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Hawks make 8 man football debut Saturday; Purple Eagles, Mustangs also play Saturday

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 13 September 2018 at 10:11 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Holley’s Dalton Moyer and his Hawk teammates will make their 8 man football debut this Saturday by hosting Marcus Whitman at 1:30 p.m.

Holley’s new 8 man football era will begin Saturday as the Hawks host Marcus Whitman at 1:30 p.m.

“It’s exciting,” said Coach Wil Prince. “The kids have worked really hard and are excited about playing football and being part of a program. I think this is the future of small schools football.”

Cody Tanis and Tony Farruggia will share the quarterbacking duties for the Hawks with Jacob Affronti at tailback, Dalton Moyer at fullback, Jamel Hildreth at wide receiver, Tristan McFadden at tight end, Eli Stanton at center and Matt Hahn and Hunter McClean at the guards.

“We’ve really been surprised with our offensive line play which has really been strong so far,” said Prince. “We really don’t know what to expect from Marcus Whitman but we know they have some skilled players.”

The Hawks schedule will include home and home games with the other three Section V schools which are playing 8 man football including Marcus Whitman, CG Finney and Oakfield-Alabama/Elba.

Mustangs, Purple Eagles host interdivisional games
Albion and Medina/Lyndonville/Barker will also play rare Saturday evening games hosting interdivisional contests.

The Purple Eagles will host Burgard at 7 p.m. while the Mustangs will entertain Lew-Port at 7:30 p.m.

Albion and Medina/Lyndonville/Barker are both 2-0 while Burgard is 1-1 and Lew-Port 1-1.

The Bulldogs hold a 2-0 lead in the brief series against the Purple Eagles while the Mustangs and Lancers all time series is knotted at 11-11.

The lone Friday night contest will have Roy-Hart hosting Silver Creek/Forestville in a C North Division game.