Tray Staten and Nehemiah Harris were just a couple of racehorses itching to break free from the starting gates.
After a stale first quarter, the Holly Springs running backs popped off a touchdown each just 14 seconds apart to ignite the Golden Hawks to a 48-10 thumping of visiting Jordan.
Both backs scored a pair of touchdowns as Holly Springs ran its record to 3-1 for the first time in school history.
The Golden Hawks led just 3-0 midway through the second quarter when Harris capped an 11-play, 73-yard drive with a three-yard touchdown burst. The ensuing kickoff was misplayed and fumbled away by the Falcons and recovered by Davis Stafford at the Jordan 12-yard line. Staten then carried the first snap to pay dirt and the quick strikes pushed the Holly Springs lead to 16-0.
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The backfield tandem combined for 165 yards and three scores in the first half alone.
Holly Springs found the end zone six times on eight possessions during the middle two quarters.
Harris added a 41-yard scoring run while Staten scored his second of the night from four yards out. Quarterback Wade Johnson scampered in from three yards and Jason Missouri got in on the act with a 17-yard touchdown run on a drive set up by a 59-yard kickoff return by Broderick Taylor.
Josh Howard drilled a pair of field goals for Holly Springs, including a 40-yarder with leg to spare.
Of the Golden Hawks’ 300 yards of total offense, 259 came on the ground.
The running game went quite the other way for the Falcons, who lost starting running back David McPhail to injury early in the first quarter. Factoring in a 26-yard loss on a botched snap during a punt and a series of Matthew Gampe sacks, Jordan actually finished with minus-12 rushing yards for the game.
Jordan found the end zone with a 21-yard pass from Gampe to Picasso Keaton that trimmed the Holly Springs lead to 16-7.
The Golden Hawks got a big touchdown from Harris when he scored from 41 yards out with just 44 seconds left in the first half to give Holly Springs a 24-7 lead at the break.
Staten finished with 103 yards on 17 carries while Harris went for 93 yards on just eight totes.
Keaton was the impact player offensively for the Falcons, hauling in six catches for 64 yards.