Hoke County lost to Southern Lee, 21-14, on Friday, giving the Bucks their fifth straight loss. The tough decision on the road dropped Hoke to 2-6 on the year and 0-4 in the Sandhills Conference. The loss snapped a two-game win streak by the Bucks in the series and gave Southern Lee their first win over Hoke County as conference rivals.
Southern Lee built a quick 14-0 lead, but Hoke rallied, only to fall short in the contest.
Hoke will return home for a 7:30 game against Union Pines on Friday. The Vikings are 2-5, 1-2 in the conference. The Bucks have beaten the Vikings each of the last two years, winning 42-22 on the road last year and 52-12 the last time Union Pines came to Hoke County, in 2021.