Despite all the pageantry of all the Homecoming festivities at the Nest on Friday night, the Homer Pelican laid down a brutal 48-12 defeat in the opening district game against Magnolia School of Excellence Mariners out of Shreveport.
The stats don’t reflect a 48-point game by Homer and were even verified by the head coach before writing this article. Homer put up only 189 yards total offense. The answer was really good pubt returns and starting in excellent field position.
Despite stats, Gregory Williams treated the homecoming crowd to three touchdown. Zyon Warren kept a quarterback keeper to the end zone and threw two touchdowns to Katrevick Banks and Spencer Dunn. Brandon Williams took a punt return home for a touchdown.
Jatavion Webb was top on defense with 5.5 tackles (5 solo, 1 assist).
Gregory Williams started in the first 30 seconds with run to the end zone. Zyon Warren took the air with a touchdown pass. Homer is already up 12-0 in the first three minutes. Warren makes a rushing touchdown and pushes the lead to 20-0. Brandon Williams punches in six points on the punt return. Pels up 26-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Katrevick Banks takes the Pels to the 2 for Gregory Williams finish the drive with another touchdown. Banks gets his opportunity to reach the end zone from a Zyon Warren pass and the Pels are up 42-0 with a running clock in the first half. The Mariners sneak a touchdown pass in before the halftime mark but Homer is dominating at 42-6 Williams makes them pay for breaking in the end zone with another touchdown just 20 seconds left in the half. Homer leads 48-6 at halftime.
Magnolia gets one more score in the running clock second half but Homer wins 48-12.
The Pelicans will be on the road for the next four weeks as the road trip starts in Ringgold on Friday night.