Lightning strikes in more ways than one
Explosive A-W offense, threatening weather decide Hawks' fate
September 21, 2023
Ominous storm clouds were a portent of what was to come during a Class A District 1 football game between Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn and Akron-Westfield on Sept. 15.
Akron-Westfield's offense struck like lightning, scoring on five consecutive first-half possessions. Then threatening weather forced suspension of the game. As conditions in the Akron area did not improve, it was decided to end the contest.
As a result, the half time score became the final score: Westerners 36, Hawks 8.
The loss was the fourth straight of the season for H-M-S.
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