Ennis Lions end Hawks playoff run, 55-14
ENNIS - For the second year in a row, the Red Oak Hawks made the playoffs and faced a familiar foe, the Sports Day #5 ranked Ennis Lions.
The two teams played at Cedar Hill HS on Friday, Nov. 14.
On a cold and windy night, the Lions wasted no time putting points on the board taking their opening drive to the end zone.
On the Hawks first offensive series, since beating Ennis last season, began by moving the ball on the ground with Nic Boyd (#7) and Grady Latimer (#9), but a turnover would give the Lions the ball back.
Ennis, led by leading rusher Tim Hearne, quickly found the end zone and were up on the Hawks 14-0.
The Hawks again got the ball back and were moving the ball down the field until another turnover gave the Lions the ball back and so the night would go for the Hawks.
The Lions would go up 21-0 before the Hawks could find the end zone on a great over the shoulder touchdown catch by Cody Thompson (#85) from Latimer (#9).
Although the night was cold and windy, both school drill teams put a great half-time performance while the bands showed off their precision marching skills.
The Might Hawk band members went a little wild as they danced to the drum line cadence before picking up their instruments.
After halftime the Lions picked up where the left off by scoring two more touchdowns in the third quarter.
Between mistakes, penalties and the Lions defense, the Hawks just couldn’t get anything going the rest of the night.
The Lions looked strong and should go deep into the playoffs.
The Lions will now play Kilgore Friday, Nov. 21 in Mesquite and good luck to them.
As for the Hawks, after a 20+ year drought in the playoffs, head coach Mike Shields, in his second year, has got his Hawks to the playoffs both years and will begin plans to make it again next season.
Red Oak 14 Ennis 55
1 2 3 4 Final
Red Oak 0 14 0 0 14
Ennis 14 27 14 0 55
Red Oak Ennis
FrstDwn 16 21
RushYds 35-79 38-174
PassYds 276 275
Pass 11-21-0 13-21-0
Punt-Avg 2-15.5 0-0
Pnlty 6-60 3-2
Fmb-Lost 7-60 0-0
Rushing - ENN: D. J. Betik 4-(-11), Fred Carroll 8-25, Tim Hearne 23-148, Deonte McDade 2-12, Dillon Swearengin 1-0; RO: Nic Boyd 11-26, Ishmael Harrison 3-22, Grady Latimer 20-35, Seth Rushing 1-(-4)
ENN: D.J. Betik 13-21-0-275; RO: Grady Latimer 11-21-0-276
ENN: Blake Adams 1-29, Charles Cox 1-5, Kyle Guinyard 6-100, Deonte McDade 5-141; RO: Nic Boyd 2-20, Ishmael Harrison 3-99, Seth Rushing 3-85, Jordan Stanford 2-52, Cody Thompson 1-20
ENN - Deonte McDade 1 run (Colby Threet kick)ENN - Tim Hearne 4 run (Threet kick)ENN - McDade 72 pass from DJ Betik (Threet kick)ENN - Hearne 1 run (Threet kick)ENN - Jason Minchew fumble recovery in end zone (kick failed)RO - Ishmael Harrison 24 pass from Grady Latimer (run failed)ENN - Hearne 1 run (Threet kick)RO - Cody Thompson 20 pass from Latimer (Thompson pass from Latimer)ENN - Hearne 2 run (Threet kick)ENN - McDade 26 pass from Betik (Threet kick)
Source: HS Gametime.com