Two fourth quarter interceptions sealed the Hornet football team’s fate last Saturday as they lost at Northwest Missouri 42-28. The Hornets went into the fourth quarter with a 28-28 tie with the #6 Bearcats in Maryville. However, quarterback Tyler Eckenrode was intercepted twice in which both picks resulted in a touchdown. The loss drops the Hornets record to 5-3 on the season with three games left to play.
With two more victories, the team would qualify for a postseason bowl game. If the team were to win out their remaining games, the Hornets would qualify for the playoffs for the first time under Coach Garrin Higgins.
The Hornets are back at home Saturday for ESU’s homecoming game when they take on Truman set to be broadcast as the MIAA Network Game of the Week. Kick-off is set for 2:20 p.m. at Welch Stadium.