Chiefs Exterminate the Lake Hornets


Chiefs in a huddle listening to Head Coach, Sam Williams. Photo taken by Abby Dawson

Devin Irvin, Staff Writer

The Chiefs, drenched in sweat and covered in mud, left Lake, MS victorious. This win had more meaning for the team, as they were coming off a one touchdown loss against the Raleigh Lions a week earlier.

The Chiefs started off strong with a 56 yard pass from senior Quarterback Javeious, “JP,”  Purvis to senior receiver, Cedrick Wilder. However, the Chiefs would then fumble the next play.

The Chiefs would then finish the first quarter leading the Hornets 16-8.

The second quarter both teams were offensively and defensively neutral and didn’t score for that quarter. The Chiefs were still leading 16-8 at halftime.

During the third quarter the Hornets began to make better offensive decisions and scored a touchdown and a 2 point conversion. Going into the fourth quarter the score was tied 16-16.

However, in the fourth quarter the Chiefs dominated both offensively and defensively. They scored 22 points and also kept the Hornets scoreless for the remainder of the game.

Despite the rain causing minor turnovers for the Chiefs, they defeated the Lake Hornets 36-16.

Jamal Johnson, freshman running back, finished the game rushing for 126 yards and 2 touchdowns. After the game Jamal Johnson was asked how did it feel to having a dominant game as only a freshman.

He responded, “I might only be freshman, but tonight showed everyone that my age doesn’t matter. Either way i’m still gonna work hard.”

On August 24 the Chiefs hit the road and traveled to Alabama to face the Mobile Christian Leopards on August 25 at 3:00 pm.