WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS -- In a matchup that would ultimately decide the 6-Man West's top seed for the 2020 state playoffs, the White Sulphur Springs Hornets downed the Hot Springs Savage Heat, 53-15, at home on Saturday afternoon.
Hornets head coach Travis Novark ahead of the game said despite Hot Springs coming off a game two days earlier against Noxon, his team would need to come out ready if it wanted a chance at winning.
The Hornets took that to heart, scoring the first touchdown of the game on a pass from Sam Davis to Alex Novark from 10 yards out. The Savage Heat bounced back immediately by blocking the point-after try and scoring a touchdown of their own shortly after. Jack McAllister nabbed the handoff from about 2 yards out and hammered his way into the end zone for the score to make it 8-6.
From there, the Hornets maintained control of the game and kept their foot on the gas. Sam Davis threw for four touchdowns in the contest, and his twin brother, Shaw Davis, had an equally stellar afternoon running the ball. Shaw Davis scored three touchdowns from 45, 25 and 5 yards out.
Hot Springs was able to tack on one last score before the end of the game on a McAllister run to bring the final score to 53-15.
With the win, the Hornets move to 3-0 and lock up the 6-Man west title and ensure themselves a home playoff game when the 2020 6-Man Playoffs start on Oct. 23.
The Hot Springs Savage Heat fall to 2-1.
Saturday football scores
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Richey-Lambert 52, Denton-Geyser-Stanford 49
Shields Valley 67, Fromberg 0
St. Ignatius 52, Plains 6
White Sulphur Springs 53, Hot Springs 15