FRANKLIN, Ga. -- Led by standout tailback Duranta Dunson, the Heard County High School football team took care of business on Friday night with a 56-13 win against Jordan on homecoming at Staples Stadium.
Dunson eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the season with 175 yards on 11 carries and four touchdowns in the blowout victory.
It was Jonathon Hunt getting things going early for the Braves (6-1, 5-0 Region 5-AA), as they recovered the opening kickoff after Jordan (2-6, 2-4) failed to secure it and on the first play found the end zone. Just 10 seconds into the game, Hunt fired a pass to Taylor Smith and the HC offense was off and running.
"It's always good with homecoming and all the distractions going on to come out and play well in the first half. I can't say that we executed well, but they played hard," HC coach Tim Barron said. "They just concentrated on themselves, went out there and moved the ball when we needed to move the ball and got stops when we needed."
Fenuku Shaheed had the lone score in the second half and gained 36 yards on five carries, while Tori Rogers had six rushes for 47 yards. Hunt finished the day 3-for-5 for 51 yards and the score. The Braves racked up 290 yards of offense in the first half while holding the Red Jackets to just 14 and took a 49-0 lead into halftime.
"Duranta had a good night and went over 1,000 (yards) for the season," Barron said. "Some other guys got to get in the end zone and Tori Rogers came in and looked good running the ball. He's finally getting healthy, so that helps us. In a long season, we're going to need those guys to win big ball games."
The Braves will travel to Temple next week. Jordan is off until Oct. 31 when it plays Kendrick at Memorial at 7.