At McKinleyville’s Homecoming Friday, They Will Be Fighting a Determined Hoopa Team

Mack running back Caleb Martinez in action against Arcata

Mack running back Caleb Martinez in action against Arcata two weeks ago. [Photos by Ray Hamill/ – ]

We’ve joined forces with Ray Hamill of to bring you local sports. Click through to his site for the latest in local action but here’s an excerpt as Hoopa and McKinleyville face off this Friday in McKinleyville:

Both McKinleyville and Hoopa Valley will be looking to get their Little 4 campaigns back on track when they meet in a homecoming matchup at Mack High on Friday night.

The Panthers have dropped two straight to begin league play, losing 21-14 to Ferndale last week, while Hoopa is off to a 1-1 start, most recently falling 24-16 at home to league leaders Arcata, also last weekend.

A loss for either could make it very difficult to get back in the mix, especially for the Panthers, although in a tight league race each also knows that a win could put them right back in the thick of things at the halfway stage.

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