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

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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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