2018-09-07 / Sports

Hammond rolls in second half


Hammond’s Jordan Burch tracks down Ben Lippen’s Rob Gordon for a tackle for loss. 
Photo by Perry McLeod Hammond’s Jordan Burch tracks down Ben Lippen’s Rob Gordon for a tackle for loss. Photo by Perry McLeod A 28-point second half by the Hammond Skyhawks turned a close game into a 42-7 runaway victory over the homestanding Ben Lippen Falcons Friday, August 31.

“The first half was really sloppy. I thought the officials did a good job tonight,” Hammond head coach Erik Kimrey said. “When you come out that sloppy and things aren’t going the way you want them to go there is one of two ways you can respond. You can panic and get frustrated or you can calm down and do your job. I was really proud of the way our guys came out in the third quarter and executed the way they did.”

Hammond set the tone on its first possession. Quarterback Jackson Muschamp completed 4- of-4 passes including a 7- yard completion to Boogie Huntley, a 17-yard pass to Jordan Burch, and 9–and 6–yard passes to Andre Wilson. Burch finished the six-play drive with an 18-yard touchdown run. Lake Barrett converted the extra point, and Hammond held a 7-0 lead with 9:50 left in the quarter.


Ben Lippen’s Benjamin Satcher runs through the tackle of Hammond’s Brig Bannon. 
Photo by Perry McLeod Ben Lippen’s Benjamin Satcher runs through the tackle of Hammond’s Brig Bannon. Photo by Perry McLeod From there it was a defensive battle until the opening minutes of the second quarter. Hammond had the ball deep in Ben Lippen territory, but Will Taylor recovered a Skyhawk fumble and raced 90 yards for a score tying the game at 7-7.

For most of the remainder of the quarter, both teams were mired in penalty-killing drives or defensive stands, as the score remained tied until the final minute. Hammond took over at the Ben Lippen 43–yard line. Muschamp found Wilson for a 14-yard gain on the opening play, then hit Hal Crosswell for a 9-yard gain, which turned into an additional ten yards after a defensive penalty. From there, Burch ran three times for seven yards, before Muschamp finished the drive off with a 3-yard touchdown run and a 14-7 halftime lead.


Hammond’s Andre Wilson tip toes the sideline while avoiding Ben Lippen’s Jackson Boyd. 
Photo by Perry McLeod Hammond’s Andre Wilson tip toes the sideline while avoiding Ben Lippen’s Jackson Boyd. Photo by Perry McLeod On the Skyhawks’ opening drive of the second half, Muschamp led another scoring drive. It began with a 44-yard pass to Wilson. Then Muschamp scrambled for four yards. Muschamp then found Cleo Canty for a 40-yard pitch and catch for a score and a 21-7 lead.

After the Hammond defense forced a turnover on downs, it took the Skyhawk offense two plays to find pay dirt again. Muschamp ran for six yards and then threw a pass to Crosswell who scampered 72-yards for a touchdown, extending the lead to 28-7.

Saul Diaz came up with an interception on the next Ben Lippen possession. Muchamp converted the turnover into an 11- yard scoring pass to Wilson to make the lead 35-7.


Hammond’s Jackson Muschamp races for the endzone against Ben Lippen. 
Photo by Perry McLeod Hammond’s Jackson Muschamp races for the endzone against Ben Lippen. Photo by Perry McLeod Bradley Dunn finished off the scoring with a 47-yard fumble return for a touchdown. The extra point made the final count 42-7.

Muschamp finished the game completing 12-of- 17 passes for 247 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed eight times for a game-high 42 yards and one touchdown.

“I thought he did a nice job. We have to do a better job as an offense understanding the rhythm,” Kimrey said. “He made some great throws. The touchdown to Cleo Canty was a second read, and he made a great throw on the post route. We were able to incorporate him in the running game. He gives us an added dimension with his athleticism

Burch rushed six times for 20 yards and a touchdown. Crosswell had three catches fro 95 yards and a touchdown.

Ben Lippen quarterback Rob Gordon completed 5-of-15 passes for 40 yards. He also had six rushes for 34 yards. Rico Dorsey caught three passes for 24 yards.

Hammond improves to 3-0 with the win and hosts Pinewood Prep Friday, September 7.

Ben Lippen falls to 1- 2 with the loss travels to First Baptist next.

“I feel like we are in a good spot right now,” Kimrey said. “We have a long way to go. We have a couple weeks here to work on ourselves and get better.”

Hammond 42,
Ben Lippen 7`

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First Quarter
H: Jordan Burch 18-yard run.
(Extra point was good)

Second Quarter
BL: Will Taylor 90-yard fumble
return. (Extra point was good).
H: Jackson Muschamp 3-yard
run. (Extra point was good.)

Third Quarter
H: Muschamp 40-yard pass to
Cleo Canty. (Extra point was
good).
H: Muschamp 72-yard pass to Hal
Crosswell. (Extra point was good).
H: Muschamp 11-yard pass to
Andre Wilson. (Extra point was
good).

Fourth Quarter
H: Bradley Dunn 47-yard interception return. (Extra point was
good).

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