The term 'Hawkeyes' is a general term refering to a large group. For the term to be relevant, every individual on the football team associated with this group, generally a college, must be a badass. The association of this word with a high school actually has no relevance whatever.
People who go to the University of Iowa are Hawkeyes.
A group of narcissistic Iowans who, for reasons of low ego and lack of self-esteem, identify themselves as being somehow attached to the University of Iowa athletics program. This would work, were it not for the fact that so few Hawkeyes actually went to the University of Iowa.
Widely known for their ability to talk shit and come up with outlandish excuses when their precious football team chokes, usually upon cocks.
"So, you're from Iowa? You one of those Hawkeyes?"
"No way, I have more self-respect than that."