“This whole atmosphere is fun,” coach Mark Weller said while surrounded by the team.
Watching the Hornets’ offense also is a lot of fun because Weller has put together one of the state’s most prolific scoring machines. By thrashing Indiana Crossroads Conference foe Park Tudor 50-13, the Hornets (2-0) have scored 16 times in their first two games.
BG’s lightning fast offense racked up 531 yards, 291 yards on the ground and 240 yards in the air on only 13 passes against the Panthers. Running back Walter Ballinger gained 112 yards on 13 carries and scored on a 10-yard run in the second quarter.
Junior quarterback Chase Andries connected on an 18-yard scoring pass to Evan France in the first quarter. Andries ran for 51 yards and connected on seven passes for 108 yards. Backup quarterback Montrez Hearon connected on scoring passes of 54, 18 and 35 yards.
Defensively, the Hornets are much stronger than last year when they posted their first winning season since 2000. Sophomore end Josiah Sullivan had three sacks, and senior LaMonte Richardson had one. Junior defensive back Dylan Allen intercepted a screen pass in the Panthers’ end zone.