Tough night for the Danville Hawks

Brent Jacobs

Special to the Enquirer

 

The Danville Hawks travelled to Rogers High School on Friday night to take on the Pirates. The night started out tough for boys in purple when the opposing team successfully recovered a well-executed pooch kick to start the game. The Hawks played hard and held the Pirates and the drive resulted in a missed field goal. The Hawks fortunes would not improve. The Hawks played strong ending the first quarter down 8-0 after the tough start. The Hawks would have a tough second quarter giving up 21 points to a good Rogers squad and ended the half trailing 28-0. Even though the effort from the Danville squad was great the Hawks suffered their first loss of the season 45-0. The Hawks drop to 2-1 on the season to the now 3-0 Pirates.  There were not a lot of great highlights from the Danville squad from the usual suspects but not from lack of try. The Hawks struggled to move the ball offensively and the defense had a long night but neither group quit and were able to leave the field with their heads held high.

Though winning the game is always the goal, High School football is more than that. Friday nights in the South are filled with the sounds of what is focused upon through the week by players, cheerleaders, band members, students, parents, friends and oh yeah coaches. Often times we overlook all the positive things that come from this tradition. Friday night football gives a venue for the bands to be appreciated for all their hard work, for the cheerleaders to show their school spirit and for fans to gather as a group for a common goal. It is easy to feel bad about a tough loss but as Teddy Roosevelt said on effort, “Nothing in this world is worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty.” It is not easy to play High School Football as it takes tremendous dedication and efforts that often go unseen. There were positives that came from the game like sophomore Nick Hanners, who came up with two big tackles in the third quarter to squash a Pirates drive and Will Mayfield who stepped up when called upon and as well as other players. The boys in purple will continue to work hard and prepare for upcoming foes. The Hawks will be back in action Friday night when they host region opponent Wilson. The Hawk Nation is expected to be out in force as usual to support their team.

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