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Warriors knocked from playoffs after tough second half battle


Stephen McKay

Jared Westman prepares for a collision with the Hawks' Jordan Encinia.

Though the Warriors (7-2) fell out of the hunt for a state championship with their 36-16 loss to the Hawks (7-2) of Hay Springs, Leyton's loyal followers who traveled 100 or more miles to bear witness had to have considered the drive well worth it.

For the Warriors faithful, it is the second time this season they had traveled to Hay Springs to watch their boys tussle with the Hawks. On the last occassion, the hometown Hawks sent the Leyton throng home smarting from a 58-18 whipping. That September loss was the only defeat the Warriors suffered in the regular season.

Leyton also played their...

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