Hawks soar in delayed game

Football stockBy Gene Phelps

Daily Journal

POTTS CAMP – Ben Norman and Jaleyone Young produced a storm of six-pointers Monday night against Potts Camp.

Norman rushed for 151 yards and scored three touchdowns while Young scored on a punt return, a pass reception and a pass interception to lead Holly Springs to a 66-14 victory against the Cardinals in a non-division game that was postponed Friday by weather concerns.

“We had some big plays happen in the third quarter,” Holly Springs coach Chris Rankin said. “Potts Camp fought us, we just got the big plays. We’ve got a good bunch of athletes.”

Holly Springs (2-3) led 26-14 at halftime and wasted little time putting the game away in the third quarter, thanks to Young, who scored on a 46-yard punt return, a 50-yard pass from backup quarterback Jarron Delvridge and 52-yard interception return.

The Hawks also added second-half scores on a 4-yard run by tackle Brandon Crane and 37-yard runs by Javarious Sanders and Joseph Stone.

Norman rushed for 136 yards and scored three TDs in the first half.

Holly Springs quarterback Ronnell Boyland, who suffered a leg injury late in the second quarter, gave the Hawks an 8-0 lead with an 8-yard run.

Norman scored on a 30-yard run with a sweep on the second play of the second quarter to give the Hawks a 14-0 lead.

Hosts respond

Potts Camp (1-4) answered when Keldrick Wiseman returned the ensuing kickoff 72 yards for a touchdown. Taylor Jeffries added a 2-point run to cut Holly Springs’ lead to 14-8.

Norman added TD scampers of 20 and 28 yards for the Hawks later in the second quarter.

Potts Camp made it 26-14 when Jeffries scored on a 10-yard run. A 31-yard pass completion from Reggie Turnage to Hunter Joyner set up the TD.