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Tharptown blanks Mars Hill

Tharptown’s Shawn Hines sinks the extra point kick during Friday’s game against Mars Hill.
Tharptown’s Shawn Hines sinks the extra point kick during Friday’s game against Mars Hill.

By Bart Moss

For the FCT

Heath Hatton and Allen Gaston teamed up for an explosive night in Tharptown’s 28-0 crushing of Mars Hill on Friday.

Hatton passed for 138 yards and threw two touchdowns. He also ran for 77 yards and a touchdown. Two of Hatton’s touchdown passes were to Allen Gaston who netted 126 receiving yards on three catches.

The Wildcats scored first on a 62-yard touchdown strike to Gaston. Shawn Hines added the point after to make the score 7-0.

Hatton capped off a 10-play, 72-yard drive with a two-yard touchdown run. Hines’ PAT made it 14-0.

Hatton and Gaston teamed up again just before the half with a 48-yard touchdown pass capping off an eight-play, 74-yard drive. Hines’ PAT made the score 21-0 at halftime.

Hines fell on a Tharptown fumble in the endzone to get his first touchdown of the year. He added his fourth straight PAT on the night to make the final score 28-0.

Hines accounted for 10 of the Wildcats’ 28 points on the night.

Tharptown still has an outside shot at a playoff spot with games remaining against Hatton and Red Bay.

Tharptown will host Hatton Friday night.

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