HC Football earning "Comeback Kids" nickname

HASTINGS, Neb. -- The 2019 season has been a year of playing catch-up for the Hastings College football team, so the fact they sit at 4-4 on the year is pretty impressive.

Coach Tony Harper admitted as much Monday when he chatted with Local4 Sports. The Broncos trailed yet again this past Saturday against Concordia, losing by seven as the team entered halftime.

However, they took the lead when it mattered, and they ended up knocking off the Bulldogs by 8 in their own house for the first time in nearly a decade.

Coach Harper says the win speaks volumes about his program.

"That was a big win for the guys, coming off that tough loss the previous week," Harper said. "You know, we haven't won in Seward since 2009, and we mentioned that to the guys just a couple times throughout that week. But they really kind of put that past behind them and came out and played hard, and we trailed in that game like you said, which is true of pretty much every game we've played in this year, but the guys fought. That was our big message at halftime. You know, we're down by 7 and we said 'guys, it's 7 points. We've been here, we've been in worse situations than this.'"