Hickory’s defense stands tall; Dungee records 1st win

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Hickory registered win in Bill Dungee's debut as coach

Hickory Hornets vs. Sharpsville Blue Devils high school football

Hickory snapped an 8-game road losing skid

SHARPSVILLE, Pennsylvania (WKBN) – Hickory, in head coach Bill Dungee’s debut, snapped their 8-game road losing streak to defeat Sharpsville, 14-6.

On the third play from scrimmage, Michael Henwood raced 69 yards to escape the Blue Devil pass rush to score the game’s first touchdown. Following a Blue Devil punt, Henwood tosses a 59-yard pass to the Hornets’ sophomore wide out Ramarion Whitehead. The Hornets’ first eight offensive plays results in two touchdown scores.

Sharpsville’s second drive of the second half, Chayse Stevens-Luchey pushes his way into the end zone to give the Devils their first touchdown of the year. Stevens-Luchey carried the ball on seven consecutive plays to finish off their 11-play, 72 yard drive.

Midway through the 4th frame, Sharpsville was on the verge of going in for a possible game-tying score. However, after six chances, Tristan Besser was denied on fourth down on the Hornets’ 2-yard line.

The Hornets were led by Henwood’s 84 yards passing and 59 stripes rushing. Hickory (1-0) will now play host to Sharon (0-1) next week.

Sharpsville will try to even their record in week two against Iroquois at home.

SCORING CHART
Hickory, 14-6 (Final)
First Quarter
H – Michael Henwood, 69-yard TD run (H 7-0, 10:31)
H – Ramarion Whitehead, 59-yard TD catch from Michael Henwood (H 14-0, 6:50)
Third Quarter
S – Chayse Stevens-Luchey, 2-yard TD run (H 14-6, 4:53)

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