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Fists fly as Lockview blanks frustrated Griffins


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Horton's Jordan Davidson (34) and Mitch Curry look to tackle Lockview's Brandon Doyle during NSSAF high school football action Sunday in Wolfville. Doyle had three touchdowns to help Lockview win handily 75-0, dropping the Griffins' season record to 1-6. J.DeCoste

BY JOHN DECOSTE

Kings County Register

Though there will definitely be better days ahead for the Horton football team, no doubt their first season in high school football can’t end too soon.

Horton saw its record fall to 1-6 with another lopsided loss, this time 75-0 to the Lockview Dragons October 28 in Wolfville in a game in which frustrations mounted, tempers were short (on both sides) and sparks flew in the second half.

Tailback Owen Ribiero had 256 yards rushing and three touchdowns and Brandon Doyle also had three touchdowns, two on pass receptions and one on a punt return, as Lockview built a 66-0 halftime lead.

Horton had some success at times moving the ball on offense, with receiver Steven Fredericks in particular having a strong game, but had trouble mounting any sustained drives as quarterback Mitch Long was under heavy pressure.

The Griffins also had their moments on defense – Taylor Dearman and Dougie Gee, who each played both ways, both had strong games – but were no match for Lockview’s more experienced running game and offensive line.

Sparks flew late in the third quarter when a fight broke out with Lockview deep in Horton’s territory. Punches were thrown, and Horton’s Jordan Davidson and Rufus Bedell (as well as assistant coach Travis Franklin) ended up ejected from the game.

Cooler heads eventually prevailed, allowing the remainder of the game to be played out.

The Griffins wrap up the regular season Nov. 3 on the road in Port Hawkesbury against the SAERC Saints – victims of the Griffins’ lone win this season.

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