Hornets sting Lions 34-6 on Senior Night

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Manila senior David Keys (60) lowers the boom on a Harrisburg runner with an assist by freshman Mason Morgan (44) in the Lion's season finally.

Harrisburg spoiled senior night for Manila, as the Hornets handed the Lions a 34-6 defeat Friday night at Lion Field.

Harrisburg quarterback Jett Jackson fired three touchdown passes while running back Tayeshaun Warren added two rushing touchdowns to catapult the Hornets to the victory.

Manila got on the board first, driving 80 yards, capped off by quarterback Layne Simsí 16-yard touchdown strike to tight end Dalton Slaughter. Sims drove the Lions down the field, going six for six for 75 yards through the air as Manila took a 6-0 lead at the 1:21 mark of the opening quarter. Slaughter caught four of Simsí throws for 60 yards on the drive.

Manila wide receiver Michael Parker fights for extra yardage during Manila's senior high match-up with Harrisburg Friday night.

Harrisburg answered with 9:21 left in the second quarter when Jackson found Jared Lindsey for an 11-yard touchdown pass. The point after gave the Hornets a 7-6 edge.

Harrisburg extended its lead to 13-6 when Jackson hooked up with Rob Heeb on a 12-yard touchdown pass with 3:55 left in the half.

The Hornets took the opening kickoff of the second half and moved ahead 20-6 on a short touchdown run by Warren. The Harrisburg lead grew to 26-6 when Jackson connected with Layne Tucker for his third touchdown throw of the night. The Hornets added their final score in the fourth quarter when Warren rambled into the end zone, giving Harrisburg a 34-6 victory.

Senior Lion Ethan Navarro looks for running room during Friday night's game against Harrisburg. (Photos provided/Tonda Keys)

Harrisburg finishes the year 4-6 and 2-5 in 3A conference play. Manila completes their year with a 3-7 overall mark and a 1-6 conference slate.

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