With a standing room only crowd estimated at nearly 5,000 fans, the Hornet Football Team dropped to 1-4 on the season with a 40-7 non-region loss to Milton at Home on Friday Sept. 29. The 33 point margin of victory was the second largest margin of victory for Milton surpassing the 30 point margin of victory for the Eagles in John Ford’s 1st Season as Head Coach in 2013. A 39-0 score in 1954 remains the largest margin of victory for Milton in the storied history of this rivalry. The Hornets 45-0 victory in 2007 under Coach Tim McFarlin remains the largest margin of victory for either school in the 63 contests between them. Milton’s win evens the Rivalry’s record over the last 10 years at 5-5 and ended Milton’s 3 year losing streak to the Hornets.
With a 21-7 lead for Milton entering the 4th quarter the wheels subsequently came off for the Hornets as Milton scored 19 points in the final quarter on two touchdowns, a field goal and safety.
With the Hornets brutal non-region schedule over while rebuilding the program with 20 graduated starters and a new coaching staff the Region Schedule provides an opportunity at a Second Season. The Hornets remaining 5 games will determine whether they qualify for the State Playoffs. The Hornets travel to Lassiter on Friday October 6 for their first Region 4AAAAAAA contest vs. the surprising Trojans who are sporting a 4-1 record having defeated Pope, Kell, Johns Creek and Marietta while averaging 36 pts. a game on Offense. Their single loss was a 17 pt. defeat by South Forsyth. The Trojans will be well rested as they are entering Friday’s game after an off week. The Hornet Defense will be tested again by an offense that has scored 37 points or more in every game save S.Forsyth.