Hancock was ahead by just one score at halftime, but a productive second-half was the difference for the Owls, who cruised to a 62-36 win over the Ortonville Trojans Friday, Oct. 8, in Hancock.
“Ortonville came out early offensively and were ready to play,” Owl coach Chad Christianson said of the Trojans who matched the Owls score-for-score until late in the half. “Our defense did a nice job at the end of the first half and into the second half playing disciplined and finding the ball and making plays.”
Matt Thompson connected with quarterback Davin Rose for three touchdowns in the game and Thompson returned a blocked kick for a fourth score. He finished with 121 yards on just four catches. Jackson Koehl also put up over 100 yards on four catches as Rose finished with 279 yards of passing while going 14-for-19 through the air. Chase Evink had 112 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown to lead the Owls on the ground.
The Owls (6-0) travel to Sebeka Friday, Oct. 15 before closing out the regular season against Bertha-Hewitt for the Tackle Cancer game Wednesday, Oct. 20, in Hancock.