Thursday, December 22, 2016

Hawkeyes stopped short by Unity, face Edwardsburg in first round of playoffs

Hamilton’s varsity football team came up short in its bid to gain an automatic berth to the MHSAA playoffs by losing 28-27 to Unity Christian Friday night. ¬†However, the Hawkeyes will be playing this week when they travel to Edwardsburg to face the 6-3 Eddies.

In the Unity game, the Hawkeye’s Heath Dannenberg scored his fourth touchdown of the night with less than three minutes remaining to pull Hamilton to within a point. ¬†However, the Hawkeyes were stuffed on the two-point conversion giving Unity the victory.

The loss leaves the Hawkeyes with a 5-4 record, one win shy of the six needed to guarantee a playoff berth.

The winner of Hamilton vs. Edwardsburg will play the winner of Holland Chrisitan (5-4) and undeafeated Stevenville Lakeshore (9-0).

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