Hiawatha HawksHiawatha High School • 410 S. 1st St., Kirkland, IL • Phone: 815-522-3335
Colors: Navy/Gold • Conference: Little Ten • Stadium name: Hiawatha Field • Enrollment: 197
Directions: Head northwest on IL-38 W toward N 3rd St., turn right at N Annie Glidden Rd., continue onto Glidden Rd., turn left at IL-72 W, turn left at 1st St.
Progress will have to be measured for the Hiawatha football team in a record-setting start and an improved record.
At every practice this week, the Hiawatha football team focused on stopping Rockford Christian Life quarterback Brady Pond.
KIRKLAND – The Hiawatha football team came into Friday night’s game against Alden-Hebron looking to become playoff eligible for the first time since 2009, even if the Hawks didn’t qualify that year, missing out on playoff points.
KIRKLAND – If the Hiawatha football team ends up missing the playoffs for the 27th straight year, the coaches and players can look back at a 24-14 homecoming loss to Westminster Christian as the one that got away.
DeKalb (6-0 overall, 3-0 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) at Rochelle (3-3 overall, 1-2 NI Big 12 West)
Daily Chronicle sports editor Eddie Carifio and sports reporter Steve Nitz spend their days covering the area’s sports scene. Occasionally, they give their viewpoints on those local sports. In this installment of their Take 2 column, they look at various teams’ playoff chances.
The DeKalb football team rose to No. 6 in The Associated Press Class 7A poll. The Barbs (6-0) received 43 points and were tied for No. 10 last week.
The Hinckley-Big Rock boys soccer team defeated Hiawatha, 12-0, in the first round of the Little Ten Tournament. Jack Bullard had five goals and four assists for H-BR (15-1-2).
Morris (2-3 overall, 0-1 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) at DeKalb (5-0, 2-0) Game time: 7:30 p.m. today Last meeting: DeKalb rolled to a 40-14 home win last year.
KIRKLAND – It was a struggle.
Sycamore (2-2 overall, 0-0 NI Big 12 East) at Ottawa (1-3, 1-0 NIB 12 West)