Fed Hock Shoots Down Miller’s Upset Attempt

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The Miller Falcons hosted Federal Hocking at home tonight, with hopes of securing their second win of the season.  The Lancers were looking to come back strong and fight for a playoff spot after a 24-6 loss to Wahama last week. Fed Hock was victorious defeating the Falcons 55-0.   

Fallowing a Miller fumble early in the first quarter, the Lancers took over deep in Falcon territory and quickly converted with a 13-yard carry by junior running back Delbert Crum putting the Lancers up 7-0. 

Miller tried to answer with their running game but while they were able to produce a significant dog pile, the drive stalled and they were forced to punt.  Fed Hock blocked the punt and took over on the 25-yard line.

Crum proceeded to do what he does best, running it up the field until he was brought down just short of the goal line. On the ensuing drive he finished it off, rushing the ball into the end zone, making the score 13-0. 

On third-and-17, Lancers QB Kyle Jackson threw a 35-yard pass to junior Alex Nichols, moving the chains to the 12-yard line.   On the next play, wide receiver Ivan Santiago carried the ball up the field for a 12-yard touchdown. 

The Lancers were not going to chance another blocked field goal, but rather Jackson threw the ball to none other than Crum for a two-point conversion bringing the score to 21-0.

Miller fumbled on their possession and in the second quarter the Lancers took advantage of another opportunity of many on the night.  Running back Andrew Smith carried it up the field for a 49-yard touchdown.  The Lancers attempted another 2-point conversion, choosing to use the exact same play, and were successful once again. 

When the Falcons took over, they had potential to get things happening when QB Garrett Sinift fired to tight end Nick Lanning who plucked the ball from the air. Unfortunately for them they were forced to punt. 

Jackson threw a 17-yard pass to Smith and running back Terrance Mayle followed with a 26-yard carry. Miller gave their best effort, but were not able to stop the storming Lancers who converted an 18-yard pass to Santiago for a touchdown.

They closed out the half with a 22-yard TD when Jackson aired it out to running back Peyton Seel.  Federal Hocking was up 42-0 at the half. 

Fed Hock then scored 13 more unanswered points in the second half. 

The Lancers take on Eastern next week and Miller plays Belpre.