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

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

The goal was to win

H-M-S earns second straight outright District 1 title


October 20, 2022


Isaac Schierholz (27) makes initial contact with Ian Blowe during the Hawks' game with the Westerners.

Winning the final game of the regular season would give Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn its second straight outright Class A District 1 championship. The Hawks achieved that goal, defeating Akron-Westfield, 41-8, on Oct. 14 at Peterson Field.

It's the first time in 25 years that H-M-S has won back-to-back district titles with unbeaten records. The Hawks topped the District 1 standings at 6-0 in 2021 and 2022.

"I'm extremely proud that we're [No. 1] in the district. I think that puts us in a great position moving forward in the second season, and that's going to be great for us," said Hawk coach Jay...

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