STRAWN — The Strawn High School Greyhounds pounded out a 52-0 win over the Rising Star Wildcats in Friday’s Homecoming Night game at Greyhounds Field.
State-ranked Strawn built a 42-0 first quarter lead before Greyhounds head coach Dewaine Lee called the dogs off in the second period of the six-man game that ended via the 45-point rule at halftime.
Lee was pleased with his teams execution.
“We played real smooth and we didn’t make many mistakes. The kids played hard. It was a good win for us.
The win was the unbeaten Greyhound’s eighth in a row.
“We’ve still got two games left. We need to win both of them,” Lee added.
Junior Tanner Hodgkins led the Greyhounds to the win.
Hodgkins scored touchdowns on runs of 28 and 36 yards and dragged a Wildcats running back down in the end zone for a safety.
He had a total of 10 tackles, including a quarterback sack and two tackles for losses.
Strawn’s Julian Fraga returned a punt 47 yards for a touchdown before Carlos Villanueva added a touchdown on a 45-yard scamper.
Ivan Ruiz drilled a 14-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Flores, while Mario Lopez nailed a Wildcat in the Rising Star end zone for Strawn's the second safety of the night.
Strawn senior K-Lani Nava completed the scoring with five consecutive conversion kicks in a row.
Moments after the game ended Jacob Flores and Jordan Spakes were honored during Homecoming ceremonies. Spakes was named 2017 Greyhounds Homecoming Sweetheart while Flores was named Mr. Greyhound.
Kyle Gault had three special teams tackles, while Flores and Jr. Cervantes had two tackles each.
Blaze Duncan came off the bench in the second period and rolled up 36 yards on three carries, while Lopez chipped in 16 yards on five totes.
Miguel Garcia added 40 yards gained on three carries, and Gault had a 32-yard pass reception.