Hawks claim district victory
SULLY — Homecoming is a great football game to “do a lot things right.”
Lynnville-Sully’s Hawks posted their second straight win Friday, defeating Pleasantville’s Trojans 42-6 in Class A, District 6 play. It was their homecoming contest.
“We needed this win. It was a huge win for our kids on several levels,” said Mike Parkinson, Hawk head coach. “They’ve stayed together through the rough first part of our schedule. Their attitudes have been tremendous and we’ve been able to come together to win two straight games.”
Caden Doll paced the Hawks on both sides of the football. The senior running back piled up 190 yards on 21 carries, scoring two touchdowns.
Doll and his fellow senior linebacker Payton Scandridge led the Hawk defense. Doll had six solo tackles and three assisted tackles, and Scandridge recorded five solo stops and five assisted tackles, plus had two quarterback sacks.
Lynnville-Sully led 13-0 after the first quarter and took a 20-0 lead into halftime. The Hawks were up 27-0 before the Trojans scored late in the third quarter. The Hawks added two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter for the final margin.
Bailee Samson, senior running back, had an 11-yard touchdown run, plus returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown. Also scoring for the Hawks were seniors Meliek Meyer on a 30-yard run and Daniel Zimmerman with a one-yard plunge over the goal line.
Samson caught three passes for 25 yards. Darin Hofer, a senior, had one catch for 15 yards. Sophomore Noah Engle kicked four extra points.
Defensively, Hofer had an interception and Scandridge recovered a fumble. Sophomore Sage Ehresman was 4-of-9 passing for 40 yards.
“Sage really did a good job managing the game for us,” Parkinson said. “Pleasantville is a good team and we had to do a lot of things right to score against them. Defensively, we played outstanding.”
The Hawks improved to 2-4 on the season. They go to North Mahaska this coming Friday.