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E-Hawks Host Eagle Grove For Homecoming

By Staff | Oct 8, 2015

STROLLING?IN?FOR?SIX - Emmetsburg’s Thomas Schultes strolled into the end zone for six points in last Friday’s 34-20 win over Central Springs. The E-Hawks would use a pair of turnovers in the final quarter to earn the victory for a 3-3 overall mark and 2-1 district record. The E-Hawks will host Eagle Grove’s Eagles for Friday’s Homecoming game. -- Dan Voigt photo

Homecoming week is upon the E-Hawks of Emmetsburg this week, and for Friday’s Homecoming game, the Eagles of Eagle Grove will venture into the E-Hawks aerie.

On the surface, it looks like another Football Friday night as the 2015 regular season begins to wind down. However, with the added pressure of Homecoming, Friday’s game takes on a little extra meaning for the E-Hawks.

The distractions of Homecoming week activities enter into play, but for Coach Mike Dunlap’s team, the mission remains the same it has been all season long.

“We must eliminate the mistakes in all aspects of our game,”?Dunlap noted. “We need to continue to improve in all three aspects of our game, on the offense, on the defense and on special teams.”

Even though Eagle Grove is winless on the season, their record is not indicative of their capabilities, Dunlap noted.

“Eagle Grove operates out of the 4-4 defense, and they are a much-improved team from where they were last year,”?the E-Hawk mentor admitted. “On the offense, they are a spread offense, use the shotgun, and are a zone-read team.”

While the E-Hawks got an outstanding effort from Wes Schultes in last Friday’s game at Central Springs, an ankle injury just before the half will keep the senior out of this Friday’s game.

Despite that loss, the E-Hawks have players who are ready to step up and give a good accounting of themselves.

For this Friday, Dunlap’s key to the game is simple. “We will need to control the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball and play assignment football on every play.”

Game time for Friday’s Homecoming tilt will be 7 p.m. at Duane Twait Field.