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

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

They answered the call

H-M-S wins defensive battle with South O'Brien

 

September 15, 2022

MIKE PETERSEN/SENTINEL-NEWS

JR Araiza brings down Grant Wagner to prevent South O'Brien from gaining a first down.

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn stayed true to its identity while South O'Brien showed some new wrinkles when the two teams clashed Sept. 9 at Peterson Field in Hartley.

The Wolverines had some success throwing the football but it was not enough to offset the Hawks' physical style of play. The result was a 22-6 win that keeps H-M-S atop the Class A District 1 standings.

"I thought we played very physical. Our physicality is what we asked our kids to do," said Hawk coach Jay Eilers. "Just proud of our kids, of the way we stepped up. I felt we were in some tough positions a couple of times, but each t...



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