By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Field position, turnover are 'deal-breakers'

Late scores in each half send Jays past H-M-S, 16-8


October 19, 2023


Running back James Gellerman scores H-M-S's lone touchdown against Gehlen Catholic Friday night. He finished with 174 yards on 31 carries.

Teams whose offenses are predicated on controlling the line of scrimmage battled in the wind and rain Friday night at Peterson Field. Gehlen Catholic would win the fight, scoring a late touchdown in each half to hand Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn a 16-8 loss.

H-M-S landed the first blow, scoring on a 60-yard run by James Gellerman.

"We were able to run power early," Hawk coach Jay Eilers noted. "I thought James did a great job. I felt like they had somebody there second level, and James just made a guy miss. From then on we snuck that right out the front door and got down there."

Eilers credited good...

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