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FARRELL, Pa. (WKBN) – Hickory avenged its week three loss to Sharon by topping the Tigers, 14-6, to win its first District 10 championship since 2020. The Hornets (10-2) have now won eight district crowns since 2011.
Hickory will move on to play in the PIAA Class 3A quarterfinal round against Central, who defeated Clearfield 41-35 in three overtimes.
Keenan Scullin ran for 46 yards as Hickory’s quarterback Zander Telesz scored a touchdown on the ground.
Sharon’s season came to an end at 9-3. Mister Ham threw for 71 yards and led the team with 33 rushing stripes. Special thanks to Ryan Briggs for the statistics.
On Sharon’s second drive of the game, Ham capped off the 12-play drive that amassed over six minutes from 3 yards out to take the 6-0 lead in the second quarter.
The big play of the drive was a 4th and 3 conversion from the Hornets’ 28-yard line. Ham completed a 6-yard pass to Bishop Root to continue the drive and ultimately score the early touchdown.
Over 5 minutes later, Hickory went ahead 7-6 on a Zander Telesz 1-yard run on fourth down. The Hornets compiled a 12-play drive that went for 60 yards.
Following a failed field goal from 43 yards out, Hickory got its scoring opportunity back on a Jadon Phillips’ 30-yard pick-six to give the Hornets a 14-6 advantage.
Hickory, 14-6 (Final)
S – Mister Ham, 3-yard TD run (kick blocked, 7:51)
H – Zander Telesz, 1-yard TD run (Lukas Jones, 2:02)
H – Jadon Phillips, 30-yard interception return for TD (Jones, 8:29)
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