The homecoming celebration began earlier than expected for the South Hamilton starters Friday night at Taylor Field.The fun began 13 or 14 minutes early, if you want to put a number to it. After a showcase of dominant football, the Hawks were able to clear the sideline and let the reserves join the party late in the third quarter and for the entire fourth quarter in their 45-22 dismantling of Class 1A District 3 rival West Fork on a near-perfect late September evening. South Hamilton (4-1, 2-1) built a 45-6 advantage heading into the final period and a pair of late touchdowns by the Warhawks (1-4, 0-2) did nothing to dampen the team's mood. Offense, defense, special teams - you name it and the Hawks dominated. Senior defensive back Trevor Ullestad thrust himself to the top of the state's interception leaderboard - regardless of class - with three picks of West Fork quarterback Spencer Halloran. Ullestad now has six on the season.South Hamilton's offense had no problems moving the ball. The Hawks racked up 395 yards of total offense, 303 of which came on the ground. Quarterback Matt Hislop only aired the ball out six times; he completed three passes for 92 yards and one touchdown - a 45-yard strike to Ullestad on the opening play of the second quarter that pushed the Hawks' advantage to 13-0.Tailback Devin Howard did the brunt of the damage, as he sliced up the Warhawks' defense for 184 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Sam Waid added 59 yards on seven totes and Andy Cook picked up 43 yards on seven carries.
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