It was homecoming at Hoke County High School this past weekend!
The Hoke County Bucks beat Southern Lee last Friday night in front of a huge crowd for homecoming and the NC Fall Festival Turkey Bowl. The final score at Raz Autry Stadium was 31-7. Senior Warren Avery led the way in scoring with three touchdowns, two receiving, one rushing, and 140 yards total. Running back Ethan Wallace added to his already over 1,100 yards rushing on the season, with 174 yards on the ground, ten yards receiving, and a total of 206 all-purpose yards. Wallace is now second in the Sandhills Athletic Conference in rushing with 1,305 yards on the ground behind Lee County Bradley Brown with 1,372 yards rushing. Bucks QB Brandon Saunders was 8-15 in passing, with 135 total yards. Ryan Ramirez had four successful point attempts and one 31-yard field goal in the win.
Defensively, Travis Bronson and Darrien Frazier both registered one interception each. Anthony Morris recovered a fumble, and Dexter Foster registered nine sacks and two hurries on defense. Emmanuel Bratcher led the defense with eight tackles.
The Bucks remain fifth in the conference, with their 2-2 record. The Bucks will play their next conference away game at Union Pines this Friday, October 14.
The girls varsity volleyball team played two matches last week. The first match, which took place at Southern Lee, resulted in a 3-1 conference win. Most recently, the team lost a home conference match against Union Pines at home. The score was 3-1. The team will play its final two games of the season this week as they play at Pinecrest on Tuesday and at Jack Britt on Wednesday. Currently, the team has an 8-11 overall record and is fifth in the conference.
Boys Varsity Soccer
The boys varsity soccer team also played two games last week, both of which were conference matchups. The first game took place at Lee County in Sanford but resulted in an unfortunate 4-1 loss. Fortunately, the boys managed to bounce back, winning their second game at home against Richmond, 3-2. This week, the team kicked off their three-game schedule with a home conference 5-3 win against Southern Lee. They will also play Union Pines Wednesday, October 12, and Gray’s Creek on Thursday, October 13. The team has a winning overall record of 8-7 but is sitting fourth overall in the conference, 4-5.