The Hay Springs Football team suffered their second loss of the season to Mullen last Monday night. The Hawks suffered a serious loss on the second play of the game when standout running back Stevin Horrocks re-injured his foot. Horrocks has been hampered with a foot injury since the second game of the season.
After Horrocks was sidelined the Hawks struggled to get their offense going. The running game was not effective and the passing game failed to get the Hawks going. “We had the ball three times within their 10 yard line and failed to score all three times,” said Coach Jason Funk. “We really could not get our offense going.”
The defense for the Hawks also struggled again against the pass. Mullen has an outstanding tight end that was able to make crucial catches that keep them scoring. “Our defense played well against their powerful rushing attack, but we again failed to run effective pass coverage,” stated Funk.
With the loss Hay Springs drops to 4-2. Next up for the Hay Springs football team is Highway 20 rival Crawford. “Crawford always play us tough and I expect the same this year. This will be a great game for us and I pray we can rebound from a rough loss to Mullen,” said Funk. “Horrocks is questionable for the game, but other than him we are healthy. We really needed the week off to heal up.”
This week is homecoming for the Hawks and the kickoff is slated for 7 pm on Thursday. If you can’t make it to the game, go to www.sheridancountyjournalstar.net/videos to watch our live video broadcast of the game!