Southern Alamance goes into playoffs with loss, however good emotions – Burlington Instances Information
MT. HERMON — Three-touchdown losses sometimes don’t depart the coach of the dropping workforce feeling blessed.
But, that’s how Southern Alamance coach Fritz Hessenthaler felt Friday night time.
Visiting Durham Hillside scored all six of its touchdowns on explosive performs of greater than 25 yards to defeat host Southern Alamance 44-22 and clinch its second straight DAC-VII Convention championship within the remaining week of the common season.
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“I’m a really blissful man,” Hessenthaler stated. “That’s form of odd to say once you lose 44-22, however I’m blissful as a result of we stayed collectively and maintain combating and we get so much out of the youngsters. If you are able to do that, you may fall asleep at night time.”
Quarterback Wilson Kargbo Jr. accounted for 4 complete touchdowns, together with passing scores to Duce Harris, Tahir Henry and KJ Johnson, to information the Hornets (10-0, 5-0).
“We gave up massive performs,” Hessenthaler stated. “We stopped them, we stopped them, we stopped them, then they scored 4 or 5 instances from distance. We simply received to perform a little bit higher and play just a little bit higher. We’re trying ahead to what’s going to occur. We really feel like we will match up with folks (within the playoffs).”
The Patriots (7-3, 4-1) conclude the common season because the convention runner-up and received the No. 13 seed within the 4A East playoff bracket. They get a house recreation within the first spherical on Nov. 4, towards No. 20 Riverside. The groups met two weeks in the past, with Southern profitable 50-37.
“We’re disenchanted however we’re not finished but,” Hessenthaler stated. “The nice factor is the way in which we responded and love one another. I informed them that I used to be pleased with them.”
Kargbo completed 4-for-11 passing for 131 yards to associate with 34 speeding yards on 4 carries. Ameil Braswell returned the second-half kickoff about 60 yards for a landing to increase the Hillside result in 27-0. Jimmyll Williams scored on a 65-yard run and racked up 160 speeding yards.
“Some groups lay down; we didn’t lay down,” Hessenthaler stated. “It’s simply we made so many errors early. We punted the ball thrice for 15 yards web or one thing.
“Not solely do (the strains) outweigh us 70-80 kilos an individual, however they’re superb. They’re nicely coached. They’re low. They’re athletic. They’ve received some Division I guys which are enjoying actually good soccer.”
Regardless of digging itself too massive of a gap to climb out of, the Patriots outscored Hillside 22-14 within the remaining 26 minutes of the sport.
“I really like my workforce and I simply need to see them play as nicely and as exhausting as they’ll,” Hessenthaler stated. “I wouldn’t commerce a single one in every of them for anyone, simply because I see what they do each day. If we proceed to like one another and play exhausting, I can’t be any happier as a coach.”
Jackson Parrish scored two speeding touchdowns and offered a team-high 74 speeding yards to tempo the Southern Alamance offense. Josiah Tysinger tallied one other speeding rating.