Hazard’s playoff run took them to the State Championship and early on looked as if they were going to pull it all off. Hazard jumped out to a 7-0 1st quarter lead when Cory Smith ran the ball in from 7 yards out. Beechwood would take the momentum away with two 2nd quarter scores for a 14-7 halftime lead.
Aiden Justice would scamper 17 yards for a touchdown. Then Trevor Soward would punch it in from 1 yard out for Beechwood’s first lead of the game. Hazard would tie the game at 14 when Braxton Whitaker caught a 9 yard pass from Bailey Blair. Beechwood would claim the final lead of the game when Trevor Soward again punched the ball in from 1 yard out for a 21-14 lead. Hazard would come up short and turn the ball over on downs their final drive.