ROCKTON, Ill. (WTVO/WQRF) —Matchups between Hononegah and Harlem are generally close, hard-fought battles. This one Friday night at Kelsey Field was all Hononegah. The Indians won 42-7.
Harlem scored the first points of the game on a 22-yard touchdown pass from Derek Anderson to Drake Ferguson, but the rest of the night belonged to Hononegah.
The Indians got touchdown runs from Lucas Poppe and Estin Ficher and a fantastic 30-yard catch and run for a touchdown by Isaiah Houi, and Cole Warren delivered another touchdown pass to Cole Schmall to give the Indians a commanding 28-7 lead at halftime.
Harlem just couldn’t get anything going offensively other than the touchdown catch by Ferguson early on the game. Jahmani Muhammad was bottled up all game by Hononegah’s swarming defense. He was held to 20 yards rushing on seven carries and one reception for no yards. Hononegah held 26 total yards rushing on 23 carries.
Warren finished the night with three touchdown passes for the Indians. He connected a second time with Schmall for a 73-yard score in the third quarter. Poppe capped the scoring for the Indians with a 40-yard pick-six in the fourth quarter.
The Indians only negatives came on special teams. A breakdown on a punt attempt led to the punter Gage Kohl getting tackled at the three yard-line leading to Harlem’s only touchdown. Hononegah got burned on a fake punt by Harlem in the third quarter that was successful on a pass from punter Chandler Jack to Tim Wessels for a first down. Other than that, it was a nearly flawless performance by Hononegah.
For highlights and post-game analysis from Tim Bailey, watch the media player above.