Hornet Podcast #13 — Getting ready for Senior Night

Yes, the Hornets earned a playoff berth with last week’s win over Mabank, but they have a game against Crandall first. Coach Harrell talks about last week’s win and looks forward to this Friday in the podcast.

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TVCC outlasts Navarro, 45-44

The Cardinals clinch a home playoff game with the win.

By Michael V. Hannigan

CORSICANA — The Cardinals only forced one turnover Saturday afternoon, but it came at the most important time.

TVCC’s Kendre Lackey pounced on a Navarro fumble at the Cardinal 17 yard line with under 2 minutes left in the game to preserve a 45-44 victory for the Cards.

The win improves TVCC’s conference record to 5-2 on the year and clinches the No. 2 seed in the playoffs. The Cardinals will host a playoff game Saturday, Nov. 2, at Bruce Field. The opponent had not been announced at the time of this column.

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Athens drops Quinlan Ford, 34-28

Big plays help lead Athens past the Panthers for district win.

By Michael V. Hannigan

QUINLAN — Their backs weren’t just against the end zone, they were against the wall.

In a must-win game to stay in the playoff hunt, Athens Hornet Cam McDonald picked off Quinlan Ford quarterback Rowdy Rowan with less than a minute to play to preserve a 34-28 road win Friday night.

The win improves Athens’ record to 5-3, 1-2 on the year while Ford fell to 4-4, 0-3.

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