Hornets Season Ended In Final Four
The Nashville Hornets football team, which went 9-4, and finished as one of the final four teams in Class 2A.
The Hornets began the season with a couple big road victories over Carlyle and Carmi-White County. The Hornets defeated Carlyle 22-6 before demolishing Carmi-White County 34-0.
The Hornets began their home slate against Wesclin, a game in which they won 24-13. The Hornets stayed at home, to begin their conference slate the next week as they took on the Anna-Jonesboro Wildcats. The Hornets kept up their winning ways with 35-21 win.
That win set up a big showdown between Nashville and Sparta, as both teams were 4-0 at the time. The Hornets traveled to Sparta, and dominated with a 40-21.
The Hornets suffered their first loss of the season, as they traveled down to Carterville to take on the Lions. The Hornets fought hard, but fell by a score of 20-13.
The Hornets came back home the next week, to celebrate homecoming. The Hornets welcomed the Pinckneyville Panthers to Hornet Field for a conference showdown. The Hornets were able to get back on the winning track as they won 13-6.
The Hornets then dropped their final two games of the regular season, as they lost to DuQuoin and Columbia.
The Hornets then began postseason play, winning their first game in thrilling fashion over the New Berlin Pretzels when Andrew Kash found Hunter Schultze in the end zone with less than a minute to play.
The Hornets moved on to face off against Sangamon Valley and Athens in their next two playoff games, both of which were played at home. The Hornets got off to fast starts in each of the games, to move into the final four.
In the semi-finals, the Hornets fell to Auburn 22-6. This season marked just the third time in school history.