The monumental season continues for the South Atlanta Hornets. Saturday night, they defeated the Chattooga Indians 26-14 to continue their quest for a chance at a state title.

History is something this Hornets team is continuing to make as the season progresses. Known for their basketball accolades and talents, they have continued to define themselves as a football school now.

It is the first round of the playoffs and for both teams it is as cut and dry as it gets: Win or go home.

The Hornets did not want to stay at home as they started off fast. On the Indians’ first drive, they blocked a punt, and safety/receiver Jalin Young recovered the football in the endzone putting the Hornets on top 6-0 early.

The offense started off strong as well, runningback Keyjuan Brown scored on a six yard rushing touchdown with 3:33 to go in the first quarter as the Hornets led 12-0.

The lead remained the same going into halftime.

The Hornets wasted no time putting up more points in the second half. After fumbling on the goal line on their opening drive of the third quarter, the Hornets made up for it on the next possession.

Quarterback John Lawton led the way for the Hornets in the second half scoring both of their touchdowns. The first came on a four yard rushing touchdown to increase the lead to 20 as 6:27 remained in the third quarter.

The second one came on a two yard quarterback sneak in which he easily scored on to go up by as much as 26.

Two late scores from Indians receiver Rowan Burdick as quarterback Cash Allen connected with him on touchdown passes of 40 and 32.

The Hornets proved to be too much for the Indians though as the ran out the clock to capture their first round win.
“It’s great. Like last week, it is great to be a South Atlanta Hornet,” said Hornets head coach WB Stephens. “To be able to be one of those 16 teams left in the state of Georgia in AA, it says something about how our program is going in the right direction.”

The Hornets will host Bremen at Lakewood Stadium next Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Photo by: Anfernee Patterson/The Atlanta Voice

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