short runs and an incomplete pass.
The Hawks play at Nelson County at 7:30 p.m. Friday.