April 16, 2021

Stevens County Times

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Hancock wins second straight district title

Owls in action in the regular season finale at Brandon-Evansville Thursday, Nov. 12. Photo by Lowell Anderson / Echo Press

The Hancock Owls won the District 9-West (South) championship with a 56-6 rout of Brandon-Evansville on Thursday, Nov. 12, in Brandon.

“Another great team win. Our defense did a good job slowing down Brandon-Evansville’s ground and pound offense. Offensively, we picked apart their defense in order to open up a variety of different plays,” senior quarterback Preston Rohloff said.

Entering the game the Owls had claimed a share of the district title, but won it outright for the second straight year on the same field they did in 2019.

“Our goal has always been to keep climbing the mountain. We’re taught to never be content and that there’s always room for improvement,” Rohloff said of the winning program. “Our coaching staff has been a huge part in how we have grown over the years. Without them we wouldn’t be the program we are today.”

Full game story, including more quotes from QB1 Rohloff, in the Stevens County Times e-edition here.

Brooke Kern