Hoke County drops third straight in loss to Lee County

Hoke County Bucks QB Brandon Saunders could not get much going last Friday night as the Bucks lost their fourth game of the season 26-7 at Lee County. (PJ WARD-BROWN | NORTH STATE JOURNAL)

Hoke County dropped its third straight game with a 26-7 loss at Lee County in Sanford on a wet Friday night.

With a steady rain falling, the Hoke offense wasn’t able to get anything started. Lee County, meanwhile, scored the game’s first 20 points and cruised to victory. Bradley Brown Jr. had 120 yards on 21 carries, scoring one touchdown. He also had three catches for 19 yards and a score through the air.

The Yellow Jackets improved to 4-2 on the year, 1-1 in the Sandhills Conference, while Hoke fell to 2-4, 0-2 in conference.

Hoke will try to get back on a winning track this week at home against Richmond. The Raiders are 1-5 on the year and 1-1 in conference. They have yet to win a road game this year. They’ve had one common opponent, both losing to Seventh-First. Hoke lost in Fayetteville, 38-0, while Richmond lost at home in the opener, 41-13.

The Bucks will be trying to snap an 11-game losing streak to the Raiders. Their last win in the series was in the 2011 season, and they’ve lost by an average score of 47-12 since.