As evidenced by their first three possessions, as well as their first three defensive stands, the Colcord Hornets made short work of their opponents, at Hornet Field, Friday night. While holding the visiting Warrior’s offense to an anemic 127 yards total on defense, the Hornet offense rolled for over 400 yards and 17 first downs, to crush Adair 49-0.
Following a deep kickoff, the Warriors began their opening drive on their own 20 and the Colcord defense went to work. Adair was held to three snaps and out and were forced to punt.
Colcord’s Yancey Kincheloe returned the punt to the enemy 33, where the Hornet offense went to work. Staying on the ground, Colcord churned out seven plays and a pair of first downs before Kincheloe scored his first of three touchdowns in the game. Following Kincheloe’s one-yard TD plunge, the Hornets’ kicker, Joe Morris knocked down his first of a perfect 8 for 8 extra point kicks.
Adair managed to pick up their first of only five first downs in the game on their next possession. But on the ensuing snap, Ethan Shelley literally took the ball out of the Adair runner’s grasp for a Colcord first down on the Warrior 30.
The Hornets needed less than a minute and a half before Kincheloe scored his second touchdown, this time from 2 yards away.
Following another unsuccessful offensive series, the Warriors gave up the ball again. After struggling a bit on the ground, Colcord looked at a fourth down. And on a fourth and nine to go, Hornet QB Canaan Sherrell (8 of 16 for 129 yards and 81 rushing yards) connected with his RB Jordan Cowan for a 25-yard completion to the Warrior 5. And with 1:23 left in the first quarter, Chris Aguilar added six more on the scoreboard with an 11 yard run.
Following a scoreless second period, the Hornets took a 21-0 lead into the dressing room.
Colcord started the second half with another scoring drive. And this time the Hornets went to the air. Following a pair of receptions by Rusty James (4 receptions for 60 yards), Sherrell connected with Kincheloe for a 23-yard catch deep in Adair territory. Three plays later, Shelley did the honors for Colcord, with a 7-yard scamper to pay dirt.
After trading possessions and burning most of the third quarter clock, Kincheloe returned the Warrior punt to midfield. And on the third snap of the drive, Kincheloe broke to the outside and rumbled through the Adair defenders for a 38-yard touchdown.
Leading 35-0 and with a quarter left to play, the Hornets went to their bench. And the Colcord reserves equated themselves admirably. Freshman running back, Darwin Davis (5 carries for 60 yards) carried the mail in the fourth with a pair of scoring runs from 10 and 40 yards away to cap the 49-0 affair.
On Halloween, Colcord entertains Kansas in the annual ‘Delaware County Dogfight,’ while Adair host’s district leading and top ten ranked Tahlequah-Sequoyah.