HMS 7th grade football beats Mexico, 8th grade ties

Posted: Sep. 7, 2018 11:59 am

The Hannibal 7th grade football team rolled to a 36-6 win over Mexico in its season opener Tuesday at Porter Stadium. 

Aneyas Williams, who accounted for four touchdowns in the lopsided victory, returned the opening kickoff 70 yards to the end zone.

Kane Wilson rushed for a 53-yard touchdown before Williams returned a pair of punts for scores to help the hosts build a sizable advantage.

After Hannibal recovered a fumble, Williams bounced outside for a 35-yard touchdown run to go up by 36 points.

The Pirates made good on three 2-point conversions. Peyton Elliott and Ayden Elliott each ran for conversions, while Koen Ramage caught a pass from Cody Culp for the Pirates' final two points of the night.

Culp and Thunder Lain each came down with interceptions.

With most starters on the sideline, Hannibal still managed to hold the Bulldogs scoreless in the second half.

Hannibal 8th grade ties season opener

The Hannibal 8th grade football team tied Mexico 20-20 on Tuesday at Porter Stadium. 

Markahl Humphrey scored twice with a 2-yard run and 23-yard reception, while Aneyas Williams played up a grade and ran for a 6-yard touchdown.

Jack Parker completed all five passes he attempted for 105 yards, including a conversion throw. 

Ashton Watts led the Pirates with seven tackles.

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