The Murfreesboro Rattlers posted 54 points in the first half Friday night en route to a 60-36 win over the Mineral Springs Hornets.
The loss dropped the Hornets to 1-3 in conference play and 2-5 overall. They are now tied for fourth place in Class 2A-7 with the Spring Hill Bears. The Hornets will host the Foreman Gators this Friday for a rescheduled homecoming game. Kick-off is at 7:00.
The Rattlers are now 3-1 and 4-3 and tied for third place with the Dierks Outlaws. Murfreesboro will host the Spring Hill Bears this Friday. Kick-off is at 7:00.
The Rattlers rolled up 476 yards of offense – 454 rushing and 22 via the pass. Gavin Gardner carried 25 times for 204 yards and six touchdowns followed by quarterback Ryan Roberts with 20 carries for 158 yards and two TDs. Adding to the rushing total were Cameron Snowden with five carries for 56 yards, J.C. Motley with four carries for 22 yards and Tyler Tomlinson with three carries for 18 yards.
Gardner pulled in the only Rattler completion of the night, which was good for 22 yards.
The Hornet offense picked up 339 yards, splitting up with 174 on the ground and 165 through the air. Rickey Walker led the rushing with 10 carries for 78 yards and two TDs followed by DaShawn Compton with nine carries for 60 yards and one TD. Raheem Brown also picked up a rushing TD.
Hornet QB Octavia Ceaser hit six of 11 passes for 167 yards and one TD and Brown also hit a pass for 51 yards. Kevonte Esters led the MS receivers with 10 catches for 78 yards. Compton added nine catches for 60 yards and Brown also had a TD catch.