High School Sports

Cook runs past Central

ADEL -- The Cook Hornets ran away from Central on Friday night.

The Hornets churned out 490 rushing yards, scored six rushing touchdowns, had three players eclipse 100 yards rushing and surged to a 42-14 victory.

Central’s season ends at 5-6.

“I was proud of our focus in practice this week and just real proud of our effort,” Cook head coach Jon Lindsey said. “I thought we looked pretty well.”

Cook, which won its ninth straight game, will host a second-round game next week against Hart County.

The Hornets could enjoy a long postseason if their wing-T offense continues to be as strong as it was Friday. The Hornets (9-2) rushed for 318 first-half yards, had five players carry the ball and overwhelmed the Chargers’ defense for a 28-7 halftime advantage.

“We were a lot more physical than them. I thought on film we could be,” Lindsey said. “Our backs are getting back healthy again. Our O-line’s back healthy. I’m just proud of our guys. We’re pretty physical at times. It’s hard to match that.”