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Pink power couldn't prevail.

The Hixson Wildcats wore pink socks in their football game Friday night as part of the "Pink Out" to support the MaryEllen Locher Breast Cancer Center.

But Soddy-Daisy subdued the celebration by beating Hixson 26-0.

"They flat-out beat us and we're not a very good football team," Hixson coach Houston White said. "We're not tackling well, we're not blocking up front, we gave up way too many plays and compounded that with personal-foul penalties."

Soddy-Daisy running back Cedric Edwards had 146 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries, and quarterback Trevor Card had 61 rushing yards and a touchdown.

The Trojans (1-1) struck first on a 3-yard plunge by Edwards, which was set up by a 43-yard Card scamper.

The Wildcats went three-and-out before Soddy-Daisy went on an eight-play drive that Jake Ables punctuated with a 4-yard push over the goal line. The usual linebacker extended the Trojans' lead to 12-0 with 7:41 to go in the first half.

"He touches the ball out of our jumbo package once in a blue moon," Card said of Ables, who also made three sacks.

The Wildcats were struggling in the first half - including just 2 yards in the first seven minutes of the second quarter, and four personal-foul penalties - before Talon Harris recovered a fumble by Card with 4:41 to go in the half. The Wildcats marched to the 16-yard line before they failed to covert on fourth down with 30 seconds left in the half.

Soddy-Daisy opened the second half with an onside kick and recovered, but the Trojans couldn't take advantage and were forced to punt.

"It was a no-brainer because we saw them line up at the 45 and our defense had been stout," said Soddy-Daisy coach Kevin Orr, whose team allowed just 86 first-half yards.

But they remained aggressive and passed for 60 yards on their next drive, which Edwards finished with a 3-yard run. A two-point conversion gave Soddy-Daisy a 20-0 lead. Card scored from 2 yards out on the last play of the third quarter to cap the scoring at 26-0.

"I felt like we had them figured out by the third quarter," Orr said. "We understood what they were doing to us, and we started doing different stuff."

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