H-M-S gets carbon copy win over MMCRU
HARTLEY — It was a bad case of deja vu for the MMCRU football team as they played Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Friday in a Class A playoff pod opener. After losing to the Hawks by a 62-0 score in their district meeting, the team saw themselves in an identical scoring game in the postseason matchup.
The Royals were held to 29 rushing yards on 20 carries with Braeden Kamphoff accounting for 27 yards on three rushes.
KC Nicks completed just 8-of-26 passes for 41 yards and was intercepted four times including a pick-six from DJ Doyle.
Offensively, the Hawks averaged over nine yards per carry with 442 total yards on the ground. Kooper Ebel rushed for four touchdowns and finished with 150 rushing yards on 14 carries. Travis Kamradt added 137 yards on the ground on 15 attempts and scored a 23-yard touchdown.
Doyle broke free for a 71-yard score and Connor Dodd added a 45-yard scoring rush for the Hawks.
Benin Stodden led the MMCRU defense with eight tackles, half a tackle more than Carson Pick. Jonathan Haaven, Preston Astidias and Kamphoff all ended with 6.5 tackles. Jason Kirchner and Josh Wetter both had a fumble recovery.
MMCRU bows out of postseason contention with a 1-7 record.
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn improves to 6-2 with the win and will host Gehlen Catholic in the second round of playoff action Friday.