Titans defeat Central Dakota, first win in 2 years

COOPERSTOWN -- It was a win two years in the making. After two close games, the Dickinson Trinity football shutout Central Dakota 27-0 for its first win in two seasons on Friday. Titans head coach John Odermann was more than elated for the win an...

COOPERSTOWN - It was a win two years in the making.
After two close games, the Dickinson Trinity football shutout Central Dakota 27-0 for its first win in two seasons on Friday. Titans head coach John Odermann was more than elated for the win and proud of his team.
“This is something that has been a long time coming. The kids have been working really hard for two years now for this victory and it feels really good,” he said.“Just nice to see the confidence I see in my kids, especially after last week’s close loss in overtime to Valley City. Coming back and responding with a victory was just huge for our team.”
Trinity scored in all but the fourth quarter, starting off with a 47 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Willy Jahner to Lucas Jones, his only reception for the night. Jahner finished 11 of 24 with no interceptions and 171 total yards and ran for one carry worth seven yards.
Coltyn Nelson has two touchdown runs, a 50 yard run in the second quarter and a 56 yard run in the final scoring drive of the game in the third quarter. Nelson led the team with 18 carries for 164 yards. Cole Beck ran had nine carries worth 78 yards. For passing, Trinity had three receivers with at least 24 yards on the night. Jaret Lee had four receptions for 24 yards, Joe Mayer picked up 48 yards with three catches and Ty Nordby made completed two catches for 32 yards.
As excited as the Titans are for their first win, Odermann told the team to cherish it, but treat this upcoming week as an 0-0 record. Trinity hosts Minot Ryan for its homecoming game at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Biesiot Activities Center.
“We got to take them seriously, we can’t just go in thinking we got our first win now and everything is going to come easy,” Odermann said. “We got to take every game as it comes and we got to prepare like we prepare for every team. We can’t overlook anybody.”

C. Dakota      0    0    0    0    -   0
Trinity       7    14    3    0    -   27
First quarter
T–Lucas Jones 47 pass from Willy Jahner (Connor Friske kick good) 3:09
Second quarter
T– Coltyn Nelson 50 run (Friske kick good) 10:01
T– Jace Kruger fumble recovery in end zone (Friske kick good) 6:32
Third quarter
T– Nelson 56 run (PAT no good) 3:28
Fourth quarter
No scoring
RUSHING: T, Nelson 18-164, Cole Beck 9-78, Jahner 1-7, Colton Steiner 2-5
PASSING: T, Jahner 11-24-0 171
RECEIVING: T, Jaret Lee 4-24, Joe Mayer 3-48, Ty Nordby 2-32, Jones 1-47, Kruger 1-6.
Heart River 34, Hettinger-Scranton 14 BELFIELD – The Heart River football team picked up its first win of the season on Friday.
The Cougars defeated 9-man opponent Hettinger-Scranton 34-14 and had at least one scoring play per quarter. Cole Olson had two rushing touchdowns for 18 yards and eight yards, respectively and had 15 carries for 108 yards. Clayton Tangen lead the Cougars with 29 carries for 122 yards and two touchdowns.
For the Night Hawks, Brandon Pierce and Tanner Sanford scored their team’s two touchdowns – Pierce on a one yard run and Sanford on an 11 yard pass from Braxon Yates. Pierce had 15 carries for 48 yards and Sanford finished with 10 carries for 53 yards. Yates completed 5 of 12 passes with two interceptions and 49 yards.

HS      0    8    0    6    -   14
HR       6    13    8    7    -   34
First quarter
HR–Clayton Tangen 2 run (kick failed)
Second quarter
HR–Cole Olson 18 run (run failed)
HS– Brandon Pierce 1 run (Isiah Kludt from Braxon Yates)
HR–Olson 8 run (Olson kick good)
Third quarter
HR–Tangen 1 run (Cade Shypkoski run good)
Fourth quarter
HS–Tanner Sanford 11 pass from Yates (run failed)
HR–Blayne Smith 27 pass from Olson (Olson kick good)
RUSHING: HS, Pierce 15-48, Sanford 10-53, Yates 4-21, Kludt 2-17. HR, Tangen 29-122, Olson 15-108, Shypkoski 15-91, Seth Keator 6-32.
PASSING: HS, Yates 5-12-2 49. H, Olson 0-4-0.
RECEIVING: HS, Sanford 4-42, Kludt 1-7. HR, none.
Richardton-Taylor-Hebron 71, Beach 34 BEACH – The Richardton-Taylor-Hebron football team took Beach by storm, defeating the Buccaneers 71-34 on Friday night. Beach kept it a six-point game in the first quarter, but the Raiders pulled away and outscored them 51-20 the remainder of the game.
Jacob Kuntz completed 11 passes for 169 yards for RTH and Denver Colgrove had four receptions for 112 yards and a 21 yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Jaden Schmidt had 20 carries for 219 yards and Cory Rebel finished with four carries for 62 yards.
Both Ty Farstveet and Kirby Maus rushed for over 100 yards, 120 and 101, respectively. Maus also completed 28 passes for 240 yards in the air. Troy Steele had a game-high 12 receptions for 143 yards and a touchdown.
RTH       20    16    23    12    -   71
Beach        14    6    14    0    -   34
First quarter
RTH–Jacob Kuntz 1 run (Denver Colgrove run)
RTH– Jaden Schmidt 9 run (run failed)
B– Ty Fastveet 17 run (pass failed)
B– Kirby Maus 24 run (Farstveet run)
RTH– Spencer Floberg 9 pass from Kuntz (run failed)
Second quarter
RTH–Colgrove 31 pass from Kuntz (Cory Rebel run)
B–Maus 4 run (run failed)
RTH– Schmidt 85 run (Colgrove run)
Third quarter
RTH– Chet Westin 24 field goal
B– Troy Steele 32 pass from Maus (Maus run)
RTH– Schmidt 45 pass from Kuntz (Floberg pass from Kuntz)
Fourth quarter
RTH– Ty Wehri 60 run (kick failed)
RTH– Colgrove 21 run (kick failed)
RUSHING: RTH, Schmidt 20-219, Rebel 4-62, Kuntz 10-31. B, Farstveet 13-120, Maus 19-101.
PASSING: RTH, Kuntz 11 passes 169. B, Maus 28 passes 240, Scott Lund 9 passes 44.
RECEIVING: RTH, Colgrove 4-112, Floberg 3-12, Schmidt 1-45. B, Steele 12-143, Lund 11-92, Brandon Stockwell 7-26.

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