Hornets fall to Broncos
September 6, 2018
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Hornets fall to Broncos

(Photo by Cheryl Boydston)

By Marla JonesSports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com

IDER, Ala. — The Ider Hornets were defeated by the Holly Pond Broncos , 36-13 in their home opener of the 2018 football season.

With 9:25 remaining in the first quarter, Holly Pond struck the first blow with a 25-yard gallop into the endzone.  The successful two-point conversion made the score 8-0.  On the  Broncos next possession they dashed into the endzone from one yard out.  The Broncos went for two but the Hornets held them, making the score 13-0.

Jacob Higdon stampeded into the endzone from 7-yards out to score the first Hornet touchdown of the night.  The kick by John Krebs was good, making the score 13-7 with 10:50 remaining in the first half.  The Broncos answered back with 7:52 left in the second quarter on a 11-yard pass for the score.  The Broncos went for two but were stopped just short of the goal line, giving the Broncos the 20-7 advantage.  With less than a minute left on the time clock, Ider narrowed the Bronco lead to seven.  Matt Wood charged into the endzone from 3 yards out.  The Hornets went for two but were unsuccessful.  The Broncos led 20-13, going into the half.

During the third quarter, both teams battled to get to the other end of the field for the score, but were stopped each time.

The Broncos increased their lead by two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.  One touchdown being on a 17-yard run and a 2-point conversion.  The final touchdown of the night was with only 1:47 remaining in the game, the Broncos sailed in from 20-yards out and went for two, making the final score 36-13.

Jacob Higdon led the Hornets with 89 yards and one touchdown.

The Ider Hornets will host the Sand Rock Wildcats this Friday.

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