Prep notebook: Morast signs with MaraudersHettinger senior Zach Morast has his immediate future figured out.
By: Chris Aarhus, The Dickinson Press
Hettinger senior Zach Morast has his immediate future figured out.
The 6-foot-4, 200-pounder signed a letter of intent to play football for the University of Mary, an NCAA Division II school in Bismarck. The move was announced on Wednesday, the NCAA national signing day.
Make no mistake though, Morast isn’t going to UMary for football.
“I visited with the scholarship program … it kind of became the forerunner for me,” Morast said. “I’m going there for education purposes.”
Morast was an all-region player at tight end and defensive end, helping Hettinger to the playoffs the past three seasons. The Marauders hope he can play tight end for them. He plans on majoring in physical therapy.
Morast, who is the middle of wrestling season, said the constant contact between him, and head coach Myron Schulz and defensive line coach Jeff Dockter was also a big reason for choosing UMary.
“The coaches went out of their way to contact me,” Morast said. “That played a big part in it.”
Morast chose UMary over Northern State (S.D.) and the University of North Dakota.
Also signing with UMary was Beulah senior Christian Heller, who will play offensive tackle for the Marauders.
Do or die for Dickinson High
Dickinson High wrestling coach Cody Wolf is trying to get his kids to look past their 62-3 loss to Bismarck High on Tuesday.
The Midgets have to regroup in a hurry if they want to earn a chance at making it back to the Class A state dual tournament in two weeks.
Dickinson travels to Mandan for a West Region dual at 6:30 p.m. today. On the line is the West Region’s No. 4 seed and a trip to the state dual tournament.
“It’s an accomplishment just to be top four in the WDA,” Wolf said. “Just making it to the state duals, you get to bring some extra guys to the state tournament whether they qualify (individually) or not.”
Both teams wrestled Century close, but lost. Williston beat Mandan by six points and the Midgets by three points.
“I think we’re two pretty even teams,” Wolf said. “You watch them wrestle the same teams we wrestle, you can tell it’s going to be a pretty tight and intense dual.”