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story.lead_photo.caption Hooks tight end Tommy Rigsby prepares to catch a pass Friday night as Elysian Fields wide receiver Montana Warren attempts to tackle him during their game at Rabbit Stadium in Atlanta, Texas. The Hooks Hornets lost to the Yellowjackets, 41-20. Photo by Kelsi Brinkmeyer / Texarkana Gazette.

ATLANTA, Texas — Hooks exited the playoff stage on Friday.

The Hornets (6-5) fell to Elysian Fields (10-2), 41-20, in a Class 3A, Div. II area round playoff football game at Atlanta High School's Rabbit Stadium.

A Hooks offensive lineman recovered the ball in the end zone, after an attempted Hornet quarterback sneak, for a touchdown with 8:08 to go in the fourth. The score made it a 14-point game, 34-20.

Quarterback Ryan Wilkerson ran in a 9-yard touchdown for Elysian Fields, and the kick was good to make it 41-20 with 6:08 left in the game.

Jackson Illingworth caught a 34-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Wilkerson as Elysian Fields extended its lead, 34-14, with 10:30 left in the game.

Elysian Fields took the lead on a 36-yard touchdown run with 4:06 to go in the third quarter, 20-14. The extra-point kick hit the goal post and was no good.

The Yellowjackets padded their lead on a 25-yard TD run with 20 seconds to go in the third.

A Hooks player carries the ball as Elysian Fields players tackle him at their game Friday at Rabbit Stadium in Atlanta, Texas. Elysian Fields won, 41-20.
Photo by Kelsi Brinkmeyer/Texarkana Gazette.

The 2-point conversion was good on a pass, and Elysian Fields grabbed a 28-14 edge.

The Yellowjackets recovered a pair of Hornet fumbles and had an interception in the third.

TJ Rigsby made the biggest sack of the game when the Yellowjackets went for it on 4th and goal from the Hooks' 4-yard line in the first quarter, which ended in a scoreless tie after both teams played shutout defense.

Elysian Fields scored on an 11-yard pass to take a 6-0 lead with 9:06 left in the second quarter. The extra-point attempt went wide right.

David Johnson caught a 43-yard pass from Benji Johnson for Hooks with 5:16 to go in the second quarter. Kicker Matthew Hays made the PAT to give the Hornets a 7-6 lead. Johnson finished with 95 yards receiving on four grabs.

Ryan Wilkerson scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak with 1:10 until halftime and got a 2-point conversion to give the Yellowjackets a 14-7 edge. But Hooks was not finished.

Kielon Estell caught a 63-yard TD pass from Benji Johnson for the Hornets as time expired in the second quarter to knot the game at 14-all. Benji Johnson finished with 110 yards rushing on nine carries and threw for 224 yards on 10-of-20 passing. Estell finished with 93 yards receiving on three catches.

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