Blackhawks hang on for victory over Sherwood
The Adrian Blackhawks traveled to Creighton to take on the Sherwood Marksmen. The Blackhawks scored 16 points in the opening quarter to take a commanding lead, only to have to hold on for dear life to secure a win on the last play of the game.
Rain is the great equalizer when it comes to teams with speedy running backs. The rain and colder weather kept the game from getting out of hand early. It also allowed Sherwood to remain in the game.
The fourth quarter was scoreless until the last play of regulation. Adrian and Sherwood each had drives that fizzled out. In a dramatic ending to a wet and cold football game, Adrian escaped with the victory, 22-20.
Adrian hosts El Dorado Springs this coming Friday at the sports complex. The Blackhawks hope to make this game a little less dramatic when the Bulldogs come to town with a 1-7 record on the season.
Right: Trenton Tallman makes a diving tackle to stop Sherwood’s Joey Grissom.
Far right: Christian Graham makes a defensive play against No. 76, Brandon Lindsey, of Sherwood.