Harms sparks Hawley
HAWLEY, Minn. - King Midas had nothing on Brady Harms on Tuesday night.
Hawley's senior quarterback had the golden touch, scoring on his first two carries and throwing a touchdown with his first pass.
The unbeaten Nuggets cruised to a 41-19 victory over Agassiz Valley in the first round of the section 8AA playoffs.
"I'm glad he's with us," Hawley coach Peter Naatz said.
Agassiz Valley fumbled on the first play from scrimmage and the Nuggets took advantage.
Four plays later, Harms ran in from 8 yards on his first carry of the game.
Five minutes later, on his second carry, Harms ran87 yards to paydirt.
"It felt long," Harms said, "That run took forever."
Harms final golden moment came at 9:52 in the second, when he hooked up with Daniel Strandquist for a 46-yard touchdown pass.
"We played well out of the chute," Naatz said, "We didn't do anything special, we just played our game."
Agassiz Valley turned the ball over nine times, including three interceptions by safety Andrew VanHavermaet.
Hawley (9-0) will host Mahnomen (8-1) at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Agassiz Valley 0 0 0 19-19
Hawley 20 14 7 0-41
H-Harms 8 run (VanHavermaet kick)
H-Harms 87 run (VanHavermaet kick)
H-Mattson 6 run (kick failed)
H-Strandquist 46 pass from Harms (Mattson run)
H-Boyer 6 pass from VanHavermaet (kick failed)
H-Paur 30 run (VanHavermaet kick)
AV-Anderson 14 pass from Schulz (pass failed)
AV-Fankhanel 67 pass from Schulz(kick failed)
AV-Fankhanel 21 pass from Schulz (Lammers kick)
RUSHING: Agassiz Valley, Gylland 11-60, Olson 6-31, Schulz 7-(-7), Cuypers 5-17, Peppel 2-1. Hawley, Mattson 12-136, Paur 6-49, Harms 4-97, Gilberts 4-13, VanHavermaet 2-9, Laddusaw 2-9, Aakre 1-9, Sorenson 1-1, Guida 1-(-2).
PASSING: Agassiz Valley, 2-14-6 25, 7-10-0 178, Cuypers 1-3-0 11, Stangeland 0-0-1. Hawley, Harms 1-4-2 46, VanHavermaet 1-1-0 6.
RECEIVING: Agassiz Valley, Fankhanel 5-132, Anderson 2-25, Cuypers 1-34, Halverson 1-18, Stangeland 1-10.
Readers can reach Forum reporter John Odermann at (701) 241-5549