Holly Springs wins first game of the season with a trip to Durham Jordan

CorrespondentSeptember 20, 2013 

CORRECTION: Quarterback Will Forrestal's statistics contained a typographical error. He was 3-5 for 118 yards. Correction made at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.

DURHAM -- Another Southwest Wake Athletic Conference team benefited from what has resulted in the friendly confines of Durham Jordan’s Claude Curry Stadium as Holly Springs beat Durham Jordan Friday night 43-12 on the Falcons’ field.

Jordan (1-4) dropped its third straight contest – all to SWAC teams. Green Hope won at Jordan two weeks ago and Jordan fell at Panther Creek last week.

Holly Springs’ victory ended a streak of three straight frustrating losses to open the season for a club that believes it is better than its 1-3 record.

“It’s a great to get a win,” Holly Springs coach Will Orbin said. “A win is a win. We didn’t execute very well in the second half, but it’s hard to play well after you get up 43-0. This was a great win that helps us to get ready for conference play.”

The Golden Hawks emptied their bench in the second half after gaining 307 total yards in the first half. They finished the night with 451.

Sophomore running back Tray Staten, a 5-foot-11, 185-pounder, led Holly Springs with 13 carries for 151 yards and two rushing touchdowns that of 4 and 7 yards.

Kelvin Wilson, a 6-3, 200-pound senior, needed only three carries for 147 yards and one touchdown as he scored on an 86-yard TD run. His 23-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter on a pass from quarterback Will Forrestal accounted for the Golden Hawks’ only second half points. He had 170 total yards.

Forrestal completed 3 of 5 passes for 118 yards and two touchdown tosses. His other TD pass was a 49-yarder to Jordon Kornegay. The senior QB also scored on a 1-yard run.

The game could have turned ugly, but Holly Springs’ players kept their composure on a night Jordan was flagged nine times for personal fouls.

“We just told them to keep their poise and not retaliate,” Orbin said. “Just get back up and play football. I was very proud of them.”

Jordan’s touchdowns came against Holly Springs’ backup defensive players.

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