Cole Brantley goes off for six touchdowns as Hiawatha tops Alden-Hebron

Two games into the season and Cole Brantley has already found the end zone nine times.

Brantley scored six times on Friday as Hiawatha improved to 2-0 with a 50-12 win over Alden-Hebron.

“Cole has had really good vision and is trusting his blocks,” coach Nick Doolittle said. “He has a will not to go down when he runs and his cutbacks are on point.”

Brantley finished with 249 rushing yards on 25 carries, plus 66 receiving yards and six tackles. With his three conversions, he scored 42 points for the Hawks (2-0).

The game was close in the first half, but the Hawks started to pull away in the third. Coach Nick Doolittle said a 50-yard pass from Chris Korb to Brantley changed the momentum of the game, making it 28-12 late in the period.

“We made a couple mistakes in the first quarter that let the air out of our lungs a little,” Doolittle said. “But we started grinding back into it and were able to establish the run. Then the passing game paid off.”

Eddie Carifio

Eddie Carifio

Has been the sports editor in DeKalb since 2014.