The Hartley football team took advantage of two fumbles by St. Charles to take a 15-0 lead after one quarter and went on to beat the visiting Cardinals 30-7 on Oct. 4.
The Hawks scored in the game’s first 10 seconds when Treyvhon Saunders returned a fumble 35 yards for a score on the opening kickoff.
On the next St. Charles possession, the Cardinals lost another fumble that led to a 6-yard touchdown run by the Hawks’ Jalan January.
“You can’t spot a team like that (two touchdowns),” said St. Charles coach Deke Hocker, whose team fell to 4-2 while Hartley improved to 5-1. “And exactly what we didn’t want to do was come out here and turn the ball over.”
Hartley again showcased its depth on offense, as five players ran the ball on the Hawks’ first two possessions.
“That elicits a team concept,” Hartley coach Brad Burchfield said. “It allows everyone to feel their importance, and it allows for us to control the game and keep the defense guessing.”
Hartley quarterback Miles Fleming ran for 123 yards on seven carries, January added 94 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries and Marcelis Parker had 66 rushing yards and one score on the ground.
Fleming also was 6-for-11 passing for 79 yards, with Angelo Evans catching three passes for 44 yards.
St. Charles running back Luke Eversole had 33 yards rushing on 13 attempts, including a 2-yard scoring run late in the fourth quarter, and added one catch for 23 yards.
Cardinals quarterback Andy Mason was 7-for-16 passing for 94 yards.
==========Team 1 2 3 4 Final ST. CHARLES 0 0 0 7 7 HARTLEY
15 8 7 7 30
H—Saunders 35 fumble return (Hawk kick)
H—January 6 run (Evans run)
H—January 1 run (Fleming run)
H—Parker 5 run (Hawk kick)
SC—Eversole 2 run (Bastaja kick)