BY EASTON LEONARD –
On Friday, November 17th, Acorn basketball hosted Cutter-Morning Star for Homecoming Ceremonies at Acorn High School, during which senior Faith Hill was crowned as Homecoming Queen. Along with games and ceremonies, Acorn honored the late Mrs. Davis by dedicating the ‘old gym’ to her. Along with the old gym dedication, Acorn dedicated the track and field to long time successful Coach Keith Wilsey.
Prior to the senior high games, the Acorn and Cutter-Morning Star Jr. High boys teams matched up. The Jr. Eagles defeated Acorn 43-38.
The senior high boys teams took the court for the first senior high game of the night. In a fast paced first quarter, the Tigers outscored Cutter-Morning Star 21-18, to take a three point lead into the second. The Eagles inched a little closer in the second quarter, cutting Acorn’s lead down to one, to make the score 40-39 at halftime.
At halftime, Jeremiah Swint led the Tigers with 16 points, as number eleven, Brown, led Cutter-Morning Star with 16 points as well.
In the third quarter, the Eagles took the lead, outscoring Acorn 21-18, to take a two point, 60-58 lead in the final quarter of play. Both teams stayed close and went back and forth in the fourth quarter, and were tied 79-79 with 1.3 seconds left, when Cutter-Morning Star’s number thirty-three was fouled. The Eagles missed the first free throw, but made the second, and went on to defeat Acorn 80-79.
Number eleven Brown led the Eagles with 35 points on the night, while number thirty-three scored 15 points of his own, number three 14 points, number twenty-four 7 points, number twenty 5 points, and number twelve 4 points.
Jeremiah Swint led the Acorn Tigers with 40 points, as Cross Hughes added on 17 points, Brady Lyle 7 points, Matthew Chaney 6 points, Zak Abbott 5 points, and Jacob number thirteen and Brody number five 2 points each.
In the finale game, the senior high Lady Tigers and Lady Eagles matched up. Acorn started out with a hot hand, and outscored the Lady Eagles 18-3 in the first quarter of play. The Lady Tigers extended their lead from fifteen to twenty-eight in the second quarter, outscoring Cutter-Morning Star 22-9, to take a 40-12 lead into halftime.
At the half, Tori Barrett led the Lady Tigers with 10 points, as number four Fields led Cutter-Morning Star with 5 points.
In the third quarter, Acorn continued thumping the Lady Eagles, and outscoring Cutter-Morning Star 18-6, to take a forty point, 58-18, lead into the final quarter of play. Both Acorn and the Lady Eagles scored seven points each in the fourth quarter, keeping the Lady Tigers’ forty point lead in tact, and making the final score 65-25.
Number four Fields led the Lady Eagles with 10 points on the night, as number twenty Kinkaid added on 5 points, number forty-five Burks 3 points, number three Harris 2 points, and number ten Dix, number thirty-two Slick, and number twenty-one Scott 1 point each.
Tori Barrett led the Acorn Lady Tigers with 12 points, while Sophie Jackson scored 11 points, Homecoming Queen Faith Hill 10 points, Makayla Anderson and Sydney Crawford 7 points each, Lexi Powell and Gracie Hill 4 points each, Braxlie Strother and Makenna Goss 3 points each, and Meaghan Vaughn and Kendra Branson 2 points each.
Acorn’s Homecoming Court will be featured in the November 29, 2017 issue of THE POLK COUNTY PULSE…