Friday, October 14, 2011
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.