It's all about winning as the War Hawks prep for homecoming


ABILENE, Texas - The McMurry War Hawks are limping into homecoming this week after the offense showed flashes of greatness in its first home loss of the year to Texas Lutheran.

Freshman Vincent James had a coming out party, tossing the pigskin for 370 yards and a couple scores in the game - his first start in replacing injured Kevin Hurley.

"I mean, us scoring 21 points you know, and Vince getting 370 passing yards -- it just shows you how good we can really be," said Sophomore WR Eriel Dorsey on Wednesday.

But again, mistakes marred the result they wanted and now, with a big weekend ahead against Belhaven, the 1-4 War Hawks say the potential is there - and there's no more excuses.

"We're really not expecting a whole lot of change in what they [Belhaven] do, maybe a few wrinkles here and there," said head coach Lance Hinson. "But I don't care if you're playing Belhaven or Oklahoma Panhandle or UMHB -- the goal is to go out and win the game. I'm looking for us to win the game - period."

And an update on freshman Jovann Jones, who was injured in Saturday's loss to TLU after taking a blow to the head on a kickoff return.

The impact, seeming to construe his neck, kept Jones on the ground, but he was able to move his extremities and would give a thumbs up in being carted off on a stretcher.

Coach Lance Hinson told KTXS on Wednesday that Jones suffered a C-5 compression fracture to his neck, and will be evaluated in the coming weeks by a doctor.

Once physically cleared to play, Hinson said it will be more of a family decision if Jones would play again.

Kickoff on Saturday in the homecoming game against Belhaven is slated for 12:30 p.m.

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