Bowman suffers first loss of the season, Hettinger/Scranton continues to collect wins

Area football scores from Friday, Sept. 17.

Bowman County lost their first game of the season at home to Shiloh Christian Friday night. (Race Archibald / The Dickinson Press)

Hazen (3-2) 57, Killdeer (0-5) 46

The tough times continue for the Cowboys as they post their first five-game losing streak since 1989 and begin the season 0-5 for the first time since 1978. If there is a bright spot for Killdeer, it has to be the emergence of freshman running back Calvin Dobitz. He posted 188 yards and two touchdowns in this game, continuing to be a focal point of the offense. Sophomore quarterback Gus Bohmbach had 139 yards through the air and 95 on the ground with four total touchdowns. Wide receivers Cayden Neurohr and Dawson Schneider each had a receiving touchdown. Freshman linebacker Noah Jepson led the way with 13 solo tackles on defense. There are some younger players leading the way for the Cowboys, but they are still going through some growing pains as they search for their first win.

Mott-Regent/New England 40 (3-2), Beach 16 (1-4)

The Buccaneers were unable to find success at home against the Wildfire, whose offense did not let up. Mott-Regent/New England struck first from a 55-yard run from quarterback Nathan Kaufman. They would continue their scoring into the second quarter with three passing touchdowns. Beach had a running touchdown from quarterback Trin Schumacher before the half to make it 26-8. Schumacher had another rushing touchdown later in the game, finishing with 107 yards on the ground. The Wildfire had two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter, first a 25 yard pass to Jacob Rafferty from Cole Manolovitz and then a 9 yard run from Kaufman. Kaufman completed only three passes but wound up with 132 yards passing and 147 rushing. Both sides will be on the road next week, with Mott-Regent/New England travelling to Grant County while Beach goes to Hettinger.

Shiloh Christian (4-1) 13, Bowman County (4-1) 6


Two of the top teams in the Class B Southwest region met in Bowman as the Bulldogs looked to remain undefeated on the year. The normally dangerous offense led by quarterback Quaid Lardy and wide receiver Clay Heimer, which scored over 25 points the last three weeks, were held in check Friday night. Along with Trinity and Beulah, these two teams remain near the top of the region and will have some interesting matchups in the next few weeks. Bowman will take on Trinity on the road next week as the playoff push begins to heat up.

Hettinger/Scranton (4-1) 46, Richardton-Taylor/Hebron (0-5) 0

The Night Hawks miraculous season continues as they shut out the Raiders, who continue to struggle in their first season back in 9-man football. It’s shaping up to be Hettinger/Scranton’s best season since 2016, the last time they reached the playoffs, finishing 6-3. Quarterback Cade Warbis contributed three total touchdowns, two in the air and one on the ground, while running back Conner Andress rushed for 88 yards and a touchdown. Alex Martinez and Gavin Delley both had a receiving touchdown. On special teams, Sam Weiland blocked two punts and returned one of them for a touchdown. Next up for them will be Beach who have just one win through five games.

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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