After a slow start, the Hough used a grueling ground game to even its record to 2-2 with a 35-23 victory over host Ardrey Kell Friday .
Running back Jarrett Nagy led the Huskies with 274 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries
Hough overcame three first-half turnovers and four for the game to erase a 13-0 deficit in the nonconference game. Ardrey Kell, under first-year coach Kyle Brey, is still looking for its first win.
A Hough fumbled punt return, a blocked field goal attempt (returned for a touchdown) and a fumble deep in Ardrey Kell territory helped the Knights to a 13-0 lead. Knights freshman running back Evan Pryor scored the game’s first touchdown on a 61-yard touchdown run. Then Ardrey Kell defensive back Kyle Coleman blocked a Hough field goal and returned it 52 yards for the score.
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With1 minute, 4 seconds left in the first half, the Huskies finally scored, as Nagy (18 first-half carries) ran in from 6 yards.
Records: Hough is 2-2. Ardrey Kell is 0-5.
THREE WHO MATTERED:
▪ Jarrett Nagy, Hough: Nagy was the Huskies’ leading tackler (nine) rushed for 274 yards and two touchdowns (6 and 24 yards) on 35 carries.
▪ Evan Pryor, Ardrey Kell: Freshman running back scored on a 61-yard run finished with 114 yards on 13 carries.
▪ Tyus Fields, Hough: With Ardrey Kell at the Huskies’ 5 with first-and-goal, Fields picked off a Knights pass in his end zone and raced 104 yards for a touchdown .
▪ Ardrey Kell has two kickers, one a female. After kicking on Ardrey Kell’s junior varsity the past three seasons, senior Sydney Frankel was elevated to varsity this season. She kicks extra points and went 2-for-3 Friday night.
What’s next: Hough returns home next Friday to host Hopewell. Ardrey Kell travels to meet Providence.