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Hawks senior class looking to build resume

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By Noah Houck

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Rossview concluded its regular season with a 71–58 win on senior night against Northwest Friday.

The Hawks’ six seniors are the winningest class in Rossview’s history, completing an undefeated season at home and winning their second District 10-AAA regular-season title in four years.

“They have been a part of a winning program since they got here,” Hawks coach Johnny Jackson said. “It has meant a lot to the guys who have waited for their turn in the program and now this year they get some of the recognition they deserve.”

Heading into this week’s district tournament, the Hawks’ seniors have already accomplished something few programs have accomplished over four years. The Hawks are 81-32 over the past four seasons, including a 45-14 district record to complement their district titles.

Rossview enters the district tournament 19-6 overall, finishing 13-3 in the district during the regular season. They have won five straight after dropping consecutive district games to Northeast and Clarksville High.

In their regular-season finale, the Hawks found themselves trying to keep pace with the Vikings and their outside shooting. Quinn Cross had three 3-pointers in the opening quarter.

The outcome started to change directions when the Hawks started to slow down the Vikings’ perimeter shooters.

“We knew (Cross) could shoot. He did it to us last game,” Hawks forward Max Leineweber said. “We came out in the second quarter and we had to stop him.”

Rossview also did its damage from the 3-point range, hitting nine shots from beyond the perimeter, with four coming in the third quarter.

The Hawks sealed the deal and kept their home record perfect when they made 13 free throws in the fourth quarter.

“We have been in this situation before, so I do not think it was a lot of pressure,” Hawks guard Kole Monson said. “We needed to hit them, and I knew my team would.”

Now the Hawks turn their attention on adding a district tournament title to their resume.

Noah Kouch is an intern with Questions and comments can be directed to