Hawks make play-offs again
RED OAK - On Halloween night the Hawks needed two things to happen to get into the play-offs again for the second straight year.
One was a win over the Mesquite Poteet Pirates and a Mabank loss to Lancaster.
Lancaster took care of Mabank and the Hawks had no tricks or treats for the visiting Poteet Pirates with a 35-0 victory.
For the second game in a row the Hawks defense held their opponent scoreless.
Coming off their bye week, the Hawks looked a little rusty at first, but got things on track by the second quarter and took a 14-0 lead into halftime.
The second half saw the Hawks offense really get into rhythm.
The offensive line knocked the Pirates defense around and created big holes for the running backs.
The offense put up 21 unanswered points.
The defense never let Poteet get close to the end zone and held Poteet to only seven first downs and 102 total yards while the Hawks offense put up 342 total yards.
Hawks’ leading rusher, Nic Boyd, carried 14 times for 88 yards and quarterback Travis Wallis had a big night carrying four times for 62 yards.
The Hawks travel to Forney for their last district game of the season.
Forney is a good team and can put points on the board.
The Hawks defense will need to play like the last two games to get past Forney.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Forney.
Check the ROISD web site at http://www.redoakisd.org for directions and updated play-off information.
1 2 3 4 Final
Mes. Poteet 0 0 0 0 0
Red Oak 7 7 7 14 35
Mes. Poteet Red Oak FrstDwn 7 16
Nic Boyd: 14-88; Daniel Clayburn: 2-19; Mandel Dixon: 1-1; Kris Eldridge: 3-17; Ishmael Harrison: 2-3; Grady Latimer: 5-19; Seth Rushing: 2-19; Jordan Stanford: 1-3; Cody Thompson: 1-7; Travis Wallis: 4-62.
Grady Latimer: 10-17-0-98; Travis Wallis: 1-5-0-6.
Nic Boyd: 2-15; Mandel Dixon: 1-11; Ishmael Harrison: 2-27; Seth Rushing: 1-6; Jordan Stanford: 3-33; Caleb Straughan: 1-6; Cody Thompson: 1-6.
- Nic Boyd 13 run (Justin Mendoza kick)RO - Seth Rushing 6 pass from Travis Wallace (Mendoza kick)RO - Grady Latimer 15 run (Mendoza kick)RO - Boyd 17 run (Mendoza kick)RO - Daniel Clayburn 15 run (Richie Barrientos)