WOODWARD - The offense kicked it into high gear for the South Hamilton football team here Friday night, scoring seven touchdowns in a non-district thumping of Woodward Academy.
Quarterback Matt Hislop tossed a pair of scoring passes and Devin Howard found the end zone twice on the ground in the Hawks' 48-20 victory.
South Hamilton (2-0) stayed perfect on the season HAWKS
heading into the Class 1A District 3 portion of the schedule that starts this Friday with a home date against fifth-ranked and 2012 state semifinalist Dike-New Hartford (2-0).
Howard, a tailback, and fullback Sam Waid both averaged better than eight yards per carry against the Knights (0-2). Howard churned out 153 yards on 18 carries, which included a 47-yard sprint to the house. Waid worked between the tackles for 112 yards and a touchdown on 13 totes.
SOUTH HAMILTON 48,
WOODWARD ACADEMY 20
RUSHING - SH: Devin Howard 18-153, Sam Waid 13-112, Andy Cook 3-32, Garrett Evans 3-9, Matt Hislop 5-0.
PASSING - SH: Hislop 6-13-1 112.
RECEIVING - SH: Zach Zoske 2-29, Ross Enderson 1-27, Trevor Ullestad 1-23, Waid 1-19, Nathan McSparin 1-14.
South Hamilton piled up 418 yards of offense, 306 coming on the ground. The Hawks picked up 7.3 yards per run on average.
Hislop completed 6 of 13 passes for 112 yards. Five different receivers caught balls; Zach Zoske reeled in two for 29 yards, including an 8-yard touchdown. Ross Enderson's one catch covered 27 yards and Trevor Ullestad hauled in a 23-yard touchdown strike.
Hislop and Andy Cook scored rushing touchdowns as well. Hislop plowed across the goal line from one yard out; Cook, who gained 32 yards on just three carries, sprinted in from five yards away.
South Hamilton was forced to punt just once all night.
Dike-New Hartford will present a formidable test at Taylor Field. The Wolverines pasted Gladbrook-Reinbeck, 49-27, on Friday and have outscored their first two foes 99-27.