Hoke County suffers shutout loss on senior night

Kicker Josue Hernandez-Lima poses with his family and a Mexican flag as Hoke County celebrated its seniors last Friday. (HAL NUNN | NORTH STATE JOURNAL)

Hoke County suffered its fourth straight loss on Friday, falling to Richmond, 41-0 at home. The shutout loss spoiled senior night for the Bucks and continued a losing streak to the Raiders which dates back to 2012 and hit a dozen games in a row.

Richmond racked up 225 yards on the ground, scoring four rushing touchdowns. They were led by Jaliel Green, who had 135 yards and two scores.

The Raiders improved to 2-5 on the year, 2-1 in the Sandhills Conference, while the Bucks fell to 2-5, 0-3 in conference.

Hoke has one more home game this season but chose to honor its seniors prior to the game against Richmond. Among the seniors on the team (according to the roster published on Max Preps) are linebackers Jamarie Brown, Orion Becton, Breyon Marshall, Zion Smith and JaKobeion McCoy, receivers Seriyon Wilson, Jadan Rivers, Tre’jan Williams and Z’Zavier Stephens-McIntosh, running backs Q’monte Allen and Jairo Ortiz, corner Darius Smith, kicker/punter Josue Hernandez-Lima, tight end Joey Castaneda, defensive linemen Anthony Morris, Dexter Foster and Randolph Sanders, offensive linemen Jesus Gomez and Malik Moore and safety Xavier Wells.

Hoke will hit the road to try to end its slide this Friday with a game at Southern Lee. The Cavaliers are 3-4 on the year and are also looking for their first Sandhills win, at 0-3. Hoke has beaten Southern Lee three times in the last four years, including each of the last two seasons as conference rivals.




Richmond 41 Hoke 0
Pinecrest 49 Southern Lee 7
Scotland 45 Union Pines 0
Lee County OFF

Lee County at PinecrestHoke at Southern Lee
Richmond at Union Pines
Scotland OFF