The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Zeroing in on the Pioneers

H-M-S shuts out Okoboji for third-straight year


September 3, 2020


Connor Dodd is about to bring down Okoboji ball carrier Austin Simpson. Dodd recorded three solo tackles in the Hawks' 28-0 win.

The total number of yards Okoboji gained Friday night against Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's defense would not have covered half a football field.

Okoboji rushed for 34 yards and passed for six to finish with a net gain of 40. The Hawk defense held Okoboji scoreless while the offense rolled up 320 yards to post a 28-0 season-opening win at Peterson Field.

H-M-S was ready for what Okoboji attempted to do offensively.

"We were prepared for Okoboji's offense all week. We got plenty of practice for that," Hawk coach Tyler Horkey said.

Tackle leaders were Lance Berends, four solo tackles and six assis...

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