The Chargers hosted the Horn Lake Eagles on Friday night for the last game of the season. Southaven celebrated their seniors prior to the 44-12 loss.
The Charger offense began the game with a three and out. On just a few running plays, the Eagles wasted no time marching right down the field finishing the drive with a short run up the middle taking the early 7-0 lead.
Southaven’s offense moved the ball into Eagle territory on their second possession, but stalled out resulting in a turnover on downs at the Horn Lake 20-yard line.
Each team alternated punts before the Horn Lake offense cashed in once more, this time on a 63-yard touchdown run extending the lead to 13-0 with 11:01 left in the first half.
The Chargers punted once more and the Eagles marched far enough into Southaven territory to tack on a 33-yard field goal. Just a few plays later, Jonah Posey threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown leading to the halftime score of 23-0.
Southaven’s offense went backwards on the next possession and attempted a fake punt. The fake went well, but not well enough to pick up the first down and Horn Lake took over one more time in the first half. On the last play of the half, Kalen Chambers intercepted Horn Lake’s pass and returned it 30-yards.
On the first possession of the second half for the Eagles, Horn Lake added to their lead with another touchdown on a drive full of running plays.
The Charger’s had a bit of momentum on the ensuing possession before fumbling on Horn Lake’s side of the field. The Eagles continued their successful ways and ran the ball the entire length of the field to extend the lead once more to 37-0 just before the end of the third quarter.
On the last play of the third quarter, Jordan Hibbler found a wide open Donovan Munn for a 70-yard gain landing the Chargers inside the Horn Lake 10-yard line. On second and goal, Hibbler connected with Derrick Massey in the corner of the end zone for a nice touchdown catch cutting the lead to 37-6.
The next Horn Lake drive was short and to the point as they added another score. Two plays into the next drive for the Chargers, Horn Lake recovered a fumble by the offense.
The Chargers’ defense had their best possession following the turnover forcing a turnover on downs inside the Charger ten-yard line.
With just a few minutes left in the season, the Chargers marched 94-yards down the field finished off by an eight-yard touchdown run by Jalen Mays lending the final score of 44-12.