TOWN CREEK – On the first series of the game the Hatton Hornet defense forced a turnover on downs inside the 10 yard line.
It was all downhill from there.
Hatton fell Friday night to Lexington 42-8 after a first half littered with mistakes left them trailing at halftime 28-0.
The Hornets turned the ball over three times in the first half and committed numerous penalties, allowing the Golden bears to run away with the game early.
“When you lose your composure, play undisciplined and don’t do the things that we've prepared for in practice all week, this is what’s going to happen,” said Hatton head coach Denton Bowling. “When you play undisciplined, it gets you penalties, it forces you into turnovers and it keeps you from getting lined up right. Until we learn to play with discipline, we’re going to get beat like that.”
The Golden Bears stalled on their first drive, but it didn’t take them long to find the endzone. Quarterback James Lard scored on a five yard, kickstarting a string of 28 unanswered points.
“Hats off to Coach (Jason) Lard. They're staff did a great job preparing them and their kids played hard," Bowling said. "We got exactly what we saw on film which was a hard nosed football team."