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Slow-starting Hough overcomes 13-0 deficit to race past Ardrey Kell

Hough running back Jarrett Nagy led the Huskies with 274 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries against Ardrey Kell Friday night. Hough won 35-23.
Hough running back Jarrett Nagy led the Huskies with 274 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries against Ardrey Kell Friday night. Hough won 35-23. rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

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.

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 .

OBSERVATIONS

▪ 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.

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