West Hancock football puts Rockford away in one quarter

Reed Brown makes the most of his opportunity to play in West Hancock's blowout of Rockford. 

Curran McLaughlin | The Leader

West Hancock had its second team out on the field before halftime against Rockford during its home game on Friday.

By halftime it was 54-0.

The Eagles varsity defense didn’t allow the Warriors a single first down in the crushing 68-2 victory.

West Hancock’s run game dominated even with their backups in.

Tate Hagen and Cole Kelly both ran for 108 yards each; MaCoy Yeakel ran for 91 yards as well.

Yeakel rushed for two touchdowns, one for 63 yards. Yeakel also bowled over a Rockford defender to score his second touchdown.

Yeakel took a punt to the house for 63 yards.

Josef Smith had an equally impressive game; taking a punt back for a score for 51 yards and rushing in a touchdown of his own.

Hagen, Kelly, Reed Brown and Ben Martinez all ran in a touchdown.

“I always worry about games like this, that something stupid will happen,” coach Bob Sanger said. “They didn’t play their quarterback and that hurt them a lot.”

Read the complete story in the Oct. 11 Leader.