RED OAK - The Athens Hornets were unable to spoil the Red Oak Hawks homecoming Friday at Billy Goodloe Stadium Friday.

Red Oak won the game, 28-20, for its second straight victory.

Red Oak’s (2-1) C.J. Palmer had 133 yards rushing and two touchdowns in the first half against the Athens defense. He finished the night with 218 yards on 25 carries.

Athens (1-2) had a 54 yard touchdown reception from freshman Nathan Sims with 3:50 remaining for a 14-7 deficit.

The Hornets scored the final touchdown on a one yard run by Xavius Fulton with 10:01 remaining in the game.

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