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E-Hawks To Host Lake Mills For Parents’ Night

By Staff | Oct 22, 2015

STOP?THE?RUN - Emmetsburg’s Mason Carrigan tackles a Pocahontas Area runner as teammates Robert Nelson middle, and Spencer Bird, at right, close in to back up the play. -- Dan Voigt photo

With the regular season finale` at hand this Friday night, the Emmetsburg E-Hawks will host the Bulldogs of Lake Mills for the annual Parents’ Night game. There’s nothing the E-Hawks would like better than to close out the regular season at home with a win.

However, the rigors of the season have left the E-Hawks in a bit of a spot with some injuries to key personnel. That, along with the challenge posed by Lake Mills, have E-Hawk Head Coach Mike Dunlap concerned for this Friday’s matchup.

“Lake Mills is a 4-4 defensive team,” Dunlap noted, “but on offense, they use a Pro set and they are also a spread offense team. When they use the spread, they will run traps and tosses that we will have to be ready for.”

Like all of the E-Hawks’ opponents this season, Lake Mills has good size and quickness across their lineup.

“They are a much better team than they were last season,”?Dunlap noted. “We’re going to have to really play our best game against them.”

According to Dunlap, a major key for the E-Hawks on Friday will be discipline.

“Our defense must be very disciplined and play our assignments,” Dunlap noted. “We have to continue to improve in all three aspects of our game, on offense, on defense and on the special teams.”

With some of the E-Hawks still hobbling after injuries, one noticeable absence come Friday will be Grant Deitering, who left last week’s game with concussion-like symptoms and is not expected to play this Friday.

“We will need to continue to clean up the technical things and assignment problems, and some people will have to step up this week,”?Dunlap noted. “We just have to play our game Friday night.”

The E-Hawks will pay tribute to their seniors and parents prior to the start of the contest, along with the senior Cheerleaders, Cross Country team members and the EHS?Marching Band members during the halftime of the contest.