Hettinger/Scranton (3-1) 44, Grant County/Flaser (2-2) 22
The Night Hawks will have at least three wins a season for the first time since 2016. This one wasn’t short on action as it was tied at 22 when Hettinger/Scranton scored 22 unanswered points to take the win. The Night Hawks had a number of big scores on the night, including an 84 yard run from running back Conner Andress and 27-yard interception return from defensive back Cade Warbis. Hettiner/Scranton had two players with over 150 yards rushing - Andress had 233 and Tristan Pekas had 159. Andress also had three touchdowns. Warbis had a rushing score to go along with two interceptions.
Beach 28 (1-3), Richardton-Taylor/Hebron (0-4) 14
Both the offense and defense delivered the Buccaneers their first win of the season with the seniors making a tremendous effort for the team. Kaden Volk and Chance Manhart were among them, making big decisive plays on both sides of the ball. Linebacker Manhart grabbed an interception with a tie game at 14-14 with four minutes left in the first half. Running Back Volk would give the Buccaneers the lead in the fourth quarter with a 12 yard touchdown.
Mott-Regent/New England (2-2) 42, Kidder County (2-2) 26
The Wildfire were back in New England for the first time since 2005, the last time New England operated their own football team. It was a memorable return to the town as they secured their second win of the season against Kidder County. The Wolves grabbed the first touchdown, but the Wildfire would strike back with a run of their own from their star running back Nathan Kaufman. The two sides would be tied at halftime 14-14, but the Wildfire would ignite in the second half. They scored two touchdowns in the third, starting with an interception from cornerback Cole Manolovits. With Kidder grabbing a touchdown of their own, the score would be 30-20 by the end of the third quarter. The home side would finish off the Wolves with two more touchdowns from the quarterback Manolovits, one on the ground and another through the air.