HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (WYTV) – With four touchdown runs, all in the first half, Charles Carr set the career touchdown record for touchdowns at Hickory in a 48-14 opening week victory over Greenville.
Will Gruber kicked off the scoring for Hickory, pulling in a 43 yard touchdown reception to give the Hornets a 7-0 lead with 10:54 remaining in the first quarter.
Following a Hornets INT, Gruber then scored again a few minutes later, this time on the ground from nine yards out to extend the lead to 14-0.
Carr then scored his first TD of the night from 26 yards out to keep Hickory on the offensive making it 21-0 with 3:32 left in the 1st.
Jacob Scarton connected on a 46 yard field goal with a minute remaining in the first to extend the lead to 24-0, Hornets going into the second quarter.
It wasn’t long before Carr began finding the end zone often – with 11:47 remaining in the second quarter, the Big 22 contender scored from 10 yards out to extend the lead again, this time to 31-0.
A third Carr touchdown of the first half was of the record-setting variety. The 18 yard score was Carr’s 70th of his career, tying DeShawn Coleman for the most career touchdowns in Hickory history. The Hornets led 38-0.
With 1:59 remaining in the first half, Carr scored again from 16 yards out to give Hickory a 45-0 lead and claiming the scoring record all to himself.
Greenville came out in the second half with a drive that put their first points on the board. Canyon Eells scored from 5 yards out with 9:40 left to make it 45-7, Hickory.
A Sam Scarton 22 yard field goal with 3:22 left in the third extended the Hickory lead to 48-7.
Adonis Scriven’s 12 yard touchdown run for Greenville with 8:18 left in the game cut the lead to 48-14.
Greenville will host Slippery Rock in week two. Hickory will play host to Mercer.