Hubley, Deasey and Green turn in fine seasons for Hornets
By Steven Hoffman
Ryan Hubley’s record-breaking career with the Oxford football team reached a conclusion last Friday night as the Hornets wrapped up the 2014 schedule.
Hubley spent the season rewriting the record books, finishing with 93 catches and more than 1,400 receiving yards. He scored 19 touchdowns, including seven in one memorable game against Kennett.
According to Oxford officials, Hubley finished as the Ches-Mont League’s all-time leader in receptions, and he fell just short of the county record for receiving yards. He was the heart and soul of the Oxford team, performing at an elite level as a wide receiver and as a safety. He also very capably handled punting duties for the Hornets.
“Ryan is a special player, obviously” said Oxford head coach Mike Pietlock. “I’ve only been a coach at Oxford for five years. I’ve seen Hubley for the last four years. If he’s not the best player in school history, I want to see the tapes on the player who is.”
Hubley’s accomplishments will certainly be remembered for a long time by Oxford football fans. He was never the biggest, fastest, or strongest player on the field yet, during the course of a game, he always found ways to make plays and have an impact on the game.
He helped Oxford’s offense reach new heights in 2014, even if the productivity wasn’t reflected in the team’s record at the end of the season.
“It was obviously a very strange season,” Pietlock said. “This is probably the most productive offense, in terms of total yardage, that Oxford has ever had.”
Running back Zach Deasey, a senior was an important part of that offense. Deasey rushed for 1,062 yards and scored five touchdowns. He was a consistent performer throughout 2014.
“Zach is a very good kid,” Pietlock said, “and he’s a good back for our kind of offense.”
Oxford quarterback Dan Green rewrote some school records, too. He had 193 completions and passed for 2,451 yards and 27 touchdowns—all thought to be school records, though officials were still researching that.
Green posted those impressive numbers even though he is just a junior.
“Dan had a really good year for us,” Pietlock said. “He went to work in January and he did what we had to do to improve his game. We definitely look forward to having him back next season.”