The Hermon Hawks prolonged their successful streak to 4 video games on Friday, shutting out the Nokomis Warriors 28-0 at dwelling on Pottle Area.
Now 5-3, the Hawks clinched the No. 3 seed in Class C North and can play 1-7 No. 6 Brewer at dwelling subsequent Friday within the first spherical of the playoffs.
On offense, the Hawks sandwiched a grindy, 12-play third-quarter scoring drive with three fast touchdowns of 52, 75 and 46 yards.
For Hermon’s first large play, junior quarterback Bruce Coulter rolled out proper and hit freshman Ethan Curtis streaking deep for 52 yards Hermon’s first completion of the evening.
Within the fourth quarter, senior Damon Kimball and freshman Sam Hopkins broke unfastened for landing runs of 75 and 46, dashing away into the Hermon evening and slamming the door on their guests from Newport.
Coulter and Curtis break up snaps beneath middle for the Hawks, with Coulter passing for 27 and working for 23 yards — together with a landing — on 10 whole makes an attempt. Curtis threw for 14 yards on 5 makes an attempt.
On protection, the Hawks had been everywhere in the Nokomis backfield, permitting lower than 125 whole yards of offense, and sacking quarterback Logan Washburn twice.
The win capped off a turnaround common season for the Hawks, who at one level had been 1-3 and had misplaced star backs Alec Smith and Max Hopkins to harm for the yr. Since Sept. 30, the Hawks have overwhelmed Maine Central Institute 40-13, Outdated City 34-6, Hampden Academy 22-18 and now Nokomis 28-0.