Being surrounded by Britton-Hecla defenders was a common problem for Burke quarterback Hunter Van Nieuwenhuyse in quarterfinal action on Thursday. Chase Mundt (16), Andrew James (30) and Wyatt Bray (80) are closing in on this play.
Big Second Half Lifts B-H
Prior to last Thursday’s Class 9A quarterfinal football playoff game, Burke coach Mike Sebern said he was concerned about Britton-Hecla’s offensive explosiveness, and that concern proved to be wellfounded in a 48-6 Braves’ victory.
The win boosted the unbeaten Braves to 9-0 heading into a home matchup with Gregory on Friday. Game time is 6 p.m.
Burke, which finished its season with a 7-3 mark, throttled the Braves on their first two possessions, forcing three-and-outs, an unusual occurrence this season. But then Stanley Haskins, Jr., delivered what Britton-Hecla fans have come to expect – an explosive 77-yard scoring run. That was the first of five scoring plays of over 50 yards for Coach Pat Renner’s crew.
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