When Hockinson does it, the Hawks go for the big-time.
Huge offensive gains seem to be Hockinson’s theme for this season, as kickoff returns, quarterback bombs, and penetrating runs are abundant in the Hawks’ playbook.
Facing a 14-7 deficit with all the momentum going Lakeside’s way, Nick Guinett got it going for the Hawks again.
Guinett, in his second game of the year after joining the team late, ran back a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown — the second time he has done that.
The extra point was missed, but the touchdown was the spark the Hawks were seeking, as they outscored Lakeside 36-0 the rest of the game.
“I told them, at the beginning of the first quarter, ‘They want it more than you right now. We need to start playing football.’ And once we did, we took care of it”, Hockinson coach Rick Steele said.
Jess Krahn threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Beau Sparks on the first play of the second quarter. After Krahn’s bomb, the defense held up their end of the bargain for Hockinson. Lakeside was denied a first down for the remainder of the half, gaining only 19 yards against the Hawks’ solid defensive line.
Krahn threw for 191 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, leading the Hawks to 29 second-quarter points.
Guinett added to his breakout game with an interception in which he dove backwards, bobbled the ball, fell to the ground and ended up with it.
Following the victory, Guinett took hardly any credit for the team’s accomplishments, commending the coaching staff and defensive line for their hard work and determination.
“I’ve gotten a lot of reps and a lot of good coaching from the staff. They trusted me, and I really appreciate that, and I did all the things they told me to. The ball was just laid up in the air, and I went for it.
“We have a lot of really talented people on the defensive line and they are the foundation of stopping the run”, Guinett added.
Both Steele and Guinett thought the team played exceptionally well, especially after a tough loss against Columbia River last week.
Next up: Hockinson (3-2) vs. Mark Morris
Hockinson 49, Lakeside 14
Lakeside 14 0 0 0—14
Hockinson 13 29 7 0—49
H — Nick Barclay 16 run (Everett Klodt kick)
L — Todd 40 pass from Hithorne (Pascualy kick)
L — Lee 18 run (Pascualy kick)
H — Nick Guinett 97 kickoff return (kick failed)
H — Bo Sparks 75 pass from Krahn (run failed)
H — Torey Dunn 7 run (Jacob Reagan pass from Krahn)
H — Dunn 1 run (Sparks pass from Krahn)
H — McElveny 6 pass from Krahn (Klodt kick)
H — Niemela 1 run (Klodt kick)
Rushing — Lakeside — Lee 20-72, Verzuh 4-33, Todd 4-25; Hockinson — Torey Dunn 10-89, Kirschenbaum 11-48, Barclay 2-22, Niemela 4-20, Anderson 1-10, Lunceford 2-8, McElveny 2-6, Lines 2-3, Davis 1-0, Ristau 3-(minus-3), Krahn 2-(minus-3).
Passing — Lakeside — Hithorne 7-22-2-84; Hockinson — Jess Krahn 7-12-1-191.
Receiving — Lakeside — Todd 3-56, Rolfe 1-20, Bench 1-11; Hockinson — Sparks 2-83, Niemela 1-55, Weiss 1-27, Holland 1-19, McElveny 1-6, Barclay 1-1.