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Hennessey season ends with Chisholm defeat

November 13, 2019 - 00:00
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    Hennessey Eagles vs. Chisholm Longhorns

Chisholm’s day started with a loss in the courtroom, but a win on the football fi eld.

The Longhorns put an end to Hennessey’s season last Friday with a 61-8 victory on the Eagles’ home fi eld.

Chisholm enters the playoffs as the District 2A-1 champ, a title it had earned the previous week in a win against Luther.

However, that perch was in doubt earlier Friday as the school awaited a ruling in Garfield County District Court on the eligibility of Damien Rieman.

Rieman, who played in six games for the Longhorns this season, lost an eligibility appeal in front of the OSSAA Board of Directors last Wednesday, the latest in a series of rulings regarding the senior’s eligibility.

The court on Friday upheld the OSSAA’s stance, but also ruled Chisholm couldn’t be punished for any games he’d played in.

Rieman cannot play again this season for Chisholm, but he wasn’t needed in the Week 10 contest as Hennessey saw an end to an 0-10 season.

Chisholm scored 61 straight points through three quarters, tallied 462 total yards and forced four turnovers.

Three different Longhorn quarterbacks combined to throw fi ve touchdown passes, two each by Bryce Patton and Kaleb Dent.

Cade Balenti caught two of those and three other Longhorns receivers pulled in scoring passes.

Meanwhile, the Longhorn defense was able to corral Hennessey’s best playmaker, Brysn Hunt.

Hunt was limited to 56 rushing yards on 20 carries. He completed 5 of 8 passes for 30 yards, but was also picked off once.

The Longhorns also snuffed out a pass from Keigen Crites, one that was returned for a touchdown.

In all, the Eagles threw three picks and fumbled it over once.

Crites did have an effective day running the ball as he got the call 24 times and turned them into 112 yards.

He scored Hennessey’s only touchdown, which was a 3-yard run with 56 seconds left in the third quarter to cap an eight-play, 68-yard drive.

Juan Castanon led Hennessey’s defense with eight tackles. Alejandro Ortega added six.