Coleman-Egan senior Alec Landis is a Big-Time COG for the Hawks - Photo Brookings Register
By Rich Winter
The Coleman-Egan Hawks getting to the Dakota Dome is becoming a thing of regularity. Back-to-back titles for Coach Chad Williamson, but the Hawks suffered some losses.
After beating Sully Buttes, 42-28 in the 9B title game a year ago, Williamson lost two-time all-stater, QB Bodee Groos and WR Kade Groos, FB Keith Crisp and long-snapper Chandler Gullickson, All of whom were all-state players.
And so, the Hawks, despite losing some of their big-guns are the No. 3 team in Class B according to an early released poll by Midco Sports:
Class 9B pre-season rankings:
No. 1 - Sully Buttes
No. 2 - Castlewood
No. 3 - Colman-Egan
No. 4 Colome
One of the guys the Hawks might lean on early this season is senior guard, Alec Landis. Big-fella made the 9B all-state team a year ago and will be a big part of road-grading the path for some new faces at the skill positions.
Interesting tidbit here: Two sophomores, now juniors, Chase Hemmer (DB) and Dalton Voelker (Punter) should have bigger roles as they move up the ladder.
WkDateTimeOpponentLocationScoreW/L*Seed Pts.Opp. W-L
Aug 17 7:00 p.m. Elkton/Lake-Benton @ Coleman
Aug. 24 - OPEN
Aug 31 7:00 p.m. CT Dell-Rapids-St.Mary's @ Colman
Sep 07 7:00 p.m. CT Deubrook Area @White
Sep 14 7:00 p.m. CT Estelline/Hendricks @ Estelline
Sep 21 7:00 p.m. CT Desmet @ Colman
Sep 28 7:00 p.m. CT Oldham/Ramona/Rutland @Colman
Oct 05 7:00 p.m. CT Castlewood @ Castlewood
Oct 12 7:00 p.m. CT Arlington/Lake Preston @ Arlington