A solid defensive performance wasn’t enough for Stony Point to overcome Hendrickson.
The Tigers’ defense was stout, forcing five turnovers, but their offense couldn’t get much going as they lost 25-3 to Hendrickson Thursday night at the Pfield. It was Stony Point’s second straight District 13-6A loss.
“I’m really proud of how our defense played,” Stony Point head coach Crag Chessher said. “I told our kids that we have to get out there and play like we want to win the game. We had a couple things happen on offense, but we’ve got a long way to go on that side of the ball.”
Stony Point quarterback Kyle Overton finished 10-of-19 passing for 73 yards and rushed for minus-27 yards on seven career. Tyler Cleveland had 16 yards on eight rushes and Daelan Loyden caught five passes for 50 yards.
The Tigers were held to 50 yards of total offense and had minus-12 rushing yards.
“They were better than us,” Chessher said. “They’ve got guys going to (big schools)/ We’ve got good, hard football players and we didn’t get shut out. We showed class and character, our offense has just got to find a way to move the football and that’s for us as coaches to figure out.”
Stony Point could get anything going on the first drive of the game, but Hendrickson could as the Hawks picked up yards in chunks and capped off a six-play, 69-yard drive with a 23-yard pass from Barker to Williams.
The Hawks recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, but the Tigers’ defense stood tall on the goal line. Hendrickson had four chances inside the 5-yard line before eventually turning the ball over on down.
Hendrickson settled for a 26-yard field goal and scored on a 3-yard touchdown pass — including a 2-point conversion — on its next two drives. Stony Point got on the board with a 35-yard field goal by Ross Hinds with four minutes left in the half.
The Tigers defense got turnovers on the first three drives of the second half, but couldn’t translate that into any points.
Williams scored the only points of the second half when he broke a few tackles on his way to the end zone with less than a minute left in the third quarter.
Late in the fourth quarter, Overton was hit hard on a run up the middle. He spent a few minutes on the ground being attended to, but eventually got up and walked off under his own power. Instead of running up the score with the short field, Hendrickson coach Chip Killian ran out the clock.
“That was a classy move on his part,” Chessher said.
The Tigers don’t lead Round Rock ISD stadiums for the rest of the regular season and host Vista Ridge next Friday at 7 p.m. at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex before taking on Round Rock on Oct. 19 at Dragon Stadium.
“I thought out our kids competed really well, especially on defense,” Chessher said. “I don’t want to blame the offense, Hendrickson has a great defense and I give them a lot of credit, but we’ve just got to find a way to get some kind of action going.”