Saturday’s Hastings College football game had aspects of the game that made it enjoyable by all types of fans.
Football traditionalists enjoyed the first half when defense led Hastings to a 17-3 lead. Fans who like to see two high powered offenses letting the ball fly around the field, scoring at will, enjoyed the second half when 28 points were scored in the first 10 minutes of the third quarter. But in the end, it was Hastings College fans who left Lloyd Wilson Field happy.
The Broncos, who improved to 4-0 for the first time since 2007, knocked off NAIA No. 22 Dakota Wesleyan 40-30 in a game that featured a combined 1,072 yards of total offense. HC has been receiving votes in the polls, but with Saturday’s win, the chances are good for the Broncos cracking the top-25 rankings.
But Hastings College head coach Tony Harper said his team doesn’t worry about the rankings at this point in the season.
“I don’t know if we made a statement yet. We’re not ready to talk about making statements. We have to clean a lot of penalties up, we have to make plays on defense, we have to continue to make plays on offense. This was not a statement game,” Harper said. “This was just another good football game in Hastings.”