It didn’t take senior running back Marco Lee long to get going in Hardaway’s homecoming game against Columbus Friday.
Lee was a mainstay on the Hawks offense in a 42-14 victory over the Blue Devils, scoring four touchdowns — three rushing and one receiving — in the victory. He was part of a two-man wrecking crew on the ground alongside Jaron Early, who also went over 100 rushing yards and had one rushing touchdown.
“Our kids played a physical brand of football,” Hardaway head coach Michael Woolridge said. “That’s what we hang our hat on. We executed in all three phases of the game.”
Lee’s big touchdown runs, which included a 63-yard scamper and one from 21 yards out, helped Hardaway (2-3, 1-1) pull away from a potent Columbus (1-3, 0-1) team. Quarterback Domonique Ford put the finishing touches on the win, finding Orion Lowe on the sixth and final score of the victory.
Woolridge said last Friday’s two-point loss to Cairo motivated his team to get the job done this go around.
“We needed a win,” Woolridge said. “We had something to prove coming off a game we should have won against Cairo. We used that hurt as fuel this week.”
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