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Mott-Regent/New England win fourth in a row, Dickinson gets back to winning ways, Heart River, Killdeer woes continue

Area football scores from Friday, Sept. 24.

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Heart River remains winless on the season. (Race Archibald / The Dickinson Press)

Dickinson (2-3, 1-1) 33, Watford City (0-5, 0-3) 14

The Midgets stood tall over the Wolves Friday night picking up their second win in the season, their first in their Class A West Region. It was the first time the two sides had faced one another, at least since 1975. For the next two weeks, Dickinson will play opponents from outside of their division before taking on Bismarck St. Mary's Saints. The Midgets haven't faced the Saints since 2008 that resulted in a 27-20 lost for them.

Southern McLean (2-4, 1-3) 30, Heart River (0-5, 0-4) 8

Both teams came into this win winless in the Class B Southwest region. However, the Cougars couldn't get their first victory of the season. For the seventh season in a row, Heart River will have at least five losses. Their best chance at a victory may come in a couple weeks when they take on the only other winless team in the region, Killdeer. The Cougars have scored only 20 points combined in their five games this season.

New Salem (6-0, 3-0) 48, Richardton-Taylor/Hebron (0-6, 0-3) 14

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With only two games left in their season, the Raiders are still in search for a win. They have one more region game left that they will play next week against Grant County-Flasher Co-op. They last time they met was in 2018 where they were able to find victory by a wide margin. It will not be an easy task this time around with the Storms 2-4 overall record this season.

Mott Regent/New England (4-2, 3-0) 42, Grant County/Flasher (2-4, 1-2) 34 OT

The Wildfire long night of battling showed fruitful as they beat Grant County for the first time since 2017. They remain undefeated in the 9B region six, along with Hettinger-Scranton, who they will face next week. Wildfire held the lead going into the half, but a stale third quarter would allow the Storm to tie the game. Both sides would complete two touchdowns in the fourth and wouldn't be set apart until a 10 yards touchdown run from quarterback Nathan Kaufman in overtime. Kaufman passed 126 yards with a touchdown and showed mobility with 40 carries and 360 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

Beulah (6-0, 4-0) 28, Killdeer (0-6, 0-4) 12

Killdeer was matched up with the top team in the Class B Southwest region and while they held the Miners to their second-lowest point total of the season, couldn’t secure the major upset. Beulah remains at the top of the region and will have a big game next week against another undefeated team in the region, Shiloh Christian, likely deciding who will be the top seed in the region for the playoffs. 2021 will be just the fourth time in program history the Cowboys will have at least six losses in a season.

Josiah C. Cuellar was born in San Angelo, Texas, a small rural community in the western part of the state known for its farming, ranching and beautiful Concho River. A Texas A&M San Antonio graduate specializing in multi-media reporting, Cuellar is an award winning photographer and reporter whose work focuses on community news and sports.
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