Local HS football results: Sept. 4

Alex Eisen/MDN Ryan senior quarterback Nicholas Sanders (8) targets wideout Logan Merck (33) in a Class A football game played Friday evening at Nedrose. Ryan defeated Kenmare/Bowbells/Burke Central 49-0.

Sept. 4 marked the third week of the high school football season in North Dakota. Below are capsule game summaries for seven local contests across the region. The game recap for Jamestown at Minot High can be found online at minotdailynews.com.

Class A

Des Lacs/Burlington 52, Tioga 0

DES LACS — Junior running back Caleb Rist ran for five touchdowns to carry the Des Lacs/Burlington Lakers (2-1, 1-0 Region 3) over Tioga (0-2, 0-1 Region 3) by a lopsided margin of 52-0 on senior night.

The Lakers scored four touchdowns in the first quarter to break the game open early. The only score that wasn’t a Rist run was the first touchdown of the game on a 30-yard pass from Blake Wacha to Chance Mickelson.

Alex Eisen/MDN Velva senior running back Gage Florence (20) breaks free to score the first touchdown Friday evening for the Aggies at South Prairie. Velva won 62-0.

In a span of roughly nine game minutes, Rist found the end zone four times from 16, 15, 10 and 39 yards out. His fifth touchdown early in the third quarter was his longest at 39 yards.

Senior running back Justin Carter also scored on a 3-yard run to end the first half.

With members of the junior varsity team getting playing time, the Lakers final touchdown was a 30-yard pass from backup quarterback Paxton Ystaas to Braylon Fisher.

The DLB defense held firm for its second shutout of the season.

Nedrose 42, Garrison/Max 8

GARRISON — The Nedrose Cardinals (1-2, 1-0 Region 3) dominated on the road to earn the program’s first win this season. Nedrose scored 42 straight points before Garrison/Max (0-3, 0-1 Region 3) squeezed in a touchdown before the final whistle.

All five first-half touchdowns for Nedrose came on the ground. Cam Bailey (twice), Ethan Miller, Mick Kalahama and Tyler Armstrong each crossed the goal line. The Cardinals led 36-0 going into halftime.

Miller hit Bailey for a 7-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter.

The Troopers only score came courtesy of Ty Iglehart with a 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Westhope/Newburg/Glenburn 12, Bottineau 6

BOTTINEAU — The Bottineau Braves (1-2, 0-1 Region 2) marched into Westhope/Newburg/Glenburn territory twice in the first quarter but turned the ball over on downs both times. Then, in the second quarter, Bottineau ball carrier Trasen Pollman fumbled away what could have been a 70-yard touchdown run. Preston Peters stripped the ball out.

That had the game scoreless at halftime.

The Sioux (3-0, 1-0 Region 2) scored twice in the third quarter to build up a 12-0 advantage.

Bottineau was revitalized with a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown by Nevin George with 10:36 remaining. The Stars, however, didn’t have another score in them to tie the game.

Other area scores (box scores/scoring plays not reported): Bishop Ryan def. Kenmare/Bowbells/Burke Central, 49-0; Velva def. South Prairie, 62-0; Harvey/Wells County def. Rugby, 32-12.

Class AA

Area score (box scores/scoring plays not reported): Central Cass def. Stanley, 65-0.


Surrey 40, Central McLean 12

TURTLE LAKE — The Surrey Mustangs (3-0, 2-0 Region 3) remained perfect on the season and maintained their trend of scoring 40-plus points in every game this season. Central McLean dropped to 0-3 overall and in Region 3.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Mustangs exploded for 32 points in the second frame to take a commanding 32-0 lead into halftime.

Sophomore quarterback Rylan Scheig was involved in the first three touchdowns. He ran in the opening score and then showed off his arm with a pair of touchdown passes. Scheig connected with Chris Jenner from 15 yards and Jessie Dalby from 54 yards.

Randall Polum, after back-to-back weeks with interceptions returned for touchdowns, scored on the offensive side of the ball with a 16-yard run. The pick-six this week for Surrey went to Branden Alvarez with 1:20 left before halftime.

Central McLean got on the scoreboard with a 33-yard scamper by junior running back Easton Frey at the halfway point of the third quarter. Surrey answered with a 71-yard breakaway run by Jenner a little over a minute later.

The Cougars capped the scoring with a fourth-quarter touchdown pass from Gunner Jacobs to Allan Ketterling that went 36 yards.

North Prairie 49, MLS 24

ROLETTE — North Prairie (2-1, 1-1 Region 2) gained 507 total yards of total offense in a strong showing against the Mavericks (1-2, 1-1 Region 3). The Cougars gained 370 of those yards on the ground.

Logan Elick and Xavier Mitchell helped the Cougars put up 22 points in the first quarter. North Prairie continued its scoring streak in the second frame and notched 14 additional points. Mitchell scored on a 42-yard touchdown pass from Andre Elick to open the scoring.

The Cougars added 13 points in the second half for good measure. Mitchell and Tyrel Yoder combined for 336 yards.

Notably, North Prairie accumulated 24 first downs in the contest.

TGU 54, L&C/Berthold 20

TOWNER — The recipe for success this season for TGU has been scoring 54 points. That was the point total the Titans got to in a season-opening win against Trenton on Aug. 21 and that was the mark they hit again on Friday against Lewis & Clark/Berthold to earn a second victory.

TGU (2-1, 2-1 Region 3) went to Brodey Keller twice for touchdowns in the first quarter. The senior scored two more times on the ground in the second half. Fellow senior running back Cody Frounfelter also got his fair share of touches and scored three touchdowns in the second quarter.

The Bombers (0-2, 0-2 Region 3) scored three lengthy touchdowns to keep the contest competitive. Huntyrr Anderson caught a 64-yard pass from Patrick Simons in the first quarter. Justin Koble sprung free for a 41-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and then broke free again for a 25-yard score in the fourth quarter.

St. John 42, New Rockford/Sheyenne 36

ST. JOHN — New Rockford/Sheyenne (2-1, 2-1 Region 2) scored all of its points in the first half on Friday night, but St. John (3-0, 3-0 Region 2) scored at a steady pace. When the dust settled, the Woodchucks’ final six points in the fourth quarter helped the squad clinch the victory.

Kaden Jensen scored three first-half touchdowns for the Rockets. He hauled in a four-yard catch, an 11-yard strike and a 15-yard score from New Rockford/Sheyenne quarterback Johnny Grann. However, a plethora of Woodchucks answered back with touchdowns of their own.

Tate LaFloe, Ethan McGillis, Brayton Baker and Michael Dunn all scored for the Woodchucks. LaFloe and Dunn scored two touchdowns apiece.

Dunn’s 19-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter sealed the game for St. John.


Area score (box scores/scoring plays not reported): Drake-Anamoose def. Center-Stanton, 52-48.

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