Banged-up football team bows out at 7-3

With the outcome of the varsity football playoff game against South Christian, the football season came to a close.

This year, varsity finished with a record of 7-3. The team practiced hard, and “truly understood what it meant to be athletes,” according to Head Coach Chris Myers.

In the summer before the season started, the team worked hard to prepare for the games that were ahead. They also participated in many team-building activities to not only gain strength physically, but also to strengthen the familial bonds between the players.

The team did well despite the switch to the OK Green conference. The new teams presented a variety of new challenges and future rivalries.

They started the season with a win over a highly touted Coopersville team. The Hawkeyes remained undefeated and had a huge crowd for the Homecoming game against  Zeeland East who was also undefeated going into the

Hamilton’s mix of speed and tenacity was too much for the Chix as they closed out the win.

The team remained perfect rolling into their match against Unity Christian on the October 17 with a 7-0 record.

That game was a turning point for the season, however.

According to senior lineman Dan Bosch, “we weren’t prepared.”

Unity proved to be too much for the Hawkeyes.

The regular season finale was the first meeting on the gridiron between Hamilton and Holland Christian.

Although the Hawkeyes were able to knock the Maroons all-state quarterback out for a portion of the game, they could not hang on to the victory.

The playoff game against South Christian started out with a quick score for the Sailors who never looked back.

Despite the fact that the season has come to an end, the team can look back on a memorable year, with hopes for more success next year as well.


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