Our varsity football team took on the Sparks Railroaders on their home turf last Friday, where our Hawks, unfortunately, caught their first loss of the season. Early in the game, the Railroaders were able to gain some traction after two consecutive touchdowns, ending the first quarter up 14 – 0. Throughout the rest of the game, there was an intense exchange of turnovers among both teams, where Sparks progressively managed to widen the score gap. The final score for the evening was 34 – 0.
“Obviously, losing is disappointing – but as we looked at the film we saw a lot of good things happening, but the mistakes we made are correctable that’s the important thing. It’s not like we were overmatched, they were just mistakes that we made,” says Head Coach Gravier.
Coach Gravier also acknowledges the importance of scrimmaging and the role it plays in preparing our athletes. “Not having a scrimmage hurt because usually, you can work those kinks out prior to your first game. Seeing the mistakes we made, knowing that they are fixable, those are the things we will focus on this week.”
This is Coach Graviers’ first year coaching Varsity Football here at Hug, where he recognizes the hard work our football athletes have put in, mentioning how, during the game, “we did see a lot of good things like the hustle. Our kids didn’t quit, they played hard until the very end of the game, and that’s one thing that we are really pleased about.”
Through constructive practices and hard work, our Hawks will prepare for their next battle against the Douglas Tigers, Friday, August 30th, on the Tigers’ home field.