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Miners use 1st half to top Trinity

Courtesy photo by Jarann Johnson Dickinson Trinity's Jacob Brooke, right, tackles Beulah's Casey Walcker during a two-point conversion run in a Class 2A, West Region game on Friday in Beulah.

BEULAH -- The Dickinson Trinity football team's game plan was to finish.

After a touchdown in the second quarter, Trinity and Beulah were tied 6-6.

The Miners weren't done there scoring four unanswered touchdown to defeat Trinity 49-14 during a Class 2A, West Region game on Friday.

"The second half of the second quarter struck and it was the same story different night," Trinity head coach John Odermann said. "We just let our foot off the pedal for six or seven minutes and the game got away from us. It goes back to what we've been working on all year is we have to finish."

Trinity's Coltyn Nelson returned after missing last week with an injury to rack up 197 yards on the ground. Nelson scored the team's opening touchdown to tie the game.

However, the Titans let up for half a quarter and Beulah capitalized to take a 37-6 lead at halftime.

"We played right with them and we shut them down on their two or three offensive series," Odermann said. "We had three and out and things were going pretty good. On the offensive side of the ball, we couldn't punch it in.

"Big plays have killed us all year and that's what happened again tonight."

Ty Nordby, a junior tight end from New England, scored the Titans' second touchdown of the game, which is also his first of his varsity career.

Trinity doesn't have to wait long and returns to the field to play Watford City at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Biesiot Activities Center. Odermann said the team will look to Tuesday in the same fashion as every other game.

"You've only good three days to prepare for a team that's pretty good," Odermann said. "We just have to do it the way that we've done it, we go out there and prepare for a team that has had quite a bit of success this year."