Lightning Wasn’t the Only Thing Making a Touchdown

Elizabeth Robles

The Hornets played their first district game on their home turf on Sept. 14. They won 35-3 against the Granbury High School Pirates.

Before the game, there was a rain delay that pushed the game back to start at 7:30. “It is never fun to have to sit around and wait when you’re so amped up to play, but the guys handled it well and I think the scoreboard showed that,” Coach William Averitte said.

Halfway through halftime, lightning struck 10 miles away, and based on UIL rules, everyone had to evacuate the stadium into the indoor facility and wait before the Hornets could return and get the win.

“I believe our players have handled adversity well this year.” Head Coach Devon Dorris said. “We are not in control of the weather, but we can control how we handle the adversity that the delays and weather bring. Our players have responded well the last two weeks with weather delays.” The whole team contributed to the game, but there were a couple of players who stood out like, Seth Hurst, Sophomore Jaylin Wolosek, Freshman Kaden Taylor and Junior Jordan Laxamana.

“Seth Hurst just moved up from the White team and played a terrific game at inside backer,” Coach Averitte said. “Hurst was in on a number of tackles. Jaylin Wolosek took a swing pass for a touchdown late in the 1st half and gave the Hornets some momentum going into halftime. Taylor and Laxamana were stellar in both defending the pass and run from their safety positions.  Taylor had a game-icing interception late in the 4th quarter.” Overall, the Hornets worked as a team, and in the end, Hornet Nation went home winners.