By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Experience may be the best teacher

H-M-S loses football opener to West Sioux, 51-7


August 31, 2023


Running back Jr Araiza fights for extra yardage during H-M-S's 51-7 season-opening loss to West Sioux.

If an athletic field is an extension of the classroom, then the opening game of the 2023 football season could be a valuable learning experience for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn.

H-M-S came out on the short end of a 51-7 score at West Sioux on Aug. 25. However, Hawk coach Jay Eilers said what was learned could be a building block for the season.

"I think it starts with confidence, and I think that confidence comes from experience," he said. "We had quite a few young men raise their hand, 'Hey, this is the first varsity game I've played in my career,' so I think that confidence has to come from th...

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