HORATIO— The Camden Harmony Grove Hornets scored ten touchdowns in a thrashing of the Horatio Lions on the road last Friday night by the score of 69-20. Half of those scores were by Hornet speedster Mecca Arnold.
He scored three of these on runs of 25, 24, and 4 yards in the first quarter. The Hornets added two 2-point conversions and a PAT to take a 23-0 lead at the end of the first period.
Haromony Grove led 55-0 at the half
Arnold and talented running back Jeremie Edwards each notched two touchdowns in the second quarter on runs of 7, 68, 23, and 5 yards. Offensive lineman Logan McCann scooped up a Lions fumble and ran it back 71 yards for a defensive touchdown in the same quarter. Harmony Grove led 55 to 0 at halftime.
The second half was played under the sportsmanship rule which allows the clock to run without stopping unless a time-out is called. Shamar Patterson scored twice for the Hornets in the half. One was a 3 yard run in the third quarter. The second was on a 33 yard run in the fourth.
Horatio played with good effort in the final half, scoring three touchdowns. The first was on a 10 yard pass in the third quarter. The second was on a 10 yard run by QB Carson McKiever. The final score was on a 30 yard pass completion to Trey Mason.
The Hornets were scheduled to play Drew Central at Monticello last Friday, but that game was cancelled as a result of COVID infections at Drew Central. The game with Horatio was picked up hastily by Coach Ernie Horstcamp and Athletic Director Joe Paul Beasley.
Harmony Grove was supposed to travel to Rison this Friday night for a conference game, but Rison had to cancel because of COVID as well. The coaches and administration are trying to schedule a game in its place as well.
The Hornet victory improved their record to 4-3 on the season. Horatio fell to 0-7.