HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (WYTV) – One week after Charles Carr set the all-time scoring record for Hickory, the Hornets running back was right back at it in a week two matchup with Mercer leading his team to a 70-0 victory.
It was William Gruber who got the night going for Hickory, scoring on a 66 yard punt return with 10:21 left in the first quarter.
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Cameron Pica pulled in a 66 yard touchdown pass from Luke Brennan just a couple minutes later to give the Hornets a 14-0 lead with 7:54 remaining in the 1st.
Then it was Carr’s turn to get going, and get going quickly. The star running back scored three consecutive touchdowns from 24, 50, and 40 yards out giving him 74 career scores at the time, passing Wilmington’s Chris Burns for 4th place in the all-time scoring list in Mercer County history. Following the flurry of scores, Hickory led 35-0 with 2:24 still remaining in the opening frame.
To close out the quarter, Nate Marchand scampered in from 15 yards out to give the Hornets a 42-0 lead.
Carr found his stride again to open up the second quarter, running in touchdowns 4 and 5 on the night. Following 18 and 7 yard scores for the Hornet back, Hickory took a 56-0 lead into halftime.
Carr now has 76 career touchdowns and has passed Sharon’s Mike Archie for 3rd place on Mercer County’s all-time scoring list.
The Hornets closed out the scoring in the game with two interception returns for touchdowns in the final 6 minutes. Asher Patton (44 yards) and Kuldero Delgros (35) both picked off passes and ran them all the way back for scores.
Mercer (0-2) will host Sharpsville in week three. Hickory (2-0) will travel to Slippery Rock.