New era in Blackhawk football ends in 42-12 victory over Butler

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By MIKE BURRIS

A new era in Blackhawk football was ushered in as Adrian traveled to Butler Friday night to take on the Bears. New uniforms, a new head coach and a new offensive system brought with it a renewed optimism for the season.  After the game it appeared that the team picked up where it left off last season with a dominating performance that featured nearly 400 yards of rushing in route to a 42-12 victory for the Blackhawks.

Coach Cochran is pleased with his team’s first appearance on the field this season. “I thought the kids played fairly well overall. I was pleased with the enthusiasm and effort from the players. However, there are a lot of things we still need to fix,” said Coach Cochran.

The opening game to Matt Cochran’s tenure as head coach for the Blackhawks was an impressive victory.   The second game of the season will be a much tougher task as the Blackhawks must travel to Drexel to take on the Bobcats in WEMO conference action. Both teams started the season with big victories, leading to an epic showdown this coming Friday night.

Right: Adrian’s Hunter Harris, 42, chases Butler’s Kaleb Kauffman to bring him down to stop the play.

Far right: Trenton Tallman, 12, leads the way for Austin Corley, 22, as he picks up yardage for the Blackhawks.

For the full story, see the August 28 issue of The Adrian Journal.