Hazen sends Blue Jays packing
HAZEN -- Hazen was the last team to defeat Stanley-Powers Lake before the Blue Jays went on a 23-game win streak.
The No. 4-ranked Bison recreated memories of two years ago, defeating the No. 1-ranked and defending state champion Blue Jays 14-0 in the semifinals of the Class 1A playoffs on Saturday.
Stanley-Powers Lake's was limited to 200 total yards, while Hazen's junior running back Briar Bornemann rushed for 201 yards and a 4-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
Abe Roerich led the Blue Jays (11-1) with 22 carries for 112 yards.
Hazen's senior quarterback Stetson Carr threw for 123 yards including a 2-yard pass to Tyler Wasem in the second quarter. Carr added 15 carries and 97 yards rushing.
Hazen travels to the Alerus Center in Grand Forks to play Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn in the Class 1A state championship on at 8 a.m. MST Friday.
SPL 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Hazen 0 7 7 0 -- 14
H-Tyler Wasem 2 pass from Stetson Carr (Hunter Fears kick)
H-Briar Borneman 4 run (Fears kick)
RUSHING: SPL, Abe Roerich 22-112, Sam Footh 4-21, Dylan Eckert 3-17, Kale Enget 1-10. H, Briar Bornemann 28-201, Stetson Carr 15-97, Nate Leintz 2-8, Dominick Opp 1-4.
PASSING: SPL, Footh 6-14-3 50. H, Carr 11-25-1 123.
RECEIVING: SPL, Roerich 2-26, Enget 2-16, Brady Aadness 2-8. H,Connor Doll 5-71, Leintz 2-23, Alex Valley 1-13, Tyler Wasem 2-5, Opp 1-4.