Highland wins another blowout by shutting out Panther Creek

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

PANTHER CREEK — It took just two quarters for Highland to record a 54-0 victory over Panther Creek on Friday and go 5-1 for the 2018 football season.
Highland led 32-0 after one quarter, then added 22 points to end the game at halftime due to six-man’s 45-point rule. Since losing to Blackwell 27-24 back on Sept. 7, Highland’s last four games have all ended early due to the Hornets winning by the 45-point rule.
Panther Creek (2-3) was held to just 42 total yards by Highland, which had 233 yards on just 10 snaps — 139 on its seven runs and 94 on its three passes.
Richard Fomby caught a pair of scoring passes and Eli Sauer and Jacob Hamilton both ran for two touch-downs, while Sam Spaulding had a 28-yard interception return for Highland’s other touchdown. Hamilton was the team’s top rusher with 98 yards on three carries including TD runs of 62 and 25 yards.
Sauer added 36 yards on touchdown runs of 32 and 4 yards, while Spaulding and Sauer were 3-of-3 passing. Fomby’s TD catches were for 43 and 31 yards. Hayden Adams led Highland, which will go to Westbrook for its district opener this Friday, on defense with six solo tackles and one assist while Hamilton had four solo tackles and three assisted tackles for the Hornets.