Enid News and Eagle
HENNESSEY — —
Levi Hill rushed for 242 yards and two touchdowns as Hennessey beat Alva 41-21 to clinch its second straight District 2A-1 championship.
It was the seventh straight win for the Eagles, who finished a perfect 6-0 in the district and will take an 8-2 overall record into the playoffs. Hennessey is expected to host Crooked Oak in the first round.
Alva, 4-2 in district and 7-3 overall, must wait on the outcome of tonight’s games to see where it will be going in the first round.
If Perry beats Newkirk, the Goldbugs would be second and would host the third-place team from District 2A-2, probably Christian Heritage.
If Newkirk beat Perry and Tonkawa beats Chisholm, the Goldbugs would finish third and would have to travel to meet the District 2A-2 runner-up in the first round.
The Eagles rushed for more than yards (322) for the fourth time in the last five weeks. Alva quarterback Cody Hooper threw for 228 yards and three scores, but two interceptions. He came in the game with only three interceptions.
Hill scored on runs of nine and 21 yards, his 23rd and 24th touchdowns of the season.
Dylan Hatchel had touchdown passes of 33 yards to Edgar Fierro and 21 yards to Steven Lott. Lott added a 14-yard scoring run.
Hennessey scored on three of its first four possessions to take a 21-0 lead. Hill’s nine-yard run capped a seven-play, 45-yard drive on the Eagles’ second possession.
The Eagles followed that with a Hatchel two-yard run capping a 8-play, 69-yard drive and the 33-yard Hatchel to Fierro pass capping a two-play, 38-yard drive, set up by Octavio Pina’s first of two interceptions.
Alva got back late in the first half with two touchdowns in the last 1:57.
Hooper hit Riley Hess on a 14-yard pass to cap an 8-play, 64-yard drive with 1:57 left. Hooper hit Cody Ferrell on a 54-yard pass in the final seconds of the half after Alva recovered a fumble at the Hennessey 46.
However, Hennessey put away the game with two scores in the third period — a 21-yard run by Hill and a 14-yard run by Lott. Hatchel’s 21-yard pass to Lott capped a 10-play, 57-yard drive in the fourth period.
Hooper’s 22-yard pass to Kade Pfleider and a two-point conversion cut the final margin to 20 points with 4:15 remaining.