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Eagles impressive, beat solid Hinton squad 27-14

September 14, 2022 - 00:00
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Call it another building block for the Hennessey football program.

The Eagles moved to 2-1 last Friday with a 27-14 home win against Hinton, a team that made the Class A playoffs last year and is expected to do the same in 2022.

Hennessey countered the Comets’ ground control game plan with the big play as Titan Hix accounted for four touchdowns and Seth Simunek had a monster game at receiver.

After much of the first half was scoreless, Hinton marched 62 yards and scored with 2:10 to play in the second quarter on Levi Taylor’s 15-yard pass to Braydon Strong.

But the Eagles didn’t go quietly into halftime.

They needed just three plays to go 58 yards, the final 35 of which were a pass from Hix to Simunek to pull their team within 7-6 at halftime.

A 12-play drive in the third quarter ended with Hix running it in from 2 yards out - as well as the conversion run - for a 14-7 lead the Eagles wouldn’t lose.

They struck with 1:17 left in the quarter as Simunek hauled in a Hix pass and raced 64 yards for a touchdown.

The Comets trimmed their deficit in half before the quarter ended, but wouldn’t find the end zone again.

Hennessey iced the game with 4:06 to play when Hix found Kevin Trillo for a 40-yard touchdown.

The freshman QB was 15 of 22 for 215 yards and three scores against one interception.

Simunek caught six of those passes for 136 yards. Weston Smith caught five more for 21 yards.

Hix added another 94 rushing yards on 23 carries.

Hinton didn’t have the firepower to keep up.

Taylor threw for 131 yards, but 83 came on his two TD passes. Outside of those, he was just 3 of 15.

Brandon Valles led Hennessey with nine tackles.

Jessin Hardin added eight and Mauricio Valles seven.

The win moves Hennessey to 2-1 entering an off week.

The Eagles return to the field Sept. 23 at Oklahoma Christian School in their District 2A-1 opener.