Friday night helmet stickers: Hixon, Lawson

Published 10:28 pm Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Offense: Rush Hixon, Pike Liberal Arts

Friday night’s 39-6 over Hooper was just Rush Hixon’s second official game as a wide receiver. However, judging by his performance, he has taken to the new position with earnest.

Hixon rolled up over 100 yards receiving and a couple of touchdowns as the Pats blasted the struggle Colts. The senior wideout reeled in 32-yard pass from quarterback Drew Starling late in the first quarter to give Pike a 13-0 lead, and the tandem struck again late in the second quarter on a deep 65-yard scoring strike.

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Friday’s win over Hooper was only the fourth time since 2011 that Pike Liberal Arts has scored at least 39 points in a game.

Pike returns home to Dwight Ward Field this week to face Monroe Academy.

Defense: Jerrel Lawson, Pike County

Pike County defensive back Jerrel Lawson led the way for the Bulldog defense in a 12-0 shutout of Goshen Friday.

Lawson finished the night with nine tackles and one interception as the Bulldogs held the highflying Eagles in check all night long.

The Bulldog defense smothered Goshen all night, allowing the Eagles just 104 yards of offense.

Lawson’s pick came early in the first half. The athletic safety read the quarterback’s eyes and timed his leap perfectly to snag the ball before it could fall in to the hands of the intended receiver.

Lawson and the Bulldogs will look to keep up its winning ways as they open region play Friday night on the road against Abbeville.