Penney rolls to another district title

By Chris Schoonover The St. Joseph News-Press
Posted: November 7, 2015 - 12:30 AM



The Hamilton offense takes what is given to them. If the opponent decides to stack the box against the explosive run game, the Hornets go to the air. If you don’t respect the run game, they will dominate between the tackles.

The Hornets put that on full display, knocking off Maysville 56-34 with 498 yards of offense — 180 through the air and 318 on the ground — in the Class 1 District 8 title game in Hamilton.

 

It is the Hornets’ eighth straight district title, a great accomplishment but the players still want more.

“It’s still a big deal to us,” Hamilton running back T.C. East said. “We look for bigger things than this championship. We are looking for state. That’s our main goal.”

Hamilton (9-3) went to its big running back early, as East racked up 48 yards on six carries on the first possession, including a 5-yard touchdown to go up 6-0.

East had himself a day, as the Hornet workhorse ran the ball 29 times for 182 yards and four touchdowns.

“My O-line just blocked,” East said. “They did a heck of a job tonight. That’s probably the best offensive game we’ve played all year.

“I’m not the fastest kid so I have to hit them. That’s just my style.”

Maysville (6-6) answered with a touchdown run of its own — a 16-yard run by Troy Powers to tie it at 6 after the 2-point conversion failed.

Powers ran for 182 yards on 20 carries, finding the end zone twice.

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