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Huntingdon notches first win, 52-17, over Brevard

The Huntingdon Hawks secured their first win of the season with a 52-17 win over Brevard...
The Huntingdon Hawks secured their first win of the season with a 52-17 win over Brevard College before a happy crowd at Samford Stadium. (Soure: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Updated: Oct. 13, 2018 at 3:55 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Huntingdon Hawks secured their first win of the season with a 52-17 win over Brevard College before a happy crowd at Samford Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Hutingdon, 1-4, and 1-2 in the conference, came into the game after a loss at Maryville where they notched just 13 points in the defeat. The Hawks go on the road for their next game, a 3 p.m. Oct. 20 matchup with the Averett University Cougars in Danville, Va.

The Hawks jumped out to a 21-0 lead, scoring first on a 1-yard run by Eric Thomas, followed by a Chase Young extra point. The 81-yard drive took just 2:11.

Hawk quarterback Michael Lambert then connected with Cody Dwyer on a 24-yard pass to make it 14-0 after a Young PAT.

After a Kobe Smith 70-yard scamper, Brevard got on the board through the air to make it 21-7.

The Hawks extended their lead to 28-7 just before the half with a Lambert 10-yard pass to Garrett Headley with just 34 seconds left in the first stanza.

Huntingdon built a 38-7 advantage on a Thomas touchdown run of two yards, and a Young 33-yard field goal.

Lambert tossed a 49-yard pass to C.J. Pugh for six points, and RayRay Trimble added a 1-yard run to cap off the scoring for the Hawks.

Huntingdon amassed 566 total yards on 61 plays.

Lambert threw for three touchdowns, and Smith added 98 yards on the ground. Thomas gained 79 yards on 11 carries.

The Hawks came into the game surrendering more than 40 points, and about 560 yards per game in the 2018 season. Maryville was the first loss of more than two touchdowns for the Hawks.

Brevard College, located in Brevard N.C., came into the Capital City after a thrilling 41-36 win over Methodist University. The Tornados, 1-4, also are members of the USA South Athletic Conference.

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