DICKINSON - Bishop Ryan did what it wanted, when it wanted and there wasn't much Dickinson Trinity could do to stop it Friday night.
"There's ones that you pick the cylinders you want to hit and then there's ones where you hit on all cylinders," Ryan coach Brad Borkhuis said.
The Lions were just about perfect, cruising to a 50-13 Class 2A, West Region victory over the Titans at the Badlands Activities Center.
Bishop Ryan High School junior Jake Magnuson runs by Dickinson Trinity defenders in the Lions’ 50-13 road win on Friday.
Ryan senior running back Chase Fugere rushed for 224 yards and five touchdowns on 23 carries. Lions junior quarterback Austin Eggl was 16-of-22 for 194 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 51 yards and a score.
The Lions racked up 470 yards of offense, scoring on every possession in the first three quarters.
"We couldn't stop them," Trinity coach Randy Gordon said. "We could not stop anything."
The Titans had four turnovers - a Brendin Steiner fumble on the third play from scrimmage and three Ben Gordon interceptions - and couldn't get anything going offensively.
Ryan, meanwhile, had its way.
Fugere had touchdown runs of 13 and 17 yards in the first quarter and Eggl added a 47-yard touchdown pass to Brody Bosch.
Trinity struck first in the second quarter, marching 61 yards on 15 plays as senior quarterback Ben Gordon snuck into the end zone from 2 yards out on a fourth down.
Ryan exploded after that as Fugere and Eggl had back-to-back 1-yard touchdown runs and Carson Schell booted a 24-yard field goal after the Lions drove 73 yards on 11 plays in the final minute, 40 seconds before halftime to take a 36-7 lead into the break.
Fugere had touchdown runs of 12 and 52 yards in the third quarter as Ryan built a 50-7 lead going into the fourth.
"We came out strong," Fugere said. "We all did our job. The line, they blocked well for me. I owe it to them."
The blowout loss was a shock to Trinity, which was coming off an impressive 25-24 overtime win over Carrington last week.
"We did it to ourselves," Randy Gordon said. "We have to regroup and come back next week. These kids are capable of coming back and playing a great game next week."