- Mayo, FL. Written By: Wes Trotta
On Friday night, the Hornets dominated every aspect of the game in 41-0 win over the Cedar Creek Christian Saints, keeping them undefeated.
The Hornets got rolling early after the defense recovered a fumble on the opening drive, from that moment on, quarterback Jaxson Beach took over. His first touchdown was a perfectly placed ball to his younger brother, Garrison Beach.
Making big plays on offense, defense and special teams, the Beach brothers were all over the field.
Jaxson, senior, praised his younger brother, “He’s young, but he’s improving a lot.” He added, “He is going to be something to watch in a couple years.”
It was clear that it was all love between the brothers. Every time Garrison made a play, Jaxson was always the most excited.
They certainly made their father and head coach, Mark Beach proud. But they weren’t the only players who made an impact.
Multiple positions, that’s what coach Beach asks of his players. Sophomore Nickel Freeman made plays on both sides of the ball early. First by coming down with an interception, and shortly after he made a big splash on offense.
Lined up out wide, Freeman got a step on the defender and Beach was able to throw a perfectly placed ball right over Freeman’s shoulder to put the Hornets up, 12-0.
The Hornets didn't let off the gas from that point on. They dominated on defense with Garrison Beach racking tackles for loss and a couple sacks, while his older brother played lights out on offense.
The next score would come from Jaxson Beach looking to pass but was forced to improvise. He made several defenders miss with a quick spin move into the end zone.
“We work hard, we play hard.” Jaxson Beach said after his impressive outing.
But he was not done yet.
Shortly after, he flipped a quick pass to Freeman who outran everyone on his way to a long touchdown, his second of the day. “It’s crazy.” Freeman said, “I always dreamed about this.” With his family in the stands, he certainly made them proud, too.
The Hornets led 26-0 at halftime, but coach Beach new they had to keep their foot on the gas.
“It’s on the coaches.” He said, “We can’t let them take a play off.” They didn’t.
Jaxson and the offense picked up right where they left off. Jaxson scored on another impressive run. Like he did all night, if the play wasn’t there, he would make one. Sprinting to the left with a defender between him and the pylon, Jaxson hit a picture-perfect hurdle to score.
The defense continued to do their job in the second half by not budging and giving the ball back to the offense.
In the third quarter, Montae Gillyard, running back, scored the last points of the game. Gillyard caught a pass in the backfield with nothing but green in front of him, allowing for the easy score.
Up 41-0 going into the fourth, it was time for the offense to let off the gas and tap the brakes. The defense continued to be stout, but the offense chewed the clock down to zero.
Player of the Game:
Jaxson Beach, Quarterback: Four passing touchdowns & Two rushing touchdowns. Jaxson displayed speed, strength, accuracy and decision making. If a defender got to him quickly, he would get rid of the ball or simply out run the defender, closing-in.