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The Catawba County Hornets football team completed the 2011 preseason Saturday against the Georgia Xtreme.
â€śWe want to do as well as we can in these games, but we also want to evaluate the talent we have out here,â€ť said Hornetsâ€™ coach Doug Frye. â€śWe want to give everyone out here playing time, so we can see what they can do to help us in the regular season.â€ť
The Xtreme went up 24-0 at halftime due to the performance of quarterback Anthony Wynn, who had two touchdown passes.
Wynn connected on a 25-yard strike to Ken Reaves for the first score of the game at the 9:51 mark of the first quarter. His second touchdown pass was a 5-yard throw to Kenneth Russell in the second quarter.
Georgia also scored on a 43-yard kickoff return from Travis Zachary in the second quarter to go up 24-0 after two quarters.
Coming out of halftime, the Hornets managed to break the Xtremeâ€™s momentum and get on to the scoreboard.
After a fumble by Wynn in Hornet territory, quarterback Jaurice Haynes managed to punch in a score from 1-yard out.
The Hornets managed to hold their own in the half and kept pace with the Xtreme.
With just over a minute remaining in the game, Haynes threw a 17-yard strike to receiver Eric Lipford to make it a 30-16 game.
â€śWe had some people on offense in the wrong positions in the first half,â€ť Frye said. â€śWe settled down in the second half.â€ť
The Hornets have two weeks until their season opener â€” a July 9 contest against the Stanley City Panthers.
Frye said his team will work with one another to try and improve both sides of the ball.
â€śWe are going to the old basic fundamentals and get this offense down,â€ť Frye said. â€śOur defense will keep working with our offense and hopefully, our defense will improve our offense.â€ťView more articles in: