Hixson Tops Howard, 51-20

Wildcats, 2-0 in 6-AA

Friday, September 20, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

The one-two offensive punch of Kedrick Bradley and Isaiah Robinson led visiting Hixson to a 51-20 win against Howard Friday night at Red Gaston Stadium in a high school football game.

The Gold Dust Twins combined for just under 400 yards as Bradley rushed for 170 yards and three scores, while Robinson tallied 220 on the ground including a 95 yard scamper up the middle as the Wildcats improves to 3-2 overall and more importantly 2-0 in 6-AA, while Howard is 1-3 and 0-1.

6-AA Standings: East Ridge (beat Brainerd), Red Bank (beat Central) and Hixson (beat Howard) are all tied for the 6-AA lead at 2-0, while Howard and Tyner are 0-1, followed by Central and Brainerd each at 2-0.

"We did what we had to do, we put it away in the first half (led 26-0 at half) and this was a good win," said Hixson coach Jason Fitzgerald.

Robinson rushed for 190 yards in the first 24 minutes and a TD, while Bradley had 127 on the ground and two scores.

Howard's scores came in the second half from Lorenzo McCauley ( 4 yard run), quarterback Terrance Brooks (9 yard run) and Cudjoe Young (3 yard run).

"We are freshmen and sophomores on the offensive line blocking for our seniors (McCauley, Brooks and Cudjoe Young) and we will get better as the season goes along," said Howard coach Michael Calloway.

"We have do a better job of blocking on the offensive line and we did that in the second half and must tackle better and we will."

Starting Deep in Hixson Territory: Four of Hixson's scoring drives started inside their own 20;  drives of 83 (6 plays), 95 (12 plays), 95 (1 play) and 96 yards (4 plays) produced the first four touchdowns.

Hixson senior quarterback Gill Brown connected with Jordan Johnson for scoring tosses of 60 and 7 yards, while Austin Gilkey reached the Howard end zone twice in the fourth quarter.

Hixson Defense: Allen Diaz had an interception, while Jordan Johnson and K.C. Shelton had fumble recoveries.

Howard's Hook and Ladder: Trailing 7-0 three minutes into the game, the Hustlin' Tigers used a Terrance Brooks to Quatarrius Porter to Kentarius Hampton for a 63 yard gain to the Hixson 18, but lost the ball on downs at the Hixson 5 yard line six  plays later ... Hampton took a pitch from Porter at the Howard 27 and raced to the Hixson 18 before being tackled by James Cole.

Key Hixson Drive: The Wildcats then drove 95 yards in 12 plays in 6:31 to lead 14-0 a minute into the second quarter ... Hixson scored on two of its next three possessions before intermission.

Big Games Oct 4 & 11: All teams in 6-AA either have an open date next week or play a non-district foe ... 

Oct 4  Howard at Brainerd .... East Ridge at Hixson ... Tyner at Central ... Red Bank has open date

Oct. 11 Red Bank at East Ridge... Brainerd at Central ... Howard at Tyner ... Hixson has open date 

Hixson 51, Howard 20

Hixson 14-12-13-12 -- 51

Howard 0-0-6-14 -- 20

Hixson - Kedrick Bradley 4 run (Luke White kick), 7-0 .. 1st Q

Hixson - Bradley 24 run (White kick), 14-0 ... 2nd Q

Hixson -  Isaiah Robinson 95 run (kick failed), 20-0 ... 2nd Q

Hixson - Jordan Johnson 60 pass from Gill Brown (pass failed), 26-0 ... 2nd Q

Howard - Lorenzo McCauley 4 run (pass failed), 26-6 ... 3rd Q 

Hixson -  Johnson 7 pass from Brown (run failed), 32-6 ... 3rd Q

Hixson -  Bradley 3 run (White kick), 39-6 ... 3rd Q

Hixson - Austin Gilkey 1 run (run failed), 45-6 ... 4th Q

Howard -  Terrance Brooks 9 run (McCauley run, 45-14 ... 4th Q

Hixson - Gilkey 5 run (run failed), 51-14 .... 4th Q

Howard -  Cudjoe Young 3 run (pass failed), 51-20 ... 4th Q 

contact B.B. Branton at William.branton@comcast.net


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