Young, talented Hanford Falcons set to run wild in 2016

2018 Media Coverage

Broadcast Dates

9/20 - at. Southridge - SWX TV - 7pm

10/19 - vs. Hermiston - SWX TV - 7pm

Broadcast notes:
• 610AM is KONA News radio based in Pasco.
• SWX can be found on channel 183 for Charter customers, or over the air on channel 25.3 in the Tri-Cities and 23.3 in Yakima. If you don't have access to the SWX channel through your TV provider, you can stream each game on the WatchSWX app.

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Gauthier keys Hanford’s victory over Kennewick

Not so fast

Just when it looked as though Hanford had sewn up the game after Gauthier’s 31-yard touchdown reception, Kennewick came right back. On the ensuing kickoff, Emmanuel KuKu burst down the left sideline 85 yards for a touchdown to cut the margin to 26-21 with 5:24 remaining.

After Hanford went three-and-out, Kennewick had a final possession to get the go-ahead score, as the crowd got anxious.

“We just got on each other and picked each other up,” Gauthier said.

On the fourth play of the drive, the Lions converted a fourth-down with a 22-yard pass play — the Lions’ biggest play from scrimmage on the night — from Templeton to Tucker Newman to keep the drive alive.

But three plays later, Gauthier stepped in front of the pass to end the comeback bid.

“Our defense did a great job tonight,” Jay said. “We stepped up and made some plays.”

Bursts of speed

Gauthier has been one of the top receivers in the league all season entering Friday’s game, tops in the MCC with 25 catches and second in receiving yards with 451.

After a relatively quiet first half that yielded just two catches for 61 yards and one rush for four yards, Gauthier used his track speed in the second half to break some big offensive plays.

With Hanford leading 13-7 at halftime, Gauthier gave the Falcons a 20-7 lead on a 16-yard touchdown catch from Garrett Horner with 4:27 left in the third quarter.

Horner finished the game 13-of-24 passing for 195 yards and two touchdowns.

Drezdyn O’Daol-Lyons led all rushers with 24 carries for 108 yards, including a spectacular leaping touchdown in the first half that gave Hanford a 13-7 lead.

Ronny Loomis led the Lions with 19 carries for 57 yards and a touchdown.

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