By NEMS Daily Journal
Holly Spring coach Marcus Autry promised his kids that if they would work hard, good things would happen.
The former Auburn football player made good on his promise as Holly Springs beat H.W. Byars 38-6 Friday night for its first win of the season after going 0-11 last season.
“It’s the first time the kids have won in a while,” Autry said. “They were excited, but probably not as excited as the coaches. We got everybody in the game and it gives the kids something to be excited about. We’ve been preaching fundamentals and working on those and we got a good result from it. We’ve still got a lot of work to do but it’s good to get a win.”
The Hawks got a big game from running back Lexter Mull and quarterback Brandon McKinney. Mull scored two touchdowns on runs of 5 and 2 yards. McKinney threw touchdown passes of 23 and 9 yards with Dimariggio Austin and Jaren King hauling in the passes as the Hawks led 19-0 at the half and 31-0 at the end of the third.
Holly Springs returns to action next week with a road trip to Byhalia, a surprise 28-22 winner over Okolona.