Bears extend win streak to seven

Published 2:03 pm Saturday, October 3, 2009

AHOSKIE – Another week…another win.

Hertford County High School extended its win streak to seven straight here last night (Friday) where the Bears routed visiting Edenton, 35-7, in a Northeastern Coastal Conference football game that saw all the scoring take place in the first quarter.

Playing at home for only the second time this season, the Bears never trailed, grabbing a quick 7-0 lead before the fans could get settled in their seats.

That score came courtesy of the HCHS defense when lineman D’Isaac Jordan batted an Edenton pass attempt up in the air and then grabbed the football before racing 46 yards to paydirt. Brandon Warren booted the PAT for a 7-0 lead less than two minutes into the game.

After Edenton tied the game at 7-all on Daquan Ford’s 8-yard TD run, the Bears seized total control.

Larry Raynor returned the ensuing kickoff 43 yards to the Aces 17. On the next snap, quarterback Antonio Vaughan called his own number and darted 17 yards to the endzone. Warren’s PAT made it 14-7 with 9:30 left in the opening quarter.

The HCHS defense rose up again on the game’s next possession where Lamar Eason pounced on an Edenton fumble at the Aces 33 yardline. Three plays later, Aaron Thomas crashed into the endzone from one yard out. Coupled with Warren’s PAT, the lead grew to 21-7 at the 6:15 mark of the first quarter. Thomas was the game’s leading rusher (12 carries for 81 yards).

The Bears then added another defensive TD when Vaughan, from his safety spot, picked off a pass and raced 34 yards untouched to paydirt. Warren’s PAT made it 28-7.

Michael Stephenson closed out the game’s scoring with 2:33 left in the quarter when he took a toss sweep and ran 57 yards to the endzone. Warren booted the PAT.

With injuries to Ford as well as Edenton’s starting quarterback, Deron Capehart, as well as the lopsided score, the game officials allowed the clock to run continuously from the 8-minute mark of the second quarter. By that time, HCHS head coach Scott Privott was substituting freely on both sides of the ball.

The Bears (7-0 overall; 2-0 in the league) will host Currituck next Friday (Oct. 9).