By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Playing the game the right way

Physicality gives Hawks a chance to earn first win


September 28, 2023


James Gellerman high steps into the end zone for a two-point conversion after H-M-S's second touchdown against the Panthers.

When an athletic team is struggling to win games, any "firsts" are important. Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn achieved some of those during its Homecoming game on Sept. 22.

H-M-S scored the initial touchdown, led at half time and led at the end of the third quarter – all for the first time this season. But those accomplishments were not enough as Kingsley-Pierson scored twice in the final period to earn a 34-24 win.

The Hawks' early success was due to the style of football they played.

"I thought that was an exceptionally physical football game because there were two teams out there playing the ga...

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