Dearah Anderson-Harrison crowned queen, Demetrius Bryson crowned king, Hawks defeat Concord 31-7. See photos from the game and a video of the cheerleaders' halftime show.
The St. Georges Tech football team soared to a 21-0 first-quarter lead on the way to a 31-7 homecoming victory over Concord Saturday.
During the pre-game festivities, Dearah Anderson-Harrison was crowned homecoming queen, and Demetrius Bryson was announced as homecoming king but the football player wasn't able to attend the ceremony because of an injury. He was able to pose for photos with Anderson-Harrison at halftime.
To start the game, Concord received the kickoff but St. Georges Tech's defense forced a punt. When the Hawks took over on offense, they scored quickly on a short drive capped by Brian Benson's 18-yard touchdown run. Mason Fitzgerald's extra-point kick gave the Hawks a 7-0 lead just three minutes into the game.
St. Georges Tech's defense stuffed Concord again, and the offense started another scoring drive. Quarterback Nyaire Wilson threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Cheaton followed by Fitzgerald's kick for a 14-0 advantage with 4:49 left in the opening quarter.
On Concord's third punt of the first quarter, Gi'Vonni Sanchez returned the ball about 20 yards back into Concord territory to set up another Hawks' score. The short drive ended with Benson's second TD of the day, a six-yard run, followed by Fitzgerald's extra point for a 21-0 lead with 2:39 to play in the opening quarter.
St. Georges Tech's defense again stopped a Concord drive at the start of the second quarter, and the Hawks took over. Mekhi Lingham rushed for an eight-yard touchdown and Fitzgerald's kick gave the Hawks a 28-0 advantage with 9:16 left in the half.
Concord forced a fumble on the Hawks' next drive and recovered it, but Rashaan Young intercepted a pass for St. Georges to get the ball right back with 2:19 before halftime.
With 14.8 seconds left in the second quarter, Fitzgerald kicked a 38-yard field goal to give the Hawks a 31-0 lead at the half.
In the third quarter, the Hawks had another scoring opportunity on a long pass completion near the goal line, but a Concord defender stripped the ball from the receiver's hands and the Raiders recovered the fumble in the end zone.
After a scoreless third quarter, both teams started sending in the second string to get some playing time.
With 1:01 left in the game, Concord scored a touchdown on a 20-yard run and the extra-point kick was good for the final 31-7 score.
SEASON RECORD: 4-3
NEXT GAME: Saturday, Oct. 27 at 10:30 a.m., at Hodgson (7-0).