Hazen dispatches Heart RiverHAZEN — The first meeting between Heart River and Hazen this season was on Sept. 14 in Belfield.
By: The Press Staff, The Dickinson Press
HAZEN — The first meeting between Heart River and Hazen this season was on Sept. 14 in Belfield.
Much has changed in six weeks, including the venue.
The No. 4-ranked Bison took a 27-0 lead at halftime en route to a 41-14 win over No. 3-ranked Heart River on Saturday on a snow-covered field at the Bison Sports Complex during the Class 1A playoff quarterfinals.
Stetson Carr compiled two touchdowns in the first half — one through the air to Nate Leintz, the other on the ground for 4 yards. Carr finished with 15 carries for 242 yards, while going 4 of 9 for 43 yards.
Earlier this year, the Cougars (8-2) took advantage of a Hazen team that was without standout tailback Briar Bornemann winning 28-20.
Bornemann supplied an 11-yard run in the second quarter and posted a 90-yard kick return for a touchdown in the third quarter. The junior running back had 17 carries for 122 yards.
The Cougars first touchdown was on a 35-yard pass from Tyson Kudrna to Seth Ewoniuk. Cole Hecker added a five-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Ewoniuk had 14 carries for 74 yards, capping his career as his school’s all-time leading rusher.
Cole Hecker added 16 carries for 69 yards. Kudrna went 2 of 4 for 26 yards and no interceptions.
Hazen’s Nate Leintz only had five carries, but he scored two touchdowns.
The Bison (8-2) now travel to face No. 1-ranked Stanley-Powers Lake for the Class 1A semifinals on Saturday.
HR 0 0 7 7 — 14
Hazen 14 13 14 0 — 41
H–Stetson Carr 4 run (Hunter Fears kick)
H–Nate Leintz 1 run (Fears kick)
H–Briar Bornemann 11 run (kick failed)
H–Leintz 5 pass from Carr (Fears kick)
H–Bornemann 90 kick return (Fears kick)
HR-Seth Ewoniuk 20 pass from Tyson Kudrna (Krebs kick)
H–Hunter Steffen 10 run (Fears kick)
HR–Cole Hecker 5 run (Krebs kick)
RUSHING: HR, Seth Ewoniuk 14-74, Cole Hecker 16-69, Cole Hlebechuk 4-19. H, Stetson Carr 15-242, Briar Bornemann 17-122, Hunter Steffen 4-44, Nate Leintz 5-20.
PASSING: HR, Kudrna 2-4-0 26. H, Carr 4-9-1 43.
RECEIVING: HR, Ewoniuk 1-20, Isaiah Marschner 1-6. H, Tyler Wasem 1-21, Dominick Opp 1-16, Connor Doll 1-4, Leintz 1-2.