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POSTED: February 21, 2014 4:00 p.m.

The Hinesville Hurricanes are off to a 3-0 start to their season after defeating the Jacksonville Blackhawks, 14-10, last Saturday at Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville.
Hurricane Tracey Lewis put the home team on the score board first with a 30-yard touchdown run. Lewis also ran in the 2-point conversion for an 8-0 lead.
Jacksonville notched a touchdown drive in the second quarter and added the extra-point kick. At halftime, the Hurricanes held an 8-7 advantage.
In the third quarter, the Blackhawks took the lead on a field goal. In the fourth quarter, Hurricane Fred Nelson scored a touchdown. The Hurricanes missed the extra point, but a strong defensive effort gave the home team the win.
“The defense played some serious football,” Hurricanes coach James Sharp said, adding the offense recovered after dropping a few passes.
The Hurricanes host the River City Commandos (3-0) at 3 p.m. Saturday at Long Bell Stadium. Admission is $5, with children 12 and younger admitted free. The Commandos are the two-time reigning champs of the Elite League.
Sharp said raffle tickets will be sold for a prize. Wristbands will be sold for $2, and refreshments will be available.


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