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


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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