KILN, MS (WLOX) - Hancock head coach Rocky Gaudin has his Hawks flying back under the win column. Junior quarterback Chase Fagan has been a key to Hancock's success.
Fagan has passed for 539 yards , 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. He's also an excellent runner, leading the Hawks with 390 yards rushing, with 4 TD's, netting 11.1 yards per carry.
Senior running back Shane Ladner has 221 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns. He's picking up 7.6 yards every time he touches the football.
Rocky Gaudin said,"A lot of the progress on the offense starts with the offensive line. We struggled there a little bit but have come around the last three or four weeks. We feel like we've done a real good job in coaching them up, our line coach has. But there's no doubt that Chase Fagan and Shane Ladner have done a good job in stepping up and doing some good things for us."
Shane Ladner added,"We've made a lot of changes. Started playing together as a unit, executing. That's pretty much our strengths."
Defensively, Geb Fricke a junior inside linebacker has piled up 22 tackles in three games. He's always around the football.
Defensively lineman Hunter Waltman and Carson Jordan have combined for 31 tackles and senior defensive backs Alex Feazelle and Austin Whavers add experience to the Hawks defense, a defense that has excelled the last two games.
Alex Feazelle said," Probably attitude, we just have a better attitude coming into the games. We're a little more focused in pre game."
Hancock and Bay High clash head-to-head Friday night at 7 in the Kiln.
"It's a rival game," stated Gaudin. "It's going to be real exciting. They are coming off two wins and we are also. It's truly a game where records don't matter. It's a question of who plays best that night."
Hancock opens Region 4-6A play September 27th at Ocean Springs.
The Bay High-Hancock confrontation will be one of the featured games on the Friday Night Football Showdown 10:35 p.m. on WLOX-ABC.