Despite facing a prolific O’Fallon Christian passing attack, it was the Hallsville running attack which starred in the Class 2 District 5 Championship game Friday night. Hallsville ran for 423 yards on their way to a 40-27 victory and the school’s first district title in football. Hallsville led throughout, but the game tightened up following an interception run back for a touchdown by O’Fallon Christian’s Sharrod Alexander. The defensive score cut the Hallsville lead to 26-21 with 8:17 left in the game. However, Mason Huskey would respond quickly for the Indians.
Regional Radio’s Austin Ward with the call on Superstation KRES 104.7 and centralmoinfo.com. That touchdown would be Huskey’s third of the game. He would add a two yard score with 1:50 to go to put the game away for good. Huskey finished with four touchdowns and 166 yards on 17 carries. Meanwhile, Cooper Crane carried the ball 30 times for 225 yards and two touchdowns in the game. Hallsville coach Justin Conyers said it took a total team effort to get the win.
O’Fallon Christian’s passing game was limited to just 13 attempts due to Hallsville controlling the clock. Hallsville ran 61 plays while the Eagles had just 36. Conyers said they accomplished what they needed to do to slow down the O’Fallon Christian offense.
With the clock at zero and the handshake line finished, Hallsville students and community members alike ran on the field to greet their victorious football team. Conyers reflects on what this district title means for this group of players.
With the win Hallsville advances to the Class 2 Quarterfinals against Clark County. Hallsville will host Clark County at 1 pm Saturday, November 23rd. Clark County won their district title game over Palmyra by a final score of 30-26. You can hear the full interview with Coach Conyers below.
Hallsville coach Justin Conyers
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