2017-10-10 / Sports

Lometa coasts over Sidney

JEFF LOWE
DISPATCH RECORD


Alli Molter, a junior, was crowned Lometa Homecoming Queen at halftime of Friday’s game against Sidney. Senior Ryan Davidson, the winning quarterback, was named Homecoming King. 
CHERI JAY-WIENECKE | DISPATCH RECORD Alli Molter, a junior, was crowned Lometa Homecoming Queen at halftime of Friday’s game against Sidney. Senior Ryan Davidson, the winning quarterback, was named Homecoming King. CHERI JAY-WIENECKE | DISPATCH RECORD Big plays were spread around to several Hornet players in their 58-22 Homecoming win on Friday.

With a comfortable lead most of the game, the Hornets added some younger players into the mix. Defensive standout Eddie Jaimes also got the offensive opportunity he had hoped for and scored multiple touchdowns.

“I was pretty satisfied that we got to spread it around,” Lometa head coach D.T. Torres said.

Logan Evans scored several rushing touchdowns, including an elusive run from deep in Eagle territory.

Pedro Almaguer found the end zone on a run play, and Jaimes ran for two long touchdowns in the second half.

Kenneth Faught hauled in a pass from Ryan Davidson for six points – Faught’s first varsity touchdown.


Javier Felan, left, Ryan Davidson, front center, and Mason Moresco upend Triston Kelly, a 6’6” playmaker for the Sidney Eagles. 
CHERI JAY-WIENECKE | DISPATCH RECORD Javier Felan, left, Ryan Davidson, front center, and Mason Moresco upend Triston Kelly, a 6’6” playmaker for the Sidney Eagles. CHERI JAY-WIENECKE | DISPATCH RECORD Defensively, the Hornets swarmed to the ball, and freshman Corbin Cline intercepted a pass, sending a charge into the packed hometown crowd.

“That’s an awesome play for a freshman,” Torres said.

Torres talked earlier in the week about Jaimes’ playmaking ability, and Jaimes’ performance on Friday lived up to the hype.

“That’s another weapon we have,” Torres said, the other key rusher being Evans, a returning all-district back. “We knew we had [Jaimes], but to see him put on that tonight, that’s good to know going into the next game, [and] possibly district.”

The Hornets were missing one offensive starter – Hunter Lock – due to sickness. Several other players had fought off a stomach bug earlier in the week and were able to play.

The Hornets led 22-8 after the first quarter and 36-8 at halftime.

A couple of botched PAT attempts kept the Hornets just short of a 45-point lead, and the game went the full length of regulation.

Sidney cut the Lometa lead from 44 points to 36 with a touchdown on the final play, as time expired.

Torres said the Eagles (now 0-5) were not bad, considering their record.

The visiting team had a couple of big players, including the 6-foot-6-inch Triston Kelly. Kelly was hard to bring down and made the Hornets work for tackles, but the Lometa defense seemed to wear him down later in the game.

Lometa (5-1) is off to its best six-game start since 2009. The Hornets’ last non-district game is Friday at home against Blanket (4-2).

Blanket is coming off a 66-14 loss to Strawn, the secondranked team in 1A Div. II.

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