Midgets can't get much going on offense at Minot

Landon Aman and Dickinson were held scoreless against Minot on Friday night. (File Image / The Dickinson Press)

The Dickinson High football team had a tough week that no football team wants to go through.

Liz Fadness, a manager on the football team, lost her life in a car accident earlier this week. The Midgets played hard trying to honor her, but things didn’t go their way in a 23-0 loss to the Magicians.

Dickinson head coach John Tuchscherer was not with the team either as he is in quarantine for coming in close contact with an individual who has COVID-19, but he was able to watch a livestream of the game.

“As far as tonight goes, going in we had a good plan on both sides of the ball. Everyone was on the same page…,” he said. “Give our kids credit though. It has been a tough week after losing a member of our football family. It has been tough, and I can’t say how proud I am of them for the effort they played with tonight.”

Dickinson ran the ball well with Troy Berg, but they turned the ball over twice in the red zone including once in the first quarter.


Neither team scored in the first, but Minot led 7-0 going into half.

They added another touchdown in the third quarter, and in the fourth, Minot scored one more touchdown and forced Dickinson into a safety when a bad snap on a punt led to an intentional grounding call in the end zone.

“Overall we moved the ball decently, we just didn’t capitalize…,” Tuchscherer said. “We did a pretty decent job in the run game, but when you put yourself in those obvious pass situations and especially against a team like Minot that will bring pressure, you are putting yourself in a difficult situation. It is tough to block up when you make yourself predictable in second and third and long.”

Dickinson is still searching for that elusive first win, and they have a short week next week as they host Mandan on Thursday night.

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