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


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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