One hurdle they could not clear
H-M-S loses to West Hancock in quarterfinal round of Class A playoffs
November 11, 2021
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...