Big Block Keys Win

Offensive lineman Nick Cody and his Hockinson High School teammates didn't lose heart when it started to look pretty grim on Friday night against La Center.

Friday night was the first game of the season for the Hawks of Hockinson High School. When LaCenter took the opening kick off and ran the ball back deep into Hockinson's territory, it was clear that things were not going the way Hawks wanted.

LaCenter scored easily on their first drive and took a 7-0 lead before most people had found a seat in the new bleachers on Hockinson's home field.

Things got worse when on the ensuring possession, when the Hawks fumbled deep in their own territory and that mistake led to a second LaCenter touchdown. The only saving grace was when LaCenter missed the PAT.

Fast forward to the second quarter and the opening game jitters seemed to settle down when Hockinson intercepted a LaCenter pass and capitalized on the mistake by cutting the score to 13-7 on a short drive after the change of possession.

Hockinson put the game away on a 69-yard touchdown run later in the game that was triggered by a gigantic hole on Nick Cody's side of the ball.

Hockinson won 14-13.

Cody talks about the first game and the hole he created for the winning touchdown.


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