Hawkins senior running back Akim Richmond was a one-man wrecking crew in Friday’s 41-23 Hawk victory over Tyler All Saints.
All Richmond did was run for 265 yards on just 16 carries for a 16.7 yards per carry average. He scored twice on the ground and once on a pass reception. He also had a touchdown called back and he had a 71 yard run from scrimmage and was stopped inside the one yard line or would have had another score. He added a pair of two point conversion runs.
The Hawks got off to a slow start. “We started off a little slow, it was wet and we fumbled the ball in our territory and they got a quick score so we were down pretty quick. We were able to come back and score three times to take a 20-6 lead at the half,” Evans said. “They made a little come back in the third quarter scoring 10 points, but them we pulled away. That is the best we have looked offensively this year.”
The Hawk’s also got a score on a pass from Paeton Smith to Camron Taylor covering 24 yards. Smith also scored on a one yard run and a three yard run by Kayden Upchurch. The Hawks had 376 yards rushing and threw for 45 yards for a total offensive output of 421 yards.
Jayden Dacus and Chris Jackson each had an intereception. “I was proud of our defensive effort too. It was a good team victory.”
The Hawks will be on the road this Friday traveling south of Longview to Beckville. Hawkins is 1-1 in the young 2018 season.