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Aces pull away for another big win

October 6, 2018 | 3:20 am

Updated October 6, 2018 | 5:58 am

Illustration by The Owensboro Times

The Owensboro Catholic football team extended their winning streak to six games in a 35-8 victory at Hancock County.

The Aces (6-2, 3-0 District 2 Class 2A) got a pair of scores in the opening quarter but didn’t put the game out of reach until late.

Von Williams put OCHS on the board first with an early 20-yard run. The Aces fumbled a few minutes later but the defense got the ball back quickly.

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Quarterback Drew Hartz connected with Nick Mills for a 25-yard touchdown with 1 minute to play in the first quarter. The score held until late in the third when the Aces forced a turnover.

Hartz then found Sam Harrington for a 5-yard touchdown with a minute to play in the third quarter, and Hancock County finally had an answer early in the fourth.

The Hornets got a 4-yard touchdown and 2-point conversion on their only score, and they tried an onside kick that didn’t go their way. Instead, Jace Kessler scooped up the ball and returned it all the way for another Aces’ touchdown.

OCHS officially sealed it with a 27-yard pass from Hartz to Mills with 2:24 to play.

The Aces return home next week to take on Todd County Central, who beat Hancock County 27-20 two weeks ago. The game is set for 7 p.m. Friday and is the final contest before OCHS has their bye week.

October 6, 2018 | 3:20 am

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