[By Joe Elerson, Athens Daily Review]

ATHENS -- The Athens Hornets found a way to dominate the Rusk Eagles on Friday at Bruce Field in a 55-23 victory over the Rusk Eagles.

“I am very pleased with the way they played. I thought they kept their composure tonight,” Athens coach Paul Essary said. “We got up and they made some big plays and we did not get down. We stayed focused and I thought we did a good job of overcoming.”

With the victory, the Hornets are now 2-2 overall. They wrap up non-district Friday with a road trip to Waco Robinson.

Kickoff for the game is set for 7:30 p.m.

Athens had 640 yards of rushing offense against Rusk as four backs went over 100 yards rushing on the night.

“They got after it and I am pleased with the way they got after it tonight,” Essary said. “They are playing up the level that they should be playing.”

Athens was led by senior Logan Fuller with 17 carries for 200 yards and three touchdowns.

Brandon Boyd had 11 carries for 154 yards, Travon Fuller had seven carries for 111 yards and Jeremy Bateman had five carries for 103 yards.

Boyd was 2-of-5 passing for 43 yards with one interception.

Both of his completions went to Travon Fuller.