Hawks trounce Spring Hill 63-21, retire Michael Wacha’s jersey

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TEXARKANA — The Pleasant Grove Hawks ripped off 42 unanswered points to flatten the Spring Hill Panthers 63-21 Friday night at Hawk Stadium.

The big district win, which hands Pleasant Grove their third straight district title, came on a night the school honored alumnus Michael Wacha, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher, by retiring his baseball jersey.

Nick Martin had the big night for Pleasant Grove with 12 carries for 150 yards and three touchdowns as part of the Hawks’ astounding 467 rushing yards on the night. In total, Pleasant Grove tallied 552 total yards compared to Spring Hill’s 198.

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Ben Harmon completed 2-of-3 passing for 18 yards and rushed twice. Jalen Woodside threw a 67-yard touchdown pass, his only throw of the night, to Sergio Rodriguez, which was also his only reception of the night.

K.J. Hicks produced six carries for 85 yards and two touchdowns. Logan Johnson had four carries for 81 yards and a score. Shayne Nelson carried 10 times for 42 yards and a touchdown.

Jay Rockwell would call a 14-yard reception from quarterback Gage White to strike first blood. However, Pleasant Grove overpowered the Panthers and never relinquished the lead after taking it.

Spring Hill is 3-5 on the season with a 1-2 mark in district play. The Panthers will host the Pittsburg Pirates next Friday night.

Pleasant Grove’s season is over with a 9-1 record and a 4-0 mark in district play. The playoffs await the Hawks.

PG SH Scoring Summary
0 7 Jay Rockwell 14 YD TD, PAT good
7 7 Nick Martin 5 YD TD PAT good
14 7 Nick Martin 5 YD TD, PAT good
21 7 KJ Hicks 26 YD TD, PAT good
28 7 KJ Hicks 18 YD TD PAT good
35 7 Nick Martin 8 YD TD, PAT good
42 7 Hayden Kollier 5 YD TD, PAT good
42 14 Jay Rockwell 2 Yd TD reception, PAT good
49 14 Logan Johnson 45 YD TD run, PAT good
49 21 Gage White 7 YD TD run, PAT good
56 21 Shayne Nelson 1 YD TD Run, PAT good
63 21 Jalen Woodside 67 YD TD to Sergio Rodriguez, PAT good