Hornets nail Raiders in 12-0 shutout

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 16, 2004

Greensboro – The Greensboro Raiders forgot to bring their offense with them Friday night as they got shutout by the Dallas County Hornets 12 – 0. The Raider offense could only put together 44 yards unofficially of total offense and made only three first downs the entire game.

“We’re young and inexperienced and it showed again tonight”, said Raider coach Mike Reynolds after the game. “We had too many mistakes, too many penalties. It’s hard for us to overcome all the penalties. We played a team that had a few more good athletes.”

The Hornets put points on the board in the first and fourth quarters. They reached the end zone on their first possession of the game, capping a 76-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown run by Brandon England with the clock reading 5:53. That gave Dallas County a 6 – 0 advantage after the failed extra pint conversion. That was the only score until the first play of the fourth quarter when the Hornet quarterback Derrick McGee hit Courtney Stubbs on a 20-yard pass in the corner of the end zone. The extra point was no good and that gave Dallas County a 12 – 0 lead.

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The Raider defense cash in on two interceptions that stopped drives for the Hornets. Rashad Hobson intercepted a pass in the third quarter at the Raider one-yard line that halted a potential 69-yard drive. Dandrick William interrupted another drive with an interception fourth at the Dallas County 32.