After a 1-2 start to the season, the Hinton football team is now 4-2 after starting their district schedule 3-0. The Blackhawks picked up that third win with a 44-0 win at MVAOCOU on Friday night.
Part of the struggles in the non-district schedule was getting settled in with who needed to carry the ball and how that was going to look in the offense. Once the Blackhawks were settled into that rhythm, head coach Kadrian Hardersen says that made his team able to adapt to challenges thrown their way.
The Blackhawk defense has been strong this season pitching their second shutout of the season on Friday night. Coach Hardersen says the defense simply does its job and executed their gameplan well.
It feels like Hinton is starting to get back to the brand of football that got them to the UNI Dome a little over a decade ago. That brand of football involves physicality and strength that Coach Hardersen is happy to be getting back to.
The job does not get any easier for Hinton who now gets to fight for a district title on Friday night when they welcome in OABCIG. The first goal was to make the playoffs which Hinton can check off their list. Coach Hardersen says this means the guys can move on to that next goal which would allow for a more desirable postseason path.
Kickoff between the Blackhawks and Falcons will be at 7:00 PM on Friday night in Hinton.