Deacons down Miners in semisFARGO — Project Alerus is a full go for the Fargo Shanley football team.
By: Tom Mix, The Dickinson Press
FARGO — Project Alerus is a full go for the Fargo Shanley football team.
The Deacons outlasted Beulah to take a 27-14 victory in the North Dakota Class 2A state semifinals on Saturday at Sid Cichy Stadium.
The win sets up rematch of last season’s 2A state final. No. 1-ranked Shanley plays Grafton in the championship game at 3 p.m. on Friday at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.
It’s a destination the Deacons wanted to return to after falling to the Spoilers a year ago.
“We had a saying at the beginning of the season called Project Alerus,” said junior running back Peter Simon. “We have been reiterating that all season long and it feels good to be going back there.”
Beulah 6 0 0 8 — 14
Shanley 7 3 10 7 — 27
B–Mark Muscha 4 run (pass failed)
S–Josh Berg 1 run (Patrick Strom kick)
S–Strom 20 FG
S–Joseph Laske 9 run (Strom kick)
S–Strom 34 field goal
B–Brett Koch 22 pass from Trevor Zacher (Cody Nelson pass from Zacher)
S–Dan Arnold 36 pass from Chase Montplaisir (Strom kick)
RUSHING: B, Muscha 6-16, Karson Hintz 9-17, Zacher 4-6, Nelson 3-16. S, Daniel Stasch 14-53, Peter Simon 18-115, Laske 7-33, Josh Berg 3-3, Trevian Fort 1-34, Arnold 1-5, Montplaisir 1-(minus 4), Alex Conner 1-(minus 2), Team 1-(minus 1).
PASSING: B, Zacher 8-22-4, 123. H, Montplaisir, 16-24-2, 236.
RECEIVING: B, Nelson 5-98, Hintz 2-3, Koch 1-22. S, Arnold 4-118, Simon 1-3, Grady Meyer 3-26, Laske 5-69, Blake McGovern 1-15, Fort 1-5.