HHS vs. THS Recap
After both offenses struggle throughout the first half the Cougars find a spark in the offense and pull away from the Tartars 20-10.
Isiah Brame was the sprak that the Cougars needed and he gave it to them scoring 2 rushing touchdowns and racking up over 100 recieving yards on 7 receptions.
Defense was the theme in the first half of the game because it took nearly an entire half for us to see the first touch down.
Hawthorne's (2-1) defense played really well in the first half and the had to because there offense just could not get into a rythm with three turnovers in the first half.
After starting quarterback Medina Salaam threw two interceptions, Rickie Calderon stepped in at quarterback and also turned the ball over on a fumble and their offense just couldn't get going.
But at the end of the half Calderon lead his Cougars down the field and found Brame a number of times and it lead to a 9-yard touchdown run putting Hawthorne up 6-3 at half time.
The offensive line of the Cougars was really giving the Calderon time in the pocket and it would show throughout the rest of the game.
After Hawthorne turned over the ball on downs on their first offensive drive of the half the Tartars march all the way down to their 10-yardline and fumble turning the ball over back to the Cougars.
Hawthorne would then score on a 90 yard drive capped off by a 45-yard touchdown run by Brame and at the end of the third Hawthorne led 13-3.
Torrance would counter with a score of their own to start the fourth and cut the Cougars lead to 3.
What appeared to be a three and out for the Cougars would be the game changing play of the night.On a fourth and one the Cougars took a huge risk which would payoff and run an end around play to Steven Gantt which had the entire stadium fooled.
The Tartars did not give up after this play but Gantt and Kuluni Manuatu came up with a huge sack on thrid and goal for and sealed the game.
MVP: Isiah Brame
Copyright September 24, 2011