Playing in Lake City, Florida, the Hinesville Hurricanes shut out the Lake City Grizzlies 32-0. The victory means the Hurricanes, a semi-professional football team, are 4-0.
After a quick exchange of fumbles in the first quarter the ’Canes finally broke through the goal line when quarterback Stephen Solomon handed the ball to Tracey Lewis for a 10-yard gain near the goal line. Solomon then rushed it in from the six for a touchdown. The Hinesville team lined up for a two-point conversion but fell short.
Solomon gave the Hurricanes a boost, running in another touchdown, this one from 18 yards out. The ’Canes lined up for two but missed and led 12-0 in the third.
The final quarter was action-packed. Hurricane Greg Robertson nabbed a pick six returning the interception for 25 yards and the score to make it 18-0. Justin Johnson got another pick six to give the Hurricanes a 24-0 lead.
The ’Canes were later lined up at the 30 yard line, and Solomon handed the ball to Lewis, who darted 70 yards downfield for yet another Hurricane touchdown to extend Hinesville’s lead to 30-0.
Jeremy Boston caught the pass from Solomon for the two-point conversion and the 32-0 win.
Lewis rushed for 190 yards. Solomon threw for 150 yards and rushed for 50. Kenneth Badger had 70 yards in the ground game.
Head coach James Sharp said his team played outstanding defense.
“Coach Michael ‘Ice’ Jones had the offense on lockdown, which he did an outstanding job working with the team,” Sharp added. “We are hoping to go the championship. Right now, we rank second in the league and first place in our division.”
This Saturday, the Hurricanes host the Jacksonville Stars at 3 p.m. at Long Bell Stadium.
Admission is $5 for adults, and children age 12 and younger are free. Prizes will be given away at halftime. You must have a ticket to win.