Career night for Hall as Huskies bounce back at Healdsburg

Submitted photo – The Huskies celebrate their big win at Healdsburg on Friday night.

Outside linebacker Quinn Hall scored a pair of defensive touchdowns on Friday night as the Fortuna Huskies returned to winning ways at Healdsburg.

Hall scored both of his TDs before the Fortuna offense even took the field, giving his team an early 13-0 cushion.

And that gave the Huskies the momentum they needed on the way to a 40-7 win over the Greyhounds that ended a two-game losing streak.

The first of Hall’s touchdowns came on a 27-yard pick six, and the second came a few minutes later just as the home team was threatening, when he scooped up a fumble and ran 70 yards to the end zone.

When the Fortuna offense finally did take the field in the second quarter, they ran the ball effectively all night, grounding out 309 yards on 34 carries, with 10 different players sharing the workload.

The ever-dangerous Jake Houseworth finished with a team-best 147 yards on 10 carries and scored on a 50-yard TD run.

Hall capped an all-around impressive night with 51 yards rushing on three carries, while Chandler Crenshaw added 24 yards and a TD on four carries, Hunter Kelley had 27 yards and a TD on four carries and Chance Crosswhite added 11 yards and a TD on three carries.

Lolo Payne also had three carries for 29 yards.

The Greyhounds were unable to sustain any drives until the fourth quarter, with Hall applying consistent pressure on their quarterback throughout the night.

Fortuna senior Kallen Barrote, who is playing high school football for the first time this fall, had a key interception to end a promising Healdsburg drive.

The Huskies improved to 5-2 with the win, while the Greyhounds remain winless at 0-5-1.

The Huskies will have a bye next week before kicking off the Big 4 at St. Bernard’s on Oct. 21 in one of the most anticipated games of the season here on the North Coast.

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