The Macomb Hornets earned their second win of the season with a 49-20 whipping of the visiting Oklahoma Christian Academy Eagles Friday night. Running back Ryan Howard torched the Eagle defense with four scores, three of which were registered from long distance.


The Macomb Hornets earned their second win of the season with a 49-20 whipping of the visiting Oklahoma Christian Academy Eagles Friday night. Running back Ryan Howard torched the Eagle defense with four scores, three of which were registered from long distance.
He scored on runs of 1 yard, 24 yards and 65 yards and the fourth came on a 36-yard pass from quarterback John Wilson.
The Macomb defense was equally impressive, holding the OCA offense to 266 yards of total offense.
“This is the best game Macomb has ever played,” said the Hornets’ head coach Tommy Price. “We put a solid game together on both sides of the ball tonight.”
On offense, the Hornets came at the Eagles with a balanced attack. Macomb rushed for 203 yards while throwing for 118. Wilson was 10-for-19 through the air while Howard rushed the ball 12 times for 119 yards.
Macomb scored two touchdowns in the first 12 and a half minutes of the game to take a 13-0 lead. OCA answered with two scores of their own to cut the deficit to 13-12 with 5:22 left in the half.
That’s when Howard put the Hornets on his back and on the next Macomb play from scrimmage, the shifty runner gashed OCA for a 65-yard run and the home team never looked back.
Macomb added another score with one second left in the half to take a 27-12 lead into the break.
The Hornets scored three more touchdowns in the second half to build the lead to 49-12 with 3:01 left in the game. Howard grabbed his fourth score of the night on the first of the second-half scores before Tony Mercer picked of an Eagle pass and bolted for 82 yards. Hunter Ennis scored the final touchdown for the Hornets on a 37-yard run around the right side.
 OCA scored a final touchdown on the Macomb reserves with 1:42 left in the game.
Macomb improves to 2-6 overall and 2-5 in District B-2 play. The Hornets will travel to face Fox next Friday night.