Fox Creek ends season with loss to H-K-T

The 2012 football season ended on a rough note Friday evening for Fox Creek High School in the form of a 48-13 beating at home against Hunter-Kinard-Tyler.

The Trojans, bound for the playoffs as the second-place team in Region 4-A, pulled away in the second quarter and never looked back, improving their record to 6-4 overall and 4-2 in the region.

Fox Creek (2-8, 1-5) gave up a touchdown to Brandon Hart midway through the first quarter but responded immediately, as Trey Mock passed to Terrance Hillary, who won a sprint to the end zone and tied the game on a 58-yard touchdown. The Predators, however, gave up five more touchdowns before scoring again.

Blake Crawford put Fox Creek back on the scoreboard with 2:02 left in the third quarter, as he got loose for a 34-yard scoring run.

"We lost to a great ball team," said Russell Schneider, Fox Creek's head coach. "We had highlights and good things happen, but right now we're not there, strength- and speed-wise."

Schneider and his assistants expressed some encouragement in the second half, crediting their players with not quitting despite being on the rough end of a lopsided score.

He credited his seven seniors, in particular, with a strong effort.

"A lot of young ones are going to be working hard," he said. "They believe in what we're doing, and we believe in what we're doing."