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E-Hawks Face Dangerous Foe

By Staff | Sep 16, 2010

The second week of district play looms large for the Emmetsburg E-Hawks on Friday night, as they travel south down Highway Four to renew an acquaintance with Pocahontas-Area/ Pomeroy-Palmer in Class 1A District Two play. The E-Hawks come into Friday’s game with a 3-0 mark on the year, while the Indians will enter the game looking for their first win of the campaign.

At first glance, one might think the contest could be a mis-match.

Not so, according to Emmetsburg Head Coach Mike Dunlap.

“The last time we played Pocahontas was in 2007 and we lost 20-0 to them,” Dunlap said. “For being 0-3, they are a very good football team. That record is very, very deceiving.”

The Indians lost their non-district match ups with South Central Calhoun and Bishop Garrigan and then opened the district slate last Friday with a 22-14 loss to South O’Brien.

“They will come at us in a 5/2 or a 4/4 defensive front,” Dunlap noted, “and on offense, they’ll work from the double wing and use the double toss, or they’ll be in the Power I or belly formation. The are as physical of a team as we’ll see all year.”

According to the E-Hawk mentor, the Indians will possess good speed, good quickness and good size.

Knowing what is ahead of them, the E-Hawks are coming off a solid district opening win over Sioux Central by a 69-6 margin. While the entire E-Hawk lineup got the opportunity to see playing time on Friday night, the E-Hawk mentor says there is still room for improvement for the 3-0 E-Hawks.

“We still need to continue to become a more disciplined football team,”?Dunlap stated. “That means in all phases of our game. Blocking, tackling, carrying out our assignments. We just need to continually improve to become a more poised and polished football team.”