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Breaking a bad streak

Aggies hoping to end string of losses to Gremlins Saturday

Above photo, brothers Hunter (72) and Kysor Hughes (44) gang tackle Northwest Hughesville Rylan Chamberlin during last Friday’s game at Hardin. The brothers say the Aggies have to hit hard and play a nearly error-free game to beat Sacred Heart Saturday. (Photo by JoEllen Black/Richmond News)

By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News

Three times, Norborne/Hardin-Central has played Sacred Heart.

Three times, Norborne/Hardin-Central has lost to Sacred Heart.

NHC coach Kirk Thacker hopes meeting No. 4 will be different.

The Aggies (7-3) will get another crack at the Gremlins (8-0 and ranked second in the Oct. 16 state 8-man football poll) at 4 p.m. Saturday at Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia. The winner of the Missouri District 4 semifinal will face the winner of Friday’s Osceola-Greenfield semifinal on Nov. 3 for the district title.

“This is our opportunity to make some noise,” Thacker said after Norborne/Hardin-Central’s district win over Northwest of Hughesville. “If we can pull it off, it’ll be a great deal. We’ll be able to have quite a feather in our cap.”

But spoiling the Gremlins’ bid for a perfect season and a state title will be difficult, Thacker acknowledged.

The complete story is in the Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 Richmond News.

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