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Hammond High School
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Hammond football continues dynasty in 2017

 

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Columbia – Talk about a championship game performance.

The Hammond Skyhawks left no doubt in the 2017 SCISA Class AAA state championship game against Laurence Manning, posting a convincing 49-7 win to capture their ninth state championship.

Hammond head coach Erik Kimrey has been in charge for those nine titles and was in awe of his team’s performance as well as their perfect season.

“This is the most talented team I’ve ever coached, and it’s young talent,” Kimrey said. “This team has a great work ethic and desire to improve. We have eight underclassmen starting on defense. It’s a nice feeling to know that there is so much talent and that its still developing.”

While loaded with youthful talent, the senior leadership on the 2017 team was also a strength. That leadership started with senior quarterback Corbett Glick, who started for the last two seasons after transferring from Heathwood Hall.

Glick was masterful during the 2017 season, throwing for 3,303 yards and 38 touchdowns. Glick has been named the 2017 Co-Mr. Football for SCISA by the High School Sports Report.

“Corbett is the most efficient quarterback I have coached,” Kimrey said. “He really is a special kid. He’s very smart and mature. He’s a high character kid and he is well-respected throughout the school, not just on this football team.”

Another key senior was receiver Lucas Prickett, who led the Skyhawks in receiving with 72 catches for 1,429 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Anchoring the offensive line were seniors Porter Davies, Jonathan Dillon, Will Boggs and Thomas Love.

Three seniors started on defense but they were key leaders. Linebacker Henry Locke had 84 tackles, including eight for loss while linebacker Issac Mikell had 91 tackles, nine for loss and five sacks.

Ben Ginsberg was a starting end and finished with 75 tackles and seven sacks.

The underclassmen had plenty to say in Hammond’s 12-0 season as well. Sophomore Andre Wilson is a star of the future offensively. Wilson had 52 receptions for 790 yards and five touchdowns while also rushing for 448 yards and four touchdowns. Junior Hal Crosswell added 430 yards rushing while junior Cleo Canty had 454 receiving yards and six touchdowns. Canty also had five interceptions from the secondary.

 Sophomore Jordan Burch had 16 rushing touchdowns while posting 10 tackles for loss and six sacks as a defensive lineman. Another sophomore defensive lineman, Alex Huntley, had 61 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and seven sacks,

Hammond’s dominance this season is evident in the final numbers. The Skyhawks allowed just 13.5 points per game while forcing 29 turnovers. Hammond posted 68 tackles for loss and 34 sacks and yielded only 202 yards per game.

Offensively, Hammond averaged 447.8 yards per game while scoring 45.6 points per contest.

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