The Hay Springs Hawks managed to fend off a Longhorn attempt at a fourth quarter comeback, this Friday in Hyannis, and win their final game of the regular season 44-34.
After double digit scores in each of their first three quarters, the Hawks led the Longhorns 44-20, but allowed Hyannis to push back in the fourth with fourteen points of their own. Ultimately the Longhorns were unable to complete the comeback.
Hawk quarterback Baiden Planansky threw for 159 total yards on 5 of 9 passes and connected with sophomore Bryce Running Hawk and senior Coy Wolken on touchdown passes.
Planansky, who added a touchdown on the ground, also ran for an average of 11.8 yards on four carries, including one carry for 60 yards. Teammate Trent Reed shouldered much of the burden of the rushing game carrying the ball for 159 yards on 16 carries and scoring three times.
Hay Springs enters the playoffs as the fifth seed and will travel to Spalding to play Spalding Academy Friday night at 7:00pm(ct).
The Shamrocks of Spalding are the fourth seeded team entering the bracket, and are coming off a 68-12 loss suffered at the hands of the Riverside Chargers on Thursday. The loss was their first of the season.
In other six-man action, Sioux County was able to finish its season on the field after getting players back from the injured list.
The team hosted Minatare Friday night and were defeated by the Indians 78-58. The loss brought the Warrior’s record to 3-5.