Huntingdon secures win over Belhaven

Huntingdon vs. Belhaven
Huntingdon vs. Belhaven(Source: Scottie Jones)
Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 12:16 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 24, 2022 at 4:44 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Huntingdon Hawks secured a win over the Belhaven Blazers at Samford Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Huntingdon was first on the board as running back Troy Garner scored a 33-yard touchdown with 9:36 remaining in the first quarter.

The Hawks were able to get another TD with 7:39 left in the first quarter when wide receiver Tyler England returned a punt for 72-yard score - leaving Belhaven scoreless..

But the Blazers answered back in the second quarter. A one-yard TD run from quarterback Tim Johnson would give Belhaven their first points of the game with 11:48 left. This was followed by an 11-yard TD run with 7:55 remaining in the quarter.

Huntingdon was able to finish the first half of the game with another score as QB Landon Cotney passed to WR Conner Bradford for a 52-yard TD. The field goal attempt was no good.

Huntingdon led Belhaven at halftime 20-14.

Belhaven scored the first points of the second half of the game with a TD.

With only 22 seconds left in the third quarter, the Hawks responded with a TD of their own.

Huntingdon secured the only score of the fourth quarter as Cotney passed to Garden for a 9-yard TD.

Huntingdon defeated Belhaven 34-21.

“I’m so proud of our guys for  hanging in there and finding a way to win,” said Huntingdon head coach Mike Turk. “We’ve had two of these tough games already so I feel like our guys are battle tested and I feel like they understand what it takes to win a four quarter fight. We have a long way to go. We still have some really good football teams on our schedule.”

The Hawks improved to 3-1 for the season and will travel to face Maryville next Saturday at 12:30 p.m. CT.

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