Hillcrest hammers Eagles

Published 1:34 am Saturday, September 12, 2015

With two Class AAA opponents and one from Class AAAA on the schedule, it makes sense that Porters Chapel Academy has struggled during the first month of the football season.

That hasn’t made it easier to endure, though.

Hillcrest Christian scored touchdowns on each of its first six possessions, led by 41 points two minutes into the second quarter, and beat PCA 47-14 Friday.

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It was PCA’s third loss to a team in a bigger classification.

The Eagles (1-3) finally get to play someone their own size next week, when they go to Natchez to play Trinity in their District 5-AA opener.

It’ll be a welcome change from what they’ve seen so far this season. Hillcrest led 28-0 by the end of the first quarter, then added two more touchdowns in the first two minutes of the second to go up 41-0.

PCA has given up a touchdown on the opening series in all three of its games. It’s been outscored 113-0 in the first half this season.

“We’ve been playing these big schools and I feel like our inexperience has gotten us behind early. We’ve gotten behind three or four touchdowns in the first half every game,” PCA coach Wayne Lynch said. “We’re getting better. We’re learning to compete against teams that have so much more depth than we do. But we’re definitely excited to play against a team in our division.”

The Eagles’ first touchdown of the game came midway through the third quarter, when Garrett Hutchins threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Patrick Minor. Michael Brewer added a 5-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

Hutchins finished the game 8-of-13 passing for 100 yards and a touchdown, and also had 10 tackles on defense. Minor caught five passes for 83 yards and a touchdown.

SIA 50, Delta Streets 0

Austin Herraney threw two touchdown passes and added another score on the ground, and Cole Delaney and Chandler Ross each ran for a score and caught a TD pass as Sharkey-Issaquena (3-1) beat Delta Streets Academy.