Rochelle hammers Veribest for first win of the season

The Rochelle Hornets racked up 415 yards and overcame an early deficit to defeat the Veribest Falcons there last Friday night, 58-12, in a non-district six-man football game. The Hornets are now 1-2 on the season. Jamey Williams paced the Rochelle attack by scoring six touchdowns, five rushing (on runs of 45, 5, 5, 15, and 15) and a fumble recovery in the end zone. The Falcons jumped out to a 12-8 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Hornets took control and led at halftime, 36-12, by scoring 28 points in the second period. Eddie Teague scored a touchdown on a 40-yard pass from Williams and Patrick Roberts also scored late in the game on a three-yard run. Williams’ final TD, a 15-yarder, ended the game because of the 45-point rule. Williams had 16 carries for 181 yards. “I was real proud of this group of players,” Rochelle Coach Tommy Meredith said. “Everyone that was called on gave a great effort. This was a big win for us.” The coach said Alex Vargas led the defensive play with 13 tackles and four fumble recoveries. TK Morris had 10 tackles and Kodi Cook had nine.

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