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

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

West Hancock wins battle of Top 10 teams

Eagles rush for 354 yards in 20-6 defeat of H-M-S

 

October 7, 2021

MIKE PETERSEN/SENTINEL-NEWS

Keaton Graves drives forward after catching a pass in the Hawks' loss to West Hancock.

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn knew what was coming when West Hancock had the football, but that didn't make it easy to stop them.

Class A's No. 1-ranked team rushed for 354 yards on 66 attempts while preventing H-M-S [No. 10] from having any offensive consistency during a 20-6 win last Friday at Britt.

Hawk coach Jay Eilers was most disappointed that his players' hard work and effort didn't pay off with a victory.

"We came here to win and we didn't quite get it," he said afterward.

The Hawks did not touch the ball until the 5:47 mark of the first quarter, but it took them just one play to take a 6...



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