Blackwell starts out with impressive homecoming win

By: 
Ron Howell
Sports Editor

BLACKWELL — It may be a new season, but Blackwell is still state ranked and, more importantly, still winning on the football field.
The Hornets needed just two quarters to defeat Eden by six-man's 45-point mercy rule on Saturday in front of a homecoming crowd.
Blackwell, a preseason top-10 team in two separate polls, took its 21st straight regular season victory by crushing the Bulldogs, 62-14.
Coach Clint Lowry's squad had four TDs rushing and receiving and 384 total yards on just 29 snaps — scoring 36 points in the first period and 26 in the second. The last four points were scored by kicker Mickey Toasaksiri, a foreign exchange student from Thailand, on a 19-yard field goal with :00 left in the second period to end the game prematurely at halftime. He had five extra point kicks as well.
Michael Lowry, the senior quarterback for Blackwell, finished 10-of-14 for 220 yards. He completed passes to four receivers, but Brenden Scott had the best numbers — four catches for 158 yards with all four catches going for touchdowns against Eden. They went 30, 66, 26 and 36 yards.
Cameron Coldiron had a big night as well. He ran for three touchdowns and 102 yards and found paydirt from 31, 18 and 14 yards out, while also catching three passes for 35 yards.
Jared McMurtrey (3 runs, 12 yards) had a 10-yard TD run for Blackwell's other score. Devin Clower (32 yards on two runs), Lowry (18 yards on one run), Caleb Sirmons (two catches for 10 yards) and Joel Guia (one catch for 17 yards) also provided some offensive fireworks for the Hornets.
Sam Brinkman (5 tackles), Nathaniel Shipman (5 tackles), Coldiron (4 tackles), Lowry (2 tackles, 1 interception), Zack Panzer (2 tackles) and Scott (1 tackle) were defensive leaders for the Hornets, who host Highland in what should be another highly entertaining Nolan County six-man showdown this Friday.

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