Hunt Battles Kinston and Elements in Victory

WILSON, N.C. --- The coaching staffs of Wilson Hunt and Kinston High Schools moved their conference match-up from Friday to Thursday in hopes to avoid the thunderstorms expected to hit Friday night.

Although Thursday's game was free of thunder and lightning, the down pouring of rain created traction issues and many opportunities for fumbles. However, the tribulations seemed to bring the Hunt Warriors closer together ultimately resulting in a muddy 21-3 victory.

"Really when we have rain like this it brings everybody closer together," said Sean Allen. "We have people breaking down, and it just gets everybody back together."

Allen, a 6-foot-4, 290-pound offensive lineman, felt the lack of traction made it much more difficult to even run block.

"I didn't do as good as I wanted to," said Allen. "It was hard to get leverage with blocking."

As a junior, Allen started on both lines for Hunt High School, but his responsibilities have been strictly limited to right tackle this season. Though, Allen is being recruited as a guard, and recently received his second scholarship offer.

"I got an offer from ECU about two weeks ago," said Allen, who also owns an offer from Virginia Tech. "I like ECU. I don't like one school over another now. All schools are even – ECU, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, North Carolina, South Carolina, everyone."

Saturday, Allen heads to Columbia for South Carolina's SEC contest with Kentucky. This fall, he has also already unofficially visited East Carolina (vs. Southern Miss), Wake Forest (vs. Maryland), and North Carolina (vs. Wisconsin).

Allen plans to wait until after his senior season before taking official visits, and doesn't have an expected college decision date.

Hunt High School is 6-1 (1-0 in conference) and have their sights set on a repeat trip to the NCHSAA 3A Finals.


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