Hargrave blanks Longhorns 20-0, prepares for playoffs

HUFFMAN – Taking full advantage of three four turnovers, including three interceptions the Hargrave Falcons shut out the Tarkington Longhorns 20-0. The win improves their record to 5-3, 4-2 in district play and assures them a playoff spot as the second place team in district.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Falcons got on the score board in the second quarter when Cole DeBerry completed a 43-yard touchdown pass to Casey Martin. DeBerry was 7 of 14 in the game for 123 yards. Martin had three catches for 68 yards.

On the Longhorns next possession Jake Abshier picked off a T. Hobbs pass and returned it 28 yards for a touchdown. The Falcons attempt at a two-point conversion came up short, leaving them with a 13-0 halftime lead.

The score stayed at 13-0 until the final quarter when Tyler Orn excited the visiting Falcon Faithful.

Taking the handoff on his own 17-yard line, he broke through a line of tackles and went the length of the field for a 83-yard touchdown run.

On Friday night, the Falcons will play Silsbee (5-4) on the Class 3A, Division 1, Region III Bi-District championship.

The game will be played at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville beginning at 7:30 p.m. The winner will move on to play the winner of the Jasper- Tyler Chapel Hill game which will be on Saturday.