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By Carl Holcomb
A blocked field goal returned for a touchdown in the midst of 28 points scored in the second quarter boosted East Hardy to a 42-6 victory over the Wildcats during homecoming in Franklin last Friday.
One of the biggest highlights of the game was East Hardy senior Quinton Cook scooping up the ball after it was blocked by fellow senior Brett Tharp during a field goal attempt by Pendleton County and dashing 77 yards for the touchdown.
“That’s Quinton’s [Cook] job on field goal block. He scooped and scored. We preach to our guys don’t ever jump on the ball if you’re behind everybody. A to of people say to get the possession, but we want to score,” East Hardy Coach Chad Williams commented.
“Quinton is a fourth-year senior and he’s been out there a lot. He is going to have that kind of awareness, because that’s what he does and that’s why he is on the field. He knows what to do and knows how to be at the right spot at the right time. He showed the burners too. Clay [Skovron] does a good job going through progressions. I don’t think he made that many bad decisions. We have a number of guys we can go to. When you say Tharp now, you have to clarify which one. It was nice to have Phillip [Mullin] back out there on the field, we really missed him last week. We have a lot of weapons and Clay has really done well based on his progressions.”
That second quarter barrage was a vast difference to the first quarter which yielded zilch for points.