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Magicians handle Midgets, knock Dickinson out of playoff contention

For the third consecutive season, the Dickinson High football team will not advance into the Class AAA state postseason.

Shutout for the first time this season, the Midgets were eliminated from playoff contention following a 33-0 loss against Minot on Thursday, Oct. 11, from the Duane Carlson Stadium.

A 3-yard run by junior running back Payton Philion midway through the first quarter got the scoring going for the Magicians.

Minot added three more touchdowns in the second period. Senior quarterback Cade Tate delivered a 47-yard scoring strike to senior wide receiver Jordan Johnson. Just before halftime, Tate would be on the receiving end of a trick play, hauling in a 9-yard touchdown pass from senior wide receiver Jacob Schiele.

Sandwiched in between the two Tate scores was a 2-yard keeper from junior quarterback Jaxon Gunville.

On the first play of the second half, Philion notched his second touchdown run of the game on a 64-yard carry.

Dickinson was shut out for the first time since a 28-0 defeat to West Fargo Sheyenne on Sept. 29, 2017.

Minot has won 17 consecutive contests against the Midgets.

Minot 33, Dickinson 0D 0 0 0 0 — 0M 6 21 6 0 — 33First quarterM: Payton Philion 3 run (Kick failed)Second quarterM: Jordan Johnson 47 pass from Cade Tate (Kyler Stenberg kick)M: Jaxon Gunville 2 run (Stenberg kick)M: Cade Tate 9 pass from Jacob Schiele (Stenberg kick) Third quarterM: Philion 64 run (Kick failed)Fourth quarterNo scoring
Individual statistics were not available.Records: D, 1-7, 1-4 West Region. M, 3-5, 2-4 West Region.
Patrick Bernadeau

Patrick Bernadeau is a sports reporter for the Dickinson Press. He can be reached at his office number (701) 456-1211 or email him at Joining the Dickinson Press in July 2017, he was previously a freelance sports writer for Treasure Coast Newspapers ( in Stuart, FL as well as carrying bylines from the Associated Press, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Florida Today and Naples Daily News. Prior to his move to Dickinson, he resided in Port St. Lucie, FL, earning a Bachelor's Degree from Florida Atlantic University. Patrick was born and raised in Brockton, Mass and is an avid Boston sports fan. Born to Haitian parents, Patrick's favorite meal is Griot with Banana Peze, Pikliz (Fried pork with smashed plaintains and a spicy vegetable relish) and a tall glass of Cherry Coke.

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