Dawgs meet new opponent

By Russ Green-Sports Editor

After enjoying the comforts of home the last three weeks, the Hardin-Central Bulldogs will board the bus for a long trip northwest Friday night. The Dawgs take their 5-1 mark to Fairfax to meet East Atchison. The Wolves are 2-4 in their first year of competition.

East Atchison is the combination of Tarkio and Fairfax, which is located eight miles apart. They combined to play football and baseball only and split their games between the two towns. Friday’s game will be played at Fairfax, which is where former Richmond High School coaching great Tom Adams began his career. Hardin-Central coach Kirk Thacker is looking forward to coaching where his high school head coach started his Hall-of-Fame career.

“I’m kind of excited to see the field where he started and get to coach on that same field,” Thacker said. “It’s an added bonus for me.”

Thacker added another interesting take is seeing how the two towns have teamed together.

“It’s good to see someone that has a blueprint for doing something like that,” he said. “They’re both rooting for an entirely different mascot, with different colors and everything and I think it’s kind of brought those two communities together.”

The Wolves are 2-4. When they win, they win big – 54-0 against South Holt and 48-0 at Nodaway Holt. However, their losses have been by 46-0 scores twice and last week’s 52-6 loss to Stanberry that was called at halftime. However, you won’t see the Bulldogs looking ahead.

“If we don’t take them seriously and look past them and think it’s going to be an easy game based on the other scores, then we could be in for a rude awakening,” he said.

The complete story is in the Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 Richmond News

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