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

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

One hurdle they could not clear

H-M-S loses to West Hancock in quarterfinal round of Class A playoffs

 

November 11, 2021

MIKE PETERSEN/SENTINEL-NEWS

Nick Bronstad (75) carries off the state participation trophy with fellow seniors Brenton Thomas (7) and Wyatt Borden (77) following H-M-S's loss to West Hancock.

Once again, West Hancock proved to be Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's nemesis.

After eliminating H-M-S from last year's Class A football playoffs on their way to a state title and winning this year's regular season matchup in non-district play, West Hancock parlayed big plays on offense and a stifling defense into a 27-0 win in quarterfinal action on Nov. 5 at Britt.

Unlike the non-district game on Oct. 1 when West Hancock had several double-digit play drives, H-M-S's defense did not allow any possessions of more than eight plays.

"I think our kids did a good job with defensive alignment and assig...



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