Big first night home game win for Holley
Unleashing a potent ground attack, Holley celebrated Homecoming in style this evening with a 40-14 season opening 8 Man football victory over Dundee in the Hawks first ever home game under the lights.
(Click here to see the Holley Hawks run onto the field before the start of the game.)
Quarterback Jacob Norman rushed for 233 yards and 3 touchdowns, running back Jacob Affronti had 142 yards rushing and a touchdown and running back Jamel Hildreth 109 yards and a touchdown to spearhead the Hawks attack which rushed for a total of 484 yards.
Norman also threw a touchdown pass to Cody Tanis. Affronti and Tanis also both had two-point conversions.
‘We challenged the kids to come up and do something special since it was Homecoming and the first night game and they responded,” said Coach Wil Prince. “The kids played well. It was a total team effort.”
Trailing 6-0 early, Holley rallied into the lead for good at 8-6 on a 20 yard touchdown pass and a two-point conversion pass, both from Norman to Tanis. A big 35 yard kickoff return by Affronti helped set up that scoring opportunity.
The Hawks upped the advantage to 28-14 at the half on second quarter touchdown runs of 30 yards by Hildreth and of 26 and 1 yards by Norman.
Third quarter touchdown runs of 2 yards by Affronti and 33 yards by Norman rounded out the Hawks scoring parade.
On defense, Norman and Affronti both had 11 tackles, Hildreth 9 and Tanis and Tony Farruggia 5.
Holley next visits CG Finney at 4 p.m. next Saturday.