All week we’ve heard the countdown, until finally it was the day of the first kick-off of the Sr.High season.
On Tuesday, September 3rd, the Hartford Hustlers took the field against the Hector wildcats, who are ranked 18th in the 2A division, by Hootens football magazine.
With Hector having the home field advantage, the Hustlers knew that their work would be cut out for them.
During the first half, there where mistakes, but also shown improvements for the Hustlers. An incomplete pass, forced by Sophomore Joseph Ackerman, and a few unforeseen punts by Junior Tomi Collins.
But, what happened in the 4th quarter brought high spirits back to the Hartford Hustlers.
With 0:33 left on the clock, Sophomore Jakob Sanger completed the pass from Senior Quarterback, Adam Meyer, successfully scoring the first touchdown of the season for Hustlers, followed by the extra point, ran in by Adam Meyer.
Despite this being the first game of the season for the Hustlers, the season is already looking better than our past 5 seasons have.
Hector Wildcats claim the victory
#20 Brennen Clouatre: 9 rushing yards and 10 tackles
#7 Tomi Collins: 28 rushing yards, and 12 tackles
#12 Adam Meyer: 13 rushing yards, 8 tackles, 10 yards on a touchdown return and the extra point
#22 Jakob Sanger: 23 rushing yards, 5 tackles,5 yards on a touchdown return, and 1 touchdown
#81 Jordan Humphrey: 4 tackles
#87 Dakota Dugan: 10 rushing yards, 3 tackles
#11 Joseph Ackerman: 1 forced incomplete pass
#88 Lane Brown: 10 yard kick-off return
#70 Auston Kazy: 2 tackles
#75 Frankie Dietz: 2 tackles
#77 John Wilson: 5 tackles