Hockinson’s defense dominated, coming up with eight sacks, two forced fumbles and five interceptions, returning two for touchdowns as the Hawks posted their first win of the season in impressive fashion, 65-16 over R.A. Long on Friday.
“I think those first two losses really put a chip on our shoulder and showed us we’re not all high and mighty,” senior receiver Kenyon Johnson said. “But we really bounced back this game and we’re gonna show teams that we’re back.”
Johnson was one of seven Hawks to score a touchdown on offense. On defense, Hale Prior returned one interception for 23 yards and AJ Domingos returned another for 27 yards.
On offense, the Hawks rushed for 237 yards led by Cody Wheeler’s 89 yards on 15 carries and one touchdown.
“It just opens us up so much and diversifies us to run or pass and pick teams apart how we want,” Wheeler said.
Shaun Mize passed for 154 yards and a touchdown for R.A. Long, which was held to a negative 13 yards rushing.
Hockinson 65, R.A. Long 13
R.A. Long 0 7 0 6—13
Hockinson 22 22 21 0—65
H — Tyler Litle 28 run (John Charles kick)
H — Kenyon Johnson 16 pass from Jared Oldham (2 pt. conversion good)
H — Cody Wheeler 2 run (Charles kick)
H — Andre Northrup 3 run (Charles kick)
H — Hale Prior 23 interception return (Charles kick)
RAL — Israel Rutherford 65 pass from Levi Maravilla (Gabe Tootoosis-Didier kick)
H — Austin Wilson 2 run (2 pt. conversion good)
H — AJ Domingos 27 interception return (Charles kick)
H — Drake Wubben 5 run (Charles kick)
H — Shey Yarbrough 7 run (Charles kick)
RAL – Jamond Harris 15 pass from Shaun Mize (kick failed)
RUSHING —R.A. Long: Shaun Mize 11-(-10), Julian Machic-Sheldon 2-2, Jamond Harris 1-(-1), Jaxon Pleas 1-(-4). Hockinson: Cody Wheeler 15-89, Jared Oldham 2-17, Tyler Litle 2-48, Andre Northrup 4-26, Austin Wilson 1-15, Drake Wubben 2-30, Shey Yarbrough 2-7, Nelson Thompson 2-5
PASSING — RA Long: Shaun Mize 8-23-5-154; Hockinson: Jared Oldham 8-11-1-119.
RECEIVING — RA Long: Ilyas Mehrer 2-1, Jamond Harris 7-85, Israel Rutherford 1-65. Hockinson: Kenyon Johnson 2-26, Carter Cameron 1-6, Hale Prior 2-32, Tyler Litle 2-48, Andre Northrup 1-7.