Thunderbirds bring momentum, Hornets hope to build some

Josh Mosley/FULTON SUN photo
Fulton sophomore running back Kegan Lee shifts past a pair of defensive teammates during the Hornets’ walk-through practice Thursday at Robert E. Fisher Stadium. The Hornets (1-6) start Class 3, District 6 play tonight against the visiting North Callaway Thunderbirds.

Josh Mosley/FULTON SUN photo Fulton sophomore running back Kegan Lee shifts past a pair of defensive teammates during the Hornets’ walk-through practice Thursday at Robert E. Fisher Stadium. The Hornets (1-6) start Class 3, District 6 play tonight against the visiting North Callaway Thunderbirds. Photo by John Inman.

The Fulton Hornets and North Callaway Thunderbirds both picked up their first wins of the season on Sept. 16.

Fulton notched its victory on the road in a 10-8 North Central Missouri Conference triumph over the Marshall Owls. Meanwhile, North Callaway rolled to a 37-12 triumph at Hallsville.

Since then, the two have been teams trending in opposite directions. The Thunderbirds have won two in a row and three of their last four, while the Hornets have dropped their last three games by a combined 150-26.

And yet both can seemingly hit the reset button on their seasons starting tonight. Fulton and North Callaway — seperated by a little less than 10 miles — square off at Robert E. Fisher Stadium in the first game of Class 3, District 6 play. Kickoff is at 7.

The Thunderbirds, last year’s district runner-up and a 42-14 winner over the Hornets, come into tonight’s game with a 3-4 record and are fresh off a 26-21 win at Brentwood last week. North Callaway totalled season-bests in total offense (481 yards) and rushing yards (332), including a career-high 171 yards and two touchdowns from junior wingback Levi Morland.

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