Pleasant Grove Hawks best Atlanta Rabbits 48-17, break six-game losing streak

TEXARKANA — Ben Harmon threw for four touchdowns to help the Pleasant Grove Hawks end their six-game losing streak to the Atlanta Rabbits 48-17 Friday night at Hawk Stadium.

The sophomore quarterback completed 8-of-13 for 156 yards and an interception as the Hawks (8-0, 2-0) earned their first win against the Rabbs in seven years.

Pleasant Grove amassed 317 rushing yards on 44 attempts as part of a 473-yard total offense effort. Senior running back T.J. Cole had a game-high 10 carries for the Hawks, gaining 66 yards and a touchdown in the process. Cole was also the team’s leading receiver as he hauled in four passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns.

The Hawks were efficient on offense as they went 7-of-12 on third downs with a 5-of-6 rate in the second half. Pleasant Grove punted only three times and turned the ball over twice with the aforementioned interception and a lost fumble.

Rabbs head coach Matt McClure will have a complete recap of the game with Michael DelGiorno on the weekly “Coaches Show” this Monday from the Rabbit Patch on, 900 AM/95.5 FM, and the Freed AM Sports app.

Atlanta must regroup quickly as they prepare for Gladwater next Friday on the road. Bubba Kirkland and Rick Blackwood will have the call with pregame at 6:30 p.m. and kickoff at 7:30 p.m. on KPYN 900 AM/95.5 FM.


Scoring summary

Atlanta –               2   8  7  0 17

Pleasant Grove – 7 20 14 7  48


First quarter

AHS — Safety, punter tackled in end zone, 8:56

PG — Cole 12 pass from B. Harmon (Williams kick), 2:07

Second quarter

AHS — Samples 5 run (Samples run), 11:31

PG — Benson 18 pass from B. Harmon (kick failed), 9:56

PG — Cox 23 pass from B. Harmon (Williams kick), 2:15

PG — Cole 20 pass from B. Harmon (Williams kick), 0:46

Third quarter

PG — Cole 10 run (Williams kick), 7:43

AHS — Nelson 3 run (Hussein kick), 1:47

PG — B. Harmon 10 run (Williams kick), 0:11

Fourth quarter

PG — L. Harmon 2 run (Williams kick), 6:13