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

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Missed opportunities haunt Hawks in district opener

Turnovers, penalties are costly in loss to South O'Brien


September 17, 2020


Dawson Schiphoff gets outside the South O'Brien defense to gain good yardage early in the Hawks' game on Sept. 11.

Mistakes and missed opportunities eventually caught up with Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's football team during a 20-12 loss to South O'Brien on Sept. 11 at Peterson Field. The game marked the beginning of Class A District 1 play for both teams.

Since the Hawks scored all their points in the first half and the Wolverines' all came in the final quarter, it might seem that each team won a half. But Hawk coach Tyler Horkey didn't see it that way.

"It wasn't a tale of two halves," he said. "We made so many mistakes."

Whether it was fumbles (3), interceptions (4) or penalties (13 for 115 yards), the n...

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