Horn’s 6 TDs key Wildcats’ domination of BTWPublished 5:37pm Tuesday, September 17, 2013
A football game lasts for 48 minutes, but the Benjamin Russell Wildcats didn’t need that much time to put away Booker T. Washington.
Bryant Horn led a masterful offensive showing as the Wildcats destroyed the Golden Eagles 58-6.
With the win, Benjamin Russell improved to 2-1 (2-0 in region play) while BTW dropped to 0-3 on the year.
The Wildcats started the scoring early as a heavy dose of LaBrenikin Johnson helped moved the Wildcats into scoring position.
Horn then hit Rod Hunter with a strike that Hunter turned into a 29-yard touchdown pitch and catch.
Booker T. Washington quarterback Lewis O’Neal answered with an 8-yard touchdown pass to LaJavis Sanders.
Ellis Holloway muffed the ensuing kickoff, and the Golden Eagles recovered the ball, placing themselves in good position to take a lead as they had possession at BRHS’ 18-yard line.
However, BRHS linebacker Tabias Russell stepped in front of a O’Neal pass and picked it off, returning it to enemy territory.
After Horn and the offense converted a 4th down on a fake punt, Horn later scrambled in from 20 yards out, effectively starting the rout.
“We had some adversity there at the beginning,” said BRHS football coach Danny Horn. “Offensively, I think we played extremely well. We threw the ball well, and we ran the ball well. We pretty much did anything we wanted.”
Horn was unstoppable all night, regardless of whether he chose to run or pass.
After another defensive stand by the Wildcats, Bryant led a 60-yard drive which culminated in a 5-yard hookup from Horn to Quan Johnson.
A Collin Sharpe kick made the score 21-6.
BTW’s last gasp of life came on the following kickoff, when it was returned for a touchdown. However, an illegal block in the back wiped the score off the board.
While the score didn’t count, it still was cause for concern, Danny said.
“That’s the second time in as many weeks this has happened,” Danny said of the special teams touchdown. “It’s something we need to take a look at and fix.”
With Tra Robinson leading a fierce rushing defense that only allowed 19 yards on the ground, the rest of the defense continued to stonewall the Golden Eagles, with Tyrik Norris coming up with two picks that halted BTW drives.
Meanwhile, the Wildcats continued to score, adding two more touchdowns and a safety to head into the break up 37-6.
BRHS scored two more touchdowns in the third quarter, and with the score 51-6, the Wildcats starters went to the bench.
The second-team, led by Ellis Holloway, put the cherry on top. Holloway ran through much of the Golden Eagles’ defense for the final score.
Horn accounted for six total touchdowns on the night. Johnson ran for 146 yards
“I thought we ran the ball well. LaBrenikin is a good runner and Ellis showed some signs,” Horn said. “Defense wins championships. I don’t care how many points you score, you have to play defense, and it’s something we need to continue.”