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Killdeer outduels Heart River by slimmest of margins

KILLDEER -- Heart River sophomore quarterback Nick Fagerberg connected with sophomore wide receiver Tanner Jarrett for a 7-yard touchdown reception with three seconds remaining in the game. However, senior place kicker Anton Krebs had his potenti...

KILLDEER - Heart River sophomore quarterback Nick Fagerberg connected with sophomore wide receiver Tanner Jarrett for a 7-yard touchdown reception with three seconds remaining in the game. However, senior place kicker Anton Krebs had his potential game-tying extra-point attempt blocked in the final seconds, allowing the Killdeer football team to escape with a 34-33 victory over the Cougars on Senior Night from Killdeer Cowboy Sports Complex.

In a game that featured five fourth-quarter touchdowns, Fagerberg’s late score came on the heels of Killdeer earning a seven-point lead following a 38-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Dylan Tabor to senior wide receiver Kacen Gartner.

Heart River jumped ahead to a 12-0 advantage following a 5-yard scoring reception from senior tight end Trystan Gregory and a 1-yard plunge from senior running back Cauy Shypkoski.

Killdeer responded with 26 unanswered points, tying the game in the second period with a 1-yard dive from sophomore running back Zach Andersen and a 4-yard reception from junior wide receiver Gabe Magee.

The Cowboys took its first lead of the game in the third quarter when Andersen rushed into end zone for the second time on a 9-yard effort. Junior wide receiver Jamie Keller added a two-point conversion catch and opened the fourth period with a 55-yard interception return score.

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Heart River closed to within 28-27, started by a Fagerberg keeper from three yards out. Fagerberg found Gregory on the two-point attempt. Later, Shypkoski notched his second score of the game on a 50-yard rumble.  

Shypkoski amassed 146 rushing yards on 22 touches. Andersen finished with 85 yards on the ground on 15 carries while senior running back Riley Reiss led all players with 160 rushings yard 29 carries.

Killdeer 34, Heart River 33K 0 12 8 14 - 34HR 12 0 0 21 - 33First quarterHR - Trystan Gregory 5 pass from Nick Fagerberg (PAT no good)HR - Cauy Shypkoski 1 rush (PAT blocked)Second quarterK - Zach Andersen 1 rush (PAT no good)K - Gabe Magee 4 pass form Dylan Tabor (PAT no good)Third quarterK - Andersen 9 rush (Jamie Keller from Tabor)Fourth quarterK - Keller 55 yards interception return (PAT no good)HR - Fagerberg 3 rush (Gregory from Fagerberg)HR - Shypkoski 50 rush (Anton Krebs kick)K - Kacen Gartner 38 pass from Tabor (PAT no good)HR - Tanner Jarrett 7 pass from Fagerberg (PAT blocked)INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSRUSHING: K, Riley Reiss 29-160; Andersen 15-85. HR, Shypkoski 22-146; Garrett White 3-9. PASSING: K, Tabor 11-19-0, 103 yards, 2 TD. HR, Fagerberg 13-36-3, 119 yards, TD.RECEIVING: K, Magee 1-4; Gartner 3-60; Andersen 2-3; Keller 4-41; Reiss 1-5. HR, Jarrett 5-40; Gregory 5-27; Tyler Kastrow 3-52.Records: K, 4-3 (3-3 Region 4). HR, 1-6 (1-5 Region 4).

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