Shaw blasts Durant 47-0
by Chance Wright
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Shaw's Lerandal Allen (50) walks off the field after a big night on defense. Allen and the Hawks defeated the Durant Tigers 47-0. Allen had eight total tackles with two sacks and forced a fumble. Behind Allen is teammate Christopher Harthone who led the ground game with 121 yards on only seven carries and two touchdowns.
Shaw's Lerandal Allen (50) walks off the field after a big night on defense. Allen and the Hawks defeated the Durant Tigers 47-0. Allen had eight total tackles with two sacks and forced a fumble. Behind Allen is teammate Christopher Harthone who led the ground game with 121 yards on only seven carries and two touchdowns.
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SHAW — The Shaw Hawks football team came out firing on all cylinders Friday night whipping the Durant Tigers 47-0 in impressive fashion just one week after suffering a disappointing division loss on the road at the hands of French Camp last week 16-14.

The Hawks improved to 5-2 on the year with a 3-1 mark in Region 2-1A.

Shaw started the night exploding on Durant's defense scoring points on the opening drive. With 8:19 remaining in the first quarter Shaw quarterback Andre Pruitt connected with his favorite target Octavius Stimmage for a 28-yard touchdown pass down the right sideline. The point after attempt from Pruitt was good and the Hawks led 7-0.

Minutes later, after regaining possession, Pruitt showed he had more than a string arm as he broke free on a 25-yard touchdown run with 4:36 left on the clock. The point after from Pruitt was good and Shaw led 14-0.

Watching their defense, led by linebacker Lerandal Allen and defensive end Ledavious Rice, dominate the Tigers' offense, Shaw took their first possession of the second quarter with 11:33 remaining in the first half.

The second quarter belonged to the Hawks' running back Christopher Harthone. The senior scored a 25-yard touchdown run and a 71-yard touchdown run with Pruitt adding the point after for both scores for a 28-0 lead.

Running between holes made by his offensive line that a small tractor could have plowed through, Harthone showed his speed by outrunning everyone on the field.

During the first half the Hawks' defense continued to spread its wings. In fact, the Tigers offense never passed their own 35-yard line during the entire half.

In Shaw's next offensive series, Harthone watched another Hawk break the line of scrimmage and take off for another long score as Pruitt pitched the ball to Lakia McRoy who scored on a 42-yard run with 4:42 left in the second quarter. Pruitt missed the point after, but Shaw led 34-0.

On Durant's next possession the Shaw defense showed the offense that they could also score points.

Pressured by Allen, Tiger's quarterback Cedric Commons fumbled the football. From his defensive end position, Rice scooped the ball up at the Durant 21-yard line and took it to the house for the final score of the half. The point after attempt failed, but the Hawks led 40-0 as they headed to the locker room.

Shutting it down and running the clock out, Shaw added its final score with 5:24 left in the third quarter when running back Xavier Loggins scored on a 14-yard run and Pruitt added the point after giving the Hawks the 47-0 victory.

Harthone led the Hawks offense with a staggering 17.29 yard per carry average racking up 121 yards on only seven carries and two touchdowns.

Allen had eight total tackles with two sacks and caused a fumble and Ledavious Rice recorded six tackles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown.

Next up for the Hawks is a bus ride to Kilmichael for a 7:00 p.m. kick-off against division foe Montgomery County on Friday.