The Great Mills Hornets held a Homecoming Friday night, and the Chopticon Braves showed up to spoil it. The Braves jumped out early, forcing a fumble on Great Mills first possession and scored in short order on a 9 yard run by senior Jeff Burley. Chopticon never looked back, scoring 4 touchdowns in the 1st quarter, including two scoring strikes from Senior quarterback Donovyn Jordan and a TD run by Brandon Blackwell, who finished the night with 151 yards rushing on 10 carries.
Great Mills scored their only points of the evening in the second quarter after an errant pass deflected off of an offensive lineman’s helmet and into the arms of a Hornets defender and returned 60 yards for a touchdown. The score at halftime was 34-7.
In the second half, Chopticon clamped down, smothering the Hornet’s offense and controlling the clock. Midway through the third quarter Great Mills fumbled a snap, and the ball was picked up by Chopticon Junior Josh Rackey and returned for a touchdown.
Jordan hit senior wide receiver Brady Snyder for his second touchdown of the game to cap off the scoring, and Chopticon went on to win 46-7. Snyder caught two passes for 32 yards, both for scores. Senior wideout Alex Sanders also turned in a big performance, grabbing 3 passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns.
After the win, Chopticon coach Anthony Lisanti said the Braves were “riding a wave of momentum that began in Week 1, and have led to a 4-0 start.”
The lights will be bright Thursday Oct. 2 as Chopticon welcomes the undefeated Huntingtown Hornets. Huntingtown sits atop the SMAC standings with a sparkling 4-0 record, all wins coming in-conference. Chopticon will try to continue to ride that momentum and grab a share of first place in next week’s big game.