The Colcord Hornets didn’t waste any time taking control of the home game against the Ketchum Warriors on Thursday night, October 17.

By the end of the first quarter the Hornets had piled up 27 points and denied the Warriors any points.

In the second quarter, the Hornets added 20 more points and still kept the Warriors shut out on the scoreboard.

The third quarter saw the Warriors get on the board with six points, while Colcord added eight more points, but triggered the “mercy rule” of a 45 point lead that ended the game, Colcord 55, Ketchum 6.

Blake Gonzales put up 67 passing yards in the game and ran for 110 rushing yards, exceeded by Stormy Odle’s 145 rushing yards.

Jaden Chandler made his contribution to the running game by racking up his 103 rushing yards.

Total rushing yards for the Hornets were 481 yards, compared to the Warriors’ 152 team rushing yards.

Dylan Davis caught the ball for 41 receiving yards.

Another measure in how the Hornets controlled the game was their 17 first downs to the Warriors’ 7 first downs.

Colcord committed no turnovers in the game, but did earn 30 yards in penalties.

The Hornets are carrying a 6-1 record and are looking at playoffs.

As Coach Austin Martin commented, “We’re working for that and trying our best.”

However, they’re taking it one game at a time and the remaining season is mixed.

The Hornets’ next game is at home against Fairland, who will arrive with a 2-4 record.

However, the last two games of the regular season will give the Hornets a real challenge; they will play Oklahoma Union (4-3) there, on November 1.

Then Rejoice Christian (7-0) arrives in Colcord on November 8 to do battle in the last regular game of the season.