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E-Hawks To Host Hinton For Senior Night Contest

By Staff | Oct 13, 2016

PULL?IT?IN!?-- Emmetsburg’s Will Schany pulls in a pass during play against Alta-Aurelia in action last Friday night. The E-Hawks will observe Senior Night this Friday by hosting Hinton’s Blackhawks at Duane Twait Field. -- Dan Voigt photo

With just two weeks left in the regular season, Emmetsburg’s E-Hawks have the unenviable task of facing two of the toughest teams in Class 1A District One. This Friday, the foe will be the Blackhawks of Hinton, who will make their first trip to Duane Twait Field for the E-Hawks’ Senior Night.

The Blackhawks are a new member of the district, but not a stranger to the E-Hawks, as the two teams met in the opening round of the Post-season in 2015 at Hinton.

“Hinton will operate out of a 3-5-3 defense and they are a blitzing defensive team,”?noted Emmetsburg Head Coach Mike Dunlap.

According to Dunlap, Hinton is basically the same team, personnel-wise, as what the E-Hawks saw last fall, with the exception of a few players who graduated.

“On offense, they will be in double tight, double wing sets and will use the toss, sweep and throw all over the place. Their quarterback is returning from last year and is really talented.”

The Blackhawks come into Friday’s game with one loss to league-leading Western Christian, so Dunlap and the E-Hawks know what the challenge before them will be.

“They beat West Lyon pretty handily, and they have very talented players all across the board – offense, defense and special teams,”?Dunlap noted.

“For us on Friday, we are going to have to play assignment football on both sides of the ball,”?Dunlap said. “We have to be focused and ready to play.”

With Friday being Senior Night, the senior members of the E-Hawk Football team, as well as the Cross Country and Cheerleading squads, along with their parents, will be introduced prior to the game.