Midgets, Cowboys grab road wins; Night Hawks, Wildfire lose ahead of playoffs; Raiders finish season winless

Area football scores from Friday, Oct. 8.

(Race Archibald / The Dickinson Press)

Dickinson (1-1, 3-4) 23, Williston (0-4, 1-6) 12

The Midgets picked up an away win against the Class AA Coyotes, who are at the bottom of their standings. This is the second game without their star quarterback Troy Berg, who is sitting out as he is recovering from ankle injury. Last week's loss to Bismarck High gave second string quarterback Stephen Zawodny experience and confidence to play a stronger game against Williston. Next week they will have a region game against Bismarck St. Mary’s at home next Thursday night.

Killdeer (2-4, 2-6) 18, Heart River (0-6, 0-7) 8

The Cowboys find themselves on a two-game win streak after defeating the Cougars. It’s a small consolation prize in what has been a tough season. They’ll have Shiloh Christian to close out the season next week where they’ll hope to avoid finishing a season with only two wins for the first time since 1986. For Heart River, it was just the third game of the season where they were able to score points. They’ll finish the season against Hazen and try to avoid their first winless season since 2009.

Bowman County (5-1, 7-1) 46, Hazen (3-3, 4-4) 7


Last week it was Bowman County who clinched a playoff spot due to Trinity’s loss. This week, it was Hazen’s turn to celebrate a Trinity loss, which clinched a playoff spot for the Bison. However, this game wasn’t ideal for them as the Bulldogs won their third straight. It was the third time Bowman County put up at least 45 points this season. The result locks Hazen into the No. 4 seed in the region for the playoffs.

Napoleon (2-2, 6-2) 30, Hettinger-Scranton (4-0, 6-2) 22

After winning last week’s 9-man region 6 title, the Night Hawks travelled east to face another playoff bound team. It was a similar scoreline, but a different result for Hettinger-Scranton and put an end to their four game win streak. Nonetheless, as winners of their region, the Night Hawks will get a bye in the first round of the 9-man playoffs that are set to begin next week.

New Salem (4-0, 8-0) 55, Mott-Regent-New England (3-1, 4-4) 12

The Wildfire went up against 9-man powerhouse New Salem, who have put up at least 48 points in five games this year. It was the lowest point total for Mott-Regent-New England since their shutout loss to South Border on August 27. They’ll look to put this loss behind them as they get set for the 9-man playoffs next week. Their likely opponent is Napoleon at home, who they lost to in the first game of the season on August 20 44-24.

South Border (3-1, 7-1) 48, Richardton-Taylor-Hebron (0-4, 0-8) 12

The Raiders struggled all season long in their first season back in 9-man football for the first time since 2018, averaging just 13 points per game. The loss cemented their first winless season in school history. Defensively they allowed 41 points per game.

Josiah C. Cuellar was born in San Angelo, Texas, a small rural community in the western part of the state known for its farming, ranching and beautiful Concho River. A Texas A&M San Antonio graduate specializing in multi-media reporting, Cuellar is an award winning photographer and reporter whose work focuses on community news and sports.
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