Ethan Sons

Huntland's Ethan Sons runs down the field with the ball in this file photo from earlier in the season. Sons caught a touchdown pass and returned a punt for a touchdown for the Hornets on Thursday in their 20-12 loss to South Lincoln Middle School.

The Huntland Middle School Hornets lost to the South Lincoln Eagles 20-12 at Lincoln County High School on Thursday in a conference bowl game to end their season.

The Hornets held a lead at halftime, but couldn’t get their offense going in the second half as they ended the year with a loss.

Both touchdowns for the Hornets came in the first half with the first being on a touchdown pass from DaShuan Reynolds to Ethan Sons.

The second touchdown would also be scored by Sons as he returned a punt for a score.

The Hornets led 12-8 at halftime.

The Eagles controlled the ball for a majority of the second half as they took the lead with a pair of touchdowns.

The Hornets had one more chance to tie the game late, but their final drive would end in an interception to seal the loss.

With the loss, the Hornets finished their season with a record of 5-4.

Huntland head football coach Mike Jernigan said that his team this year was filled with hard-working players and he is looking forward to seeing what they can accomplish next year.

“Our expectations are high for next year with several players returning,” Jernigan said.

Following the conclusion of the season, the Hornets had four players named to the all-conference team as well as five honorable mentions for that team.

Landon Kerr, Trace Kilpatrick, Harlan Pitts and Reynolds were named to the all-conference team.

Grant Morris, Evan Keller, Zeier Golden, Avery Foster and Tyrese Stovall were named as honorable mentions.