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Hornets kick off 50th anniversary at home Friday

The Hornets play their home opener this Friday when the Ohio County Eagles come to Schafer–Glover Field. The Hancock County High football program is celebrating its 50th anniversary from the time it all began in 1972.

“They have a new coach and a new system and from what we’ve seen on film it’s setting up to be one of those old school throwback games with them pounding the football,” HCHS coach Bobby Eubanks said. “Although we’re not doing that as much anymore – we’re kind of throwing it around a little bit.”

The Hornets have developed a balanced offensive attack that can beat you on the ground and through the air. After two games the team has scored seven touchdowns rushing and seven passing.

Eubanks also talked about what the team is doing for the 50th anniversary.

“It’s ‘70’s Night’! We’re going to honor the Hornet football players from the decade of the 70’s as part of the kickoff for our 50th anniversary. We’ll announce and recognize them before the game. We’re going to honor a decade throughout the season,” Bobby said.

The Eagles are winless this season having lost 28-6 to McLean County and 47-0 to Warren East.

Ohio County’s top player looks to be #15 Matthew Smith. The senior running back has rushed for more than 100 yards in each of the team’s two contests. They are coached by Terry Moeller.

By Steve Wimmer

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