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 scoringIndividual statistics were not available.Records: D, 1-7, 1-4 West Region. M, 3-5, 2-4 West Region.