Hillside routs Person at home to claim PAC-6 title outright

Nov. 09, 2013 @ 12:05 AM

Hillside jumped out to a huge first quarter lead and never looked back in its 62-7 victory against Person Friday at home.

The victory clinched the Hornets’ (8-2, 5-0 PAC-6) fourth consecutive outright PAC-6 4-A regular season championship and the league’s No. 1 seed in Friday’s opening round of the NCHSAA 4-A playoffs.

Seeding for all playoff classifications will be announced later today.

The Hornets were stalled on their first possession, but scored on its next five drives in the first quarter, with touchdown runs of 43, 5 and 5 yards by Donté Thomas-Williams and two long scoring passes of 35 and 48 yards from quarterback Nas Forté-Ferguson to Trevion Thompson.

The Hornets brought on their reserves in the second quarter and got a 24-yard scoring run from Raquaz Brannon and a 30-yard TD run from Raquan McCall. Marcus Krah added another 36-yard TD scamper.

DeJahrie Roberts closed out Hillside’s scoring with an 8-yard run in the third quarter.

The game ended with 9:34 left to play after a scary injury to Person running back Taymon Smith. Smith was drilled in the head on a running play, remained on the field for more than 20 minutes before emergency personnel arrived. Both head coaches agreed to end the game at that point.

Person ends its season at 3-8 overall, 1-4 in the PAC-6.

HILLSIDE 62, PERSON 7

Person     0     7     0     0 — 7

Hillside     34     21     7     0 — 62

Game called with 9:34 left in 4th quarter by coaches’ agreement.

First Quarter

H — Donté Thomas-Williams 43 run (Ian Burris kick) 8:19

H — Trevion Thompson 36 pass from Nas Forte-Ferguson (Burris kick) 7:56

H — Thompson 48 pass from Forté-Ferguson (Burris kick) 4:03

H — Thomas-Williams 5 run (Burris kick) 3:37

H — Thomas-Williams 5 run (kick failed) 1:08

Second Quarter

H — Raquaz Brannon 24 run (Burris kick), 8:38

P — LeRon Cash 51 pass from Trevon Tapp (Jacob Oakley kick) 5:50

H — Raquan McCall 30 run (Burris kick) 4:35

H — Marcus Krah 36 run (Burris kick)

Third Quarter

H — DeJahrie Roberts 8 run (Burris kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Person, Trevon Tapp 13-38, Taymon Smith 12-47, Corey Young 3-5, Francisco Jimenez 2-1. Hillside, Donté Thomas-Williams 8-106 3TDs, DeJahrie Roberts 5-17, Raquaz Brannon 4-66, Marcus Krah 2-31, Raquan McCall 2-31, Robert Traynham 2-0, D Stephens 1-16, Omar Rouse 1-3, Nas Forté-Ferguson 1-(-7)

PASSING — Person, Trevon Tapp 7-17-2 158 TD, Jacob Oakley 1-1-0 15. Hillside, Nas Forté-Ferguson 4-11-0 115 2 TDs

RECEIVING — Person, LeRon Cash 4-138 TD, Tayshawn Outlaw 2-8, Corey Young 1-12, Jamurai Royster 1-15. Hillside, Trevion Thompson 3-96 2TDs, Malik Evans 1-19.

Records — Person 3-8, 1-4 PAC-6; Hillside 8-2, 5-0 PAC-6.