Football season ends after playoff loss to Allen


Kate Knauff

Running back Lane Haworth is tackled after running the ball downfield during the Plano West game on Oct. 29. The Hawks beat Plano West 47-35.

Football played its first round of playoffs against Allen on Nov. 12, losing 59-30. 

        “Going into the game, we knew that [Allen] had really good offensive and defensive lines that created a big issue,” head coach Brian Brazil said. “We had some opportunities that we let slip away from us. At the end of the day, we didn’t play as well defensively to give ourselves a chance to stay in the game.”

         The Hawks started the game by scoring three points during the first quarter, while Allen put up 14. Hebron’s offense picked up throughout the game,  scoring six points during the second quarter, seven points during the third quarter and 14 during the last quarter.

        “We didn’t get off to a very hot start offensively or defensively, but we kept fighting all the way through,” running back Fred Ware said. “We just wanted to keep going out there and give it our all, even though the odds weren’t in our favor.”

        Hebron started the season with a three-game losing streak against Guyer, Martin and Eaton. The team started winning games once district games started.

        “I’m really proud of how the kids stayed together [throughout the season],” Brazil said. “I felt [like] there was a lot of closeness with how they pulled for each other, which was really fun to watch.”

         Prior to playoffs, the Hawks had their last district game against Lewisville and lost 35-37. Football ended the district season with five wins and two losses, putting them third in the district.

         “It was definitely a memorable year because [the players] showed what it means to be a team, and they showed how it takes everyone in order to have success,” offensive coordinator Jeff Hill said. “I wish those kids nothing but the best, and I know they’re going to do great things in life.”