November 24, 2020

Stevens County Times

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Rusty Wolverines no match for well-oiled Owls

Weston Nohl and Chase Evink rush the quarterback late in the game against C-G-B Saturday, Nov. 7, in Hancock. Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times

The undefeated Hancock Owl football team was no match for Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley, which was just released from quarantine last Friday. Without practice or games for two weeks, the Wolverines struggled to get anything going against a now 5-0 Owl team after a 58-0 shutout over C-G-B.

“We were fired up and ready to go after hearing that we found a team to play for Homecoming,” Owl senior quarterback Preston Rohloff said.

The Owl – CGB game was originally scheduled for Friday, Nov. 6 and cancelled when the Wolverines went into quarantine two weeks ago.

“I emailed every nine-man team in the state and no one wanted to play us,” head coach Chad Christianson said of trying to find a replacement game. “I’m just glad CGB wanted to play Saturday.”

Read the full story, including photos from Saturday’s game and more quotes from Hancock senior Preston Rohloff. Link here.

Brooke Kern