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Colman-Egan Hawks Earn Perfection On Gridiron

The Hawks of Colman-Egan capped off a perfect season on the gridiron with a dominating performance over Herreid/Selby Area 58-6 in the 9B title game. Championship games being played at Dana J. Dykehouse Stadium in Brookings this season and the short drive made the Hawks seem right at home. They got the opening kickoff and marched down the field in 11 plays, getting a touchdown run from QB Nate Tolley (his first of four on the night) and the two point conversion was good, making it 8-0.

The Wolverines got the ball and on their first offense play of the game fumbled it away and the Hawks got a 33 yard touchdown run from Ryan Voelker the next play to make it 16-0 with the two-point conversion. The lone scoring drive for Herried/Selby Area came next, a 16 play 80 yard drive to make it 16-6 early in the second quarter. It was all Colman-Egan after that.

The Hawks would score three more times in the first half, two touchdown runs from Voelker and one from Tolley, to take a 38-6 lead into the break. Herried/Selby Area needed something positive after receiving the second half kick-off. They drove down the field into positive territory and used almost half of the third quarter but came up a yard short on a fourth and nine. Colman-Egan went 75 yards in 7 plays to take a commanding 44-6 advantage.

The Hawks scored two more times in the fourth quarter to close out the contest. Colman-Egan ended up with 402 yard of total offense, with 379 yards coming on 39 carries (averaging almost 9 yards per carry) and forced six turnovers in the game. Individually, Tolley finished with 167 yards and Voelker had 101 yards with three touchdowns. 

Colman-Egan had a dominant season, pitching 8 shutouts, allowed just 80 points and finished 12-0, capturing their second 9B title in three seasons. A few game awards were handed out after the contest: Outstanding lineman went to Dalton Voelker and the outstanding back as well as game MVP was Nate Tolley. 


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