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November 17, 2012

Warriors unable to keep up

NORMAN — Hennessey trailed for the first time in the 2012 2A state playoffs Friday when visiting Washington returned a fumble 16 yards to open scoring with a 7-0 lead.

The deficit was short-lived.

Hennessey scored touchdowns on four straight possessions, racing through and past Washington in Friday’s second round, 56-21.

After the teams traded touchdowns in the first quarter, Hennessey quarterback Dylan Hatchel hit a streaking Edgar Fierro just as the junior wide receiver hit the goal line on a 34-yard touchdown pass less than a minute into the second frame, giving Hennessey a 22-14 lead it wouldn’t surrender.

“We had a scare,” Hatchel said. “We went down seven, and we were like, ‘Uh-oh.’ We realized that they weren’t going to back off, and it’s not going to be an easy week. Rattling off 28 in a row gave us a little room to work.”

The same cushion took the wind out of the upset-minded Warriors’ sails.

“It just killed us,” Washington running back Zeke Zimmer said. “It’s hard to come back from that, it really is.”

Levi Hill rushed for 283 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries for Hennessey and Hatchel finished with 159 yards and two scores on 10-for-12 passing and a 1-yard touchdown run.

“They’ve won two (state titles) in a row, and when you’ve won two in a row, you’ve sort of figured out things this time of year,” Washington quarterback Brock Harmon said. “It was tough, but we fought hard, we didn’t quit, and that’s what I’m proud of.”

Hennessey’s defense bent, but rarely broke, solving its second option offense in as many weeks and holding Washington’s usually hard to stop ground game to 201 yards, 30 of which came on the game’s opening play from scrimmage.

“Defensively, for as skilled as they were, I thought we did a really good job containing them for most of the night,” Hennessey coach Rick Luetjen said.

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