October 30, 2019
The Stockton Blackhawks knew their final regular season game was important in terms of seeding, but for their opponent, the Dakota Indians, it was a do-or-die game. The Indians sat at 4-4, needing one more win to become postseason eligible and continue their season. It was the Blackhawks who rose to the challenge with a 14-0 win on the road.
After Week Five, the Blackhawks had a 3-2 record and were looking at a difficult last four games, which included three former "big school" NUIC teams.
For years, the teams in the smaller division, like Stockton, had heard how they wouldn't be able to...