Hartland beats Brighton!

Hartland beats Brighton, 15-13
The Hartland varsity team is all smiles as they walk off Sloan Field (in Brighton) after defeating Brighton, 15-13, Friday night.

On Friday night in Brighton, Hartland (7-1) was finally able to get the monkey off their backs by beating Brighton, 15-13. The match-up had its share of drama — let's just say the players, coaches, and fans from both cities take this rivalry VERY seriously.

Hartland lost to Brighton in the regional finals last year in overtime, so this win resets everything. A potentially epic battle between these two physical, emotionally-charged teams should happen in the playoffs later this season.


Hartland's leading scorer Friday night was senior Haley Crouse with SIX goals! Ryan Skomial added four goals and Rachel Gibbs found the net twice. Amber Crouse, Natalie Sochacki and Rachel Sharpe each scored one goal.

Junior goaltender, Tabitha Ferguson had on AMAZING game — blocking 12 of 23 shots on goal. Tabs came up BIG with some huge stops late in the game when Brighton was rallying, but she held them off to secure the win for Hartland. Way to go Tabs!

Hartland travels to Ann Arbor Huron on Monday. Go Eagles!