By Rob Tetro
The Hannibal varsity football team concluded the season with an impressive win over Onondaga Oct. 23 in its crossover game.
Hannibal finishes the 2013 season with a 1-7 overall record.
After jumping out to a 14-6 lead during the first quarter, the Warriors put the game out of reach during the second and third quarters. Hannibal scored 28 unanswered points en route to a 42-14 win over Onondaga.
Onondaga took a 6-0 lead after returning the opening kickoff 96 yards for the score. Then Hannibal took over.
Later in the first quarter, Hannibal took a 7-6 lead when quarterback Trevor Alton ran for a 1-yard touchdown. Before the first quarter concluded, Tim Webber scored on a run from 15 yards out to give The Warriors a 14-6 lead.
Hannibal kept piling it on during the second quarter. Early in the second quarter, Tim Webber ran for a 41-yard touchdown to expand the Warriors lead to 21-6.
Just before halftime, Hannibal struck again. Trevor Alton tossed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Tim Webber to give The Warriors a 28-6 halftime lead.
Early in the third quarter, Christian Knox muscled his way in from 2 yards out to expand Hannibal’s lead to 35-6. Later in the third quarter, Greg Hadcock caught a 59-yard touchdown pass from Trevor Alton to give the Warriors a 42-6 lead.
Onondaga added a late score to cut Hannibal’s lead to 42-14 before the game ended.
Leading the way for Hannibal was Trevor Alton, who completed 8 out of 12 passes for 185 yards with 2 touchdowns and an interception. Following Alton was Greg Hadcock with 3 catches for 121 yards and a touchdown. Tim Webber caught 2 passes for 24 yards and a touchdown. Zach Janes, Connor McNeil and Charlie McCraith combined for 3 receptions for 40 yards for Hannibal.
The Warriors leading rusher was Tim Webber, who ran for 84 yards on 8 carries and 2 touchdowns. Following Webber was Greg Hadcock with 5 rushes for 31 yards. Dustin Ouellette, Brandon Wolfe, Logan Scott and Connor McNeil combined for 28 yards on 4 carries. Christian Knox had 7 rushes for 17 yards and a touchdown. Trevor Alton ran for 1 yard and a touchdown on 1 carry for Hannibal.
Defensively, the Warriors were led by Christian Knox, who had 9 tackles and is credited with a sack. Following Knox was Dustin Ouellette with 7 tackles. Greg Hadcock, Zach Janes, Tim Webber and Nathan Welling had 5 tackles each. Welling is also credited with a sack.
Hadcock is also credited with a fumble recovery. Zachary Hartraft, Devon Weldin, Charlie McCraith and Austin Mattison had 4 tackles each. Devon Weldin is also credited with a sack. McCraith is also credited with a fumble recovery. Sean Lange, Jacob Whitcomb, Ryan Weldin and Dennis Spaulding had 2 tackles each. Ryan Weldin is also credited with a sack. While Connor McNeil, Brandon Wolfe, Logan Scott and Robbie Hillman combined for 4 tackles for Hannibal.