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

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Same score, different path to second win over MMCRU

Hawks overcome slow start to earn playoff victory

 

October 22, 2020

MIKE PETERSEN/SENTINEL-NEWS

Hawk quarterback Kooper Ebel gets outside of the defensive containment to gain good yardage against the Royals.

Having defeated MMCRU by a 62-0 margin in the regular season, the chances that Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn could duplicate that score in the first round of the Class A football playoffs seemed remote. But the Hawks did just that, handing MMCRU a 62-0 loss Friday night at Peterson Field.

The path to H-M-S's first playoff win since 2010 was slightly different than the regular season meeting with the Royals. In the first quarter of the September 25 contest, H-M-S scored on "drives" of two, one, two and five plays. While only needing three plays to score their first touchdown in Friday's playoff gam...



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