Ewoniuk sets Heart River rushing record in openerWATFORD CITY — Seth Ewoniuk became the leading rusher in Heart River football history Friday night as the Cougars ran away with a Class 1A nonconference victory over Watford City at Fred Fridley Field.
WATFORD CITY — Seth Ewoniuk became the career leading rusher in Heart River football history Friday night as the Cougars ran away with a Class 1A nonconference victory over Watford City at Fred Fridley Field.
Ewoniuk had 241 yards rushing and five touchdowns on 12 carries as Heart River won its season opener 48-13.
Heart River coach Dave Hendrickson said coming into the game that the senior needed 165 yards to break the Belfield-South Heart co-op’s record for rushing yards.
Cole Hecker added 93 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 13 carries for the Cougars.
Ewoniuk had scores of 35, 3, 80, 38 and 5 yards. Hecker scored on a 35-yard run in the first quarter and a 3-yard run in the third.
Quarterback Keegan Thompson led Watford City. He had a 60-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Bates in the second quarter and a 48-yard TD run in the fourth quarter, finishing with 65 yards rushing.
Heart River hosts Southern McLean at 7 p.m. next Friday.
WC 0 7 0 6 — 13
HR 21 14 13 0 — 48
HR–Seth Ewoniuk 35 run (Mitch Krebs kick)
HR–Ewoniuk 3 run (Krebs kick)
HR–Cole Hecker 35 run (Krebs kick)
HR–Ewoniuk 80 run (Krebs kick)
WC–Tyler Bates 60 pass from Keegan Thompson (Cole Rolfsrud kick)
HR–Ewoniuk 38 run (Krebs kick)
HR–Ewoniuk 5 run (Krebs kick)
HR–Hecker 3 run (kick failed)
WC–Thompson 48 run (kick failed)
RUSHING: Seth Ewoniuk 12-241, Cole Hecker 13-93, Cole Hlebechuk 4-24. WC, Austin Garmann 4-13; Josh Rolfsrud 5-12; Keegan Thompson 8-65.
PASSING: HR, Tyson Kudrna 1-2-0, 5. WC, Thompson 3-7-0, 69.
RECEIVING: HR, Hlebechuk 1-5. WC, Tyler Bates 1-5, 1-60.