By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Quick strike versus 'ground and pound'

West Sioux wins battle of contrasting offensive styles


September 1, 2022


Trenton Vollink (6) goes high and Kooper Ebel (11) goes low to bring down West Sioux's Carter Bultman in the season-opener on Aug. 26.

Friday night's football season opener between highly-rated West Sioux and Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn at Hawarden was a stark contrast in offensive approaches.

West Sioux (Class 1A No. 2) scored six touchdowns and none of those drives lasted more than 2-1/2 minutes. The Hawks (Class A No. 3), on the other hand, had two scoring drives with a combined 38 plays that took over 21 minutes of game time.

Hawk coach Jay Eilers felt the 38-18 loss came down to a few key moments.

"High school football comes down to seven plays," he observed. "We never know when those seven plays are, but how those seven play...

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