The Hayfield Hawks started Friday night's game against the Centreville Wildcats on a high note, being the first to reach the end zone. However, the Hawks' night didn't end in victory. That one touchdown and extra point in the first quarter of the game would be their first and last. They were unable to break their losing streak against the Wildcats, ending the night with a final score of 44-7.
Throughout the game, the Hawks struggled up and down the field, making simple mistakes including fumbles — twice on the snap — penalties and passes that were quickly intercepted by Centreville's AJ Turner (No. 23). Centreville's defense was not the Hawks' problem, as the defensive line for the high school wasn't terrible but wasn't tremendous either. The Hawks were practically their own worst enemies.
Hawks had many opportunities throughout the game to redeem themselves but failed to do so despite the efforts of quarterback Jordan McIntyre (No. 7), defensive back and wide receiver Osman Kargbo (No. 8) and wide receiver Kevin Elznic (No. 18). While the Hawks are made up of very talented players, they proceeded in a dysfunctional style of play and failed to come together.
On the other hand, Centreville had a strong offense with memorable plays by quarterback Scott Walter (No. 5), running back and linebacker Xavier Nickens-Yzer and running back and defensive back Turner. Although they didn't play without error, the Wildcats made much few mistakes than the Hawks.
By the end of the fourth quarter, Centreville was able to reach the end zone multiple times while the Hawks lagged behind their opponents once again. The Hawks' regular season record is now 0-3 and the Wildcats are still undefeated.