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Jacob Svihovec leads Bowman County past Dickinson Trinity

The Jacob Svihovec show was the name of the game as Bowman County battled Dickinson Trinity on Friday night at the BAC.

It was homecoming for Dickinson Trinity, but the Titans couldn’t slow down Svihovec as he totaled nearly 350 yards of total offense before the halfway point of the contest.

Behind his efforts, the Bulldogs smashed the Titans by a final score of 35-7.

“The way (Bowman County) won this game was by dominating the line of scrimmage,” Dickinson Trinity head coach John Odermann said. “There big guys took on our big guys, and they were playing five or ten yards down field. We just have to do a better job at the point of attack.”

Bowman County wouldn’t be slowed down to start the game. Svihovec was 2-2 passing on the first drive with two long completions that totaled 65 yards to Brady Senn and Matt Osendorf.

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Svihovec ended the drive with 9:36 left in the first quarter when he scampered into the endzone which was the first of his three touchdowns on the night.

The Titans couldn’t manage to control the line of scrimmage and get much going all night, so Bowman County got the ball back with a chance to go up by two scores early.

Senn caught another long pass on the next drive, and Svihovec ran five yards into the endzone to make the score 14-0.

After another stalled drive by Dickinson Trinity, the Titans forced Svihovec into one of his few mistakes of the night. Linebacker Seth Herner picked off Svihovec and sprinted for a touchdown to bring the score to 14-7.

After the momentum and a stop, another short drive by the Titans gave the ball back to the Bulldogs and Svihovec.

A three play drive ensued which was headlined by a 54 yard run by Svihovec and a 12 yard touchdown run by Brody Headley early in the second quarter.

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The next Bulldog drive saw a pair of touchdowns called back by a chop block and a hold. Bowman County wouldn’t cross the goalline for a third time on the drive, because Svihovec fumbled to give Dickinson Trinity the ball back.

With 30 seconds left in the half, Bowman County called a designed quarterback keeper, and Svihovec sprinted down the sideline 70 yards to bring the score to 28-7 at halftime.

Over 200 of Svihovec’s yards in the first half came via rushing.

To open the second half, Dickinson Trinity attempted to stage a rally. A methodical drive took up over half of the time on the quarter. The Titans converted on fourth down twice on the drive, but a third fourth down attempt wasn’t the charm. The man of the night, Svihovec stepped in front of a Jake Daniel pass and intercepted it at the three yard line.

In the fourth quarter, Headley took an inside run and maneuvered his way down the sideline for a 35 touchdown run to put the game on ice.

In the end, Svihovec totaled 386 yards of offense with 260 coming on the ground and 126 through the air.

“Svihovec played well. There are a few turnovers he needs to clean up,” Bowman County head coach Todd Frie said. “He is a gamer. He wants to be the guy with the ball. He is always looking to perfect his game. He is going to look at this game, and he is going to look at his mistakes instead of the good things. That is what a good quarterback does. We are really proud of him.”

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