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

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Preparation pays off in a big way

Hawks build big lead, then hold off Tri-Center for playoff victory

 

October 28, 2021

MIKE PETERSEN/SENTINEL-NEWS

Blocking such as this by Keevyn Jacobsma (85) and Adam Schierholz (71) helped Connor Dodd rush for 300 yards and score six touchdowns during H-M-S's playoff win over Tri-Center.

Good preparation translated into positive results for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in its Class A first-round playoff matchup with Tri-Center on Oct. 22. The Hawks built a 44-point lead in the second half and went on to earn a 70-54 win at Peterson Field.

Hawk coach Jay Eilers credited players and coaches with being ready for the highest-scoring playoff contest in program history.

"Our kids practiced at an amazingly high level," Eilers noted. "Our coaches do a tremendous job on film breakdown and we're going to continue to try to put our kids in the best positions available, and then they prove u...



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