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Hancock Football team loses to CAHN

On Friday night, the Hancock football team hosted their first home game of the 2010 season and ended up on the short end of the game 48-6. Chokio-Alberta-Herman-Norcross came into town off of a big win the week before and carried that into the first quarter against the Owls. C-A-H-N received the opening kickoff and three plays later scored on a long touchdown run, 2 point conversion was good. C-A's defense held the Owls and forced them to punt. Two more plays and the Spartans would once again find the end zone on a long touchdown pass. The two point coversion failed. The Owls started to move the ball, but penalties would keep them from moving into Spartan territory. C-A-H-N would find the end zone twice more in the first quarter getting one out of two of the two point conversions. After one the Owls found themselves down 28-0.

In the second quarter the Owls started moving the ball but could not break into the end zone until late in the first half. In the quarter, the Spartans scored twice more, going one for two on two point conversions. With 12 seconds left in the half C-A-H-N had the ball and were looking to run out the clock when they fumbled the snap which was recovered by the Owls. On the next play, with eight seconds on the clock, Taylor Holleman found Austin Steege for a 20 yard touchdown pass. Hancock would go for two, but the conversion was no good. At half time the score was 42-6.

In the second half the Owls defense stiffened up and only allowed 21 yards and one touchdown, but were unable to find the end zone themselves.

"It was good for us to be on the plus side of the turnover margin," commented coach Chad Christianson. "We saw some things that we can build on and if we continue to improve each week, we can be a dangerous team each week.

The Owls face Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Friday on the road at 3:30 p.m.