“Our young kids just play hard,” Hoopeston Area coach Michl Kearney said. “They are overmatched right now.
“They’re young. We are playing a lot of freshmen and first-year players. The young kids are really playing hard.”
The Comets will be back in action next week against Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman which will be coming off its first loss of the season against Cerro Gordo. As they prepare for their next battle, the Comets will try to use their first win as a building block.
“We told the kids that we’ve got to put the non-conference games behind us,” Dirksmeyer said.
“Our season with the conference started tonight. Regardless of who we play, we focus like that, and we preach to the kids you don’t look ahead. You focus on the week right now that we are in. Regardless of who we play next week, this was a must-win, and we needed that as a program.”