Photo: Hokes Bluff’s Dylan Lancaster (34) attempts to bring down Sardis’ Blaze Gerhart during the Lions’ 42-20 victory in high school football on Nov. 3 at HBHS. (Courtesy of Alex Chaney)
With no postseason to look forward to, the Sardis High football team’s pride was on full display on Nov. 3 against Hokes Bluff.
The Lions (6-4) halted a three-game winless streak and secured the program’s first winning season in six years with a 42-20 victory over Hokes Bluff at Mike Robertson Field.
For the Lions, Brian Chapman was 16 of 19 in passing for 332 yards and four touchdowns. He also completed a two-point conversion pass and rushed for a touchdown.
Eli Morton had seven receptions for 114 yards and three TDs, while Conner Lowery caught four passes for 182 yards and a score.
Blaze Gerhart paced the Sardis ground game with 16 carries for 66 yards, while Levi Martin ran for 41 yards and a touchdown on three attempts.
Alex Davis blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown.
For the Eagles (5-5), Bryce Whitaker rushed for 148 yard and a touchdown on 19 carries. Anderson Morgan was 4 for 13 in passing for 64 yards and ran for 37 yards and a score on five attempts. Logan Wiemann caught three passes for 52 yards.
Conner Ford led in tackles with seven, followed by Colten Shields, Coleman McGinnis and Brodie Brogdon with six each. Shields also had a sack.
Hokes Bluff travels to Gurley on Friday, Nov. 10 for a Class 3A first round playoff game against Madison Academy.