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Fourth quarter surge powers Blue Hawks over Jimmies

The Dickinson State football team had a rough start to each half of their game against the University of Jamestown. The Blue Hawks made up for it with strong second and fourth quarters though, coming out on top 44-13.

The Dickinson State football team had a rough start to each half of their game against the University of Jamestown. The Blue Hawks made up for it with strong second and fourth quarters though, coming out on top 44-13.

While the offense took some time to come into itself, the Blue Hawks topped the Jimmies by two yards, with 470 offensive yards on the day.

"They ran a lot of plays," head coach Pete Stanton said. "Jamestown ran 86. We ran 49. In the third quarter we didn't have the ball very much, but we did a good job of hanging in there defense."

The Blue Hawk defense held the Jimmies to six points in the first half. Jamestown quarterback Dylan Klatt ran in a touchdown, but the Blue Hawks blocked the kick and junior defensive back Jay Liggins ran the ball back for two points.

Junior running back Deonte Dixon put Dickinson State on top with a 5-yard rush with three minutes and 40 seconds left in the first quarter.

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In the second quarter, junior receiver Nick Kottre and senior receiver Seth Ewoniuk added touchdowns with receptions of 54 and 77 yards.

At half, Dickinson State (7-1, 6-0 NSAA) led 23-6.

Jamestown (1-7, 1-4 NSAA) tacked on seven more points with a touchdown by running back Jackson He. He rushed 48 yards over 14 carries. Starting Jimmies running back Jimmy Hatch ran 97 yards over 18 carries.

"I give Jamestown credit," Stanton said. "They ran the ball well. They did a good job running between the tackles, which we knew they would. That's their game. When they commit their whole game to running inside the tackles, they're going to get some yards."

In the third quarter, the Blue Hawks couldn't get their offense clicking, running just five plays. They found their fire again in the final frame.

Sophomore running back Karsten Mack Jr. ran 3 yards for a touchdown, followed by senior defensive back Thomas Sease intercepting the ball and running it back 88 yards for a touchdown.

"It was a good play by Tommy," Stanton said. "We were in a spot when we needed that. We had just gotten the lead extended and then they came out and hit a couple of big plays. We were in the red zone and that was a huge play for us."

Dixon ended the scoring with a 17-yard rush into the endzone. He finished the game with 46 rushing yards over eight carries while Mack finished with 104 yards over 15 carries.

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"It wasn't always pretty, but it's never going to be," Stanton said. "Our guys did a good job battling and it was a great road win."

Dickinson State 44, Jamestown 13

DSU 9 14 0 21 - 44

J 6 0 7 0 - 13

First Quarter

J - Dylan Klatt 1 rush (Chandler Johnson kick blocked), 11:09

DSU - Extra point block, Jay Liggins conversion, 11:09

DSU - Deonte Dixon 5 rush (Cody Johnson kick), 3:40

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Second Quarter

DSU - Nick Kottre 54 pass from Gibson (Cody Johnson kick), 10:40

DSU - Seth Ewoniuk 77 pass from Gibson (Cody Johnson kick), 5:02

Third Quarter

J - Jackson He 11 rush (Chandler Johnson kick), 12:17

Fourth Quarter

DSU - Karsten Mack Jr. 3 rush (Hunter Johnson kick), 9:13

DSU - Thomas Sease 88 interception return (Hunter Johnson kick), 5:47

DSU - Dixon 17 rush (Hunter Johnson kick) 4:00

TEAM STATISTICS DSU J

First downs 14 24

Rushes-yards 23-150 53-239

Passing yards 320 229

Comp.-Att.-Int. 16-26-0 32-17-2

Total yards 470 468

Fumbles-lost 2-2 1-1

Penalties-yards 7-89 9-65

Punts-Avg. 3-31 3-34.7

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: DSU, Karsten Mack Jr. 15-104 1 TD, Deonte Dixon 8-46 2 TD. J, Jimmy Hatch 18-97, Jackson He 14-48 1 TD, Tanner Mathern 8-48.

PASSING: DSU, Hayden Gibson 16-26-0 320 yards 2 TD. J, Jordan Mann 12-21-2 179 yards, Dylan Klatt 5-11 50 yards.

RECEIVING: DSU, Seth Ewoniuk 6-135 1 TD, Nick Kottre 3-89 1 TD, Tyger Frye 3-26, Karsten Mack 2-24, Chase Andersen 2-46. J, Pete Fehr 3-32, Zeb Taber 3-49, Branden Edwards 2-65.

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

TACKLES: Elijah Staton 9-3, Daniel Moreno 5-4, Jay Liggins 6-2, Mitch Mehrer 4-2. J, Caleb Ellingson 3-4, Aundre Purnell 4-3, Morgan Borland 3-1.

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