Penney grinds past South Harrison

By Sam Robinson The St. Joseph News-Press
Posted: August 30, 2013 - 11:42 PM



Kellen Overstreet’s coming-out party as perennial Class 1 power Hamilton’s go-to performer unfolded in mostly anonymous fashion throughout an opening-night stalemate.

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Overstreet crept out of the backfield and snatched a Drew Finch toss in between defenders, and his subsequent dash to the end zone provided the knockout blow in a game full of light jabs and missed counter attacks. The 65-yard catch-and-run with just more than 8 minutes remaining lifted the defending state champions to a 6-0 victory over South Harrison on Friday night.

Even though it stood out as the tilt’s only scoreboard update, the explosive burst required to finish off the score represented a lethal component ready to snatch the playmaking reins for the run-first Hornets.

“We all knew we had to step it up with some of the key losses,” said Overstreet, who slides into full-time backfield duty after observing departed Derrick Hughes amass nearly 2,500 rushing yards last season. “I was supposed to run a deep post, and I cut it off short since the safeties were dropping.”

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The Hornets’ junior running back met mostly fortified defensive fronts from a determined South Harrison team, but he found one narrow opening and took advantage.