HENNESSEY (TNS) — Hennessey is gladly shredding its title as the best 0-6 team in the state.
The Eagles, whose six losses came against five teams ranked in the top 10 from 3A to A with a combined 34-6 record, broke through Friday with a come-from-behind 21-14 win over District 2A-1 rival Perry. It avenged a 28-20 loss to the Maroons last season.
The win was a little sweeter confidence-wise as Hennessey scored twice in the last two minutes, overcoming a 14-7 deficit. Dillon Joyce scored on a 28-yard run and Zane Hugaboom hit Levi Childs for the two-point conversion to tie the game.
After the Eagles’ defense held, Hugaboom connected with junior Adrian Guadarama on a 36-yard touchdown strike for the game-winner.
Hennessey was playing without two key linemen — Joseph Matousek and Eduardo Cardenas, both two-way starters.
Guadarrama is the Eagles’ leading receiver this season with 10 catches for 196 yards and two touchdowns. He had missed Hennessey’s 43-24 loss the week before with injuries.
The offense is still centered on Joyce, who had 36 carries for 195 yards, including a 95-yard touchdown run to open the scoring in the second period. He had a 85-yard touchdown run called back.
— Enid News & Eagle