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E-Hawks To Face Pocahontas Area Indians This Friday

By Staff | Oct 15, 2015

I’LL?TAKE?THAT! - Emmetsburg’s Ethan Thompson intercepted a pair of Eagle Grove passes last Friday night in the E-Hawks 27-6 win over the Eagles. -- Dan Voigt photo

The final regular season road game for Emmetsburg’s E-Hawks will be just a hop, skip and a jump down Highway Four to Pocahontas this Friday night, but the game has big implications.

For starters, the E-Hawks have won each road game they’ve played this season, and secondly, the Indians of Pocahontas Area are tied with St. Ansgar for the District lead, with the E-Hawks in third place.

For the E-Hawks, the Indians come into Friday’s contest with a senior- dominated lineup, as 10 of 11 starters on the offense are seniors, along with one junior. That experience appears to have been paying off for Pocahontas Area so far this season.

“They are senior laden on both sides of the ball,”?noted Emmetsburg Head Coach Mike Dunlap. “On the offense, they are a doubles trap, counter trey team, and on defense, they use a 4-4 that looks alot like a 6-2. Overall, they are a very talented offensive team.”

The seniors, who have played together as a unit since they were sophomores, are a concern for Dunlap. “They are very experienced on both sides of the football.”

The E-Hawk mentor liked many things that he saw from his club during last Friday’s Homecoming win over Eagle Grove.

“I thought we continued to improve on both sides of the ball,”?Dunlap admitted.

“We played really hard, but we need to continue to improve on all aspects of our game.”

with the regular season winding down, the next two games are good measures of the team’s growth during the season.

“We’re continuing to clean up the technical things and assignment problems, which is good to see this time of the year,”?Dunlap noted. “We just have to play our game Friday night.”