Hornets sting Jackets


BRYANT — Bryant’s offense did not have much problem rolling up yardage on Sheridan on Friday in a 58-0 win.

The Hornets (5-2, 3-1) stayed pace in the 7A/6A Conference with the win. Pine Bluff and El Dorado still leads the conference with a perfect 4-0 record. The Hornets only conference loss came at the hands of the Zebras.

Sheridan (2-5, 1-3) falls out of the conference race with the loss. The Yellowjackets have now given up the most points in the conference.

Bryant racked up 495 yards of total offense and 317 of those yards were on the ground. The Hornets had 26 first downs and only had 47 total plays in the game.

Sheridan actually had the ball longer than the Hornets with a time of possession of 26:45. The Hornets had the ball for 21:15, but only had three third downs in the game and did not punt the ball.

It did not take long for Bryant to score as K.J. Hill scored on a 32-yard touchdown run for the 6-0 lead with 11:34 left. Hill led the Hornets in rushing with 118 yards and that was his only touchdown. He only needed eight carries to go over the century mark.

Josh Lowery made a 27-yard field goal for Bryant with 1:49 left in the opening period for a 9-0 lead.

In the second quarter with 8:08 left, Bryant quarterback Hunter Lessenberry threw a 16-yard touchdown pass. Lessenberry then added a 7-yard touchdown run with 2:53 left in the first half for a 23-0 lead.

Lessenberry was not done as he added a 21-yard touchdown run with 1:28 left in the second quarter for a 30-0 halftime lead.

Lessenberry finished the game with 43 yards rushing on four carries and passed for 178 yards on 11-of-14 passing and had two touchdowns.

Lessenberry opened the second half scoring with a 21-yard touchdown pass to Hill at the 10:16 mark of the third quarter.

Jacob Irby added a 9-yard run with 2:07 left in the third for a 44-0 lead.

In the fourth quarter, Hunter Lawhon scored with 8:59 left on a 14-yard touchdown.

Brenden Young capped the scoring for Bryant with a 15-yard touchdown run with 3:44 left in the game.

Sheridan only had 123 yards of total offense.