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Hinton Football is Hungry for Success in 2022

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The Hinton Blackhawks have won just two games in the last two seasons. This usually doesn’t bode well for players to be excited and energized for practice the next season. That’s not the case in Hinton. Head Coach Kadrian Hardersen says he’s seeing a rejuvenated Hinton program that’s hungry to make noise in Class A.

The Blackhawks had only five seniors graduate from last year’s team allowing them to bring back a lot of key guys. Those key guys come back in a lot of the skill positions like wide receiver, running back, and more. Coach Hardersen says it’s nice because everyone know what to expect from those guys after playing with them last year.

One position on offense that remains up in the air is the quarterback position. Now-senior quarterback Glen Carlson was unable to play the entirety of last season due to persistent injuries leaving a door for now-sophomore quarterback Gabe Anderson to come in and play well manning the offense. Coach Hardersen says that now has led to a position battle developing in camp. However, it isn’t like most position battles as both guys want the other to be successful. Hardersen says this can really have a positive impact on the rest of the team.

On defense, the Blackhawks weren’t pleased with their sub-par results last season. Hinton allowed 44 points per game, and Coach Hardersen says that meant some changes needed to be made before this season.

The Blackhawks will waste no time getting right into the thick of things in week one. Hinton opens up with a Woodbury Central team who finished last year in the UNI-Dome losing to the eventual state runner-up in Grundy Center. Coach Hardersen says this game will be a good gauge of where they’re at to start the season.

Kickoff between the Blackhawks and the Wildcats will be at 7:00 PM on Friday night in Moville.

Click below to check out our full interview with Hinton head football coach Kadrian Hardersen.