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Big Or Small, Hackett Plans To Conquer Them All

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On August 20, the Sr High Hackett Hornets loaded up their gear and headed to Charleston for a small-town football scrimmage. During the energetic eye-catching match-up, the Hornets flew through each play against the Tigers with ease and finesse.

Although the final score was 21-14 Charleston, Hackett never let up with their intensity on the field. “I thought we did a lot of good things,” says Head Coach, Michael Meador. “We showed some flashes throughout the game but we need to be more consistent.”

Making some big runs for the Hornets was Fischer Shipman and Weston Winters. Ethan Slavens went downhill bringing the wood on some opposing players. Blocking Charleston’s powerhouses better than a beaver dam in a river was senior high newbie, Mason Oelke. Once in open space, Avery Hester proved what a challenge it was going to be to take him down in future games. And clogging the gaps upfront on defense better than hair in a drain was Briar Goines.

Up next for the Sr High Hornets is the highly anticipated faceoff against the Mansfield Tigers. The action gets started on August 29 as the Hornets take to the field in Tiger territory. When it comes to playing the Tigers, Coach Meador adds, “We are going to have to get better at tackling and executing on both sides of the ball against Mansfield.” 

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