San Antonio’s Harlan Hawks played their first year of varsity football this year, and the lack of experience didn’t seem to hurt them as they cruised to a 33-14 win over the Sam Houston Hurricanes on Thursday night to get their first playoff win in school history.
Quarterback Kannon Williams, who has guided the Hawks to a successful inaugural 8-3 season, led them again on Thursday night as he passed for 71 yards and two touchdowns, and added 54 yards on the ground.
Harlan was able to keep Sam Houston’s rushing game limited to just 87 yards. Unfortunately for the Hurricanes, they were not able to do the same as three Hawks rushers piled up over 50 yards apiece and had 193 rushing yards total.
The Hurricanes tried to rally after going down by 27 points in the first half, but they were only able to manage 14 second-half points. A 23-yard field goal by Alejandro Garcia put the exclamation point on their first playoff win and ended the Hurricanes’ comeback hopes.
Most coaches will tell you that practicing on Thanksgiving is something every team strives for, and for the Hawks, they’ll have to take breaks in between servings of turkey and dressing as they turn their attention to the Eagles of Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial (11-0) for their area round matchup on Friday at 1 p.m. at Buccaneer Stadium.