KIRKLAND – With numbers trending downward, Hiawatha’s future as an 11-man football team is up in the air.

But as fall practice started this week, the Hawks are focused on continuing their recent winning ways, which includes three winning seasons in a row and two playoff berths.

“Our O-line has been very successful, our running back has been very successful – everyone is just all around, we’re very good,” junior offensive lineman and linebacker Jacob Smith said after the team’s second practice Tuesday.