Imperials roll past Spartans
Trent Fettig ran for five touchdowns to lift Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter into the 9-man state semifinals on Saturday.
Fettig finished with 21 carries for 215 yards and was 4-of-6 for 57 yards through the air.
F-S-H-P entered with its only loss of the season coming to Cavalier. The Spartans were led by Clay Montag’s 51 yards. Ethan Jacobson scored their only TD, a 17-yard scamper in the final 2 minutes.
The Imperials host top-ranked and unbeaten Cavalier on Saturday. Both teams are seeded No. 1 in their respective regions and when like seeds play, odd-numbered seeds host in odd years.
Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 42, Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page 6
FSHP 0 0 0 6 — 6
NGS 14 22 6 0 — 42
NGS — Trent Fettig 2 run (pass failed), 9:27.
NGS — Fettig 1 run (Jake Bakken run), :43.
NGS — Fettig 20 run (Ryan Baumgartner pass from Fettig), 8:56.
NGS — Fettig 19 run (run failed), 5:31.
NGS — Dylan Bitz 5 pass from Fettig (Matthew Gross pass from Fettig), 1:30.
NGS — Fettig 48 run (run failed), 10:40.
FSHP — Ethan Jacobson 17 run (run failed), 1:26.
Cavalier 52, SB 6
Top-ranked Cavalier continued its impressive season, moving to 9-0 with a 52-6 win over South Border in the 9-man state quarterfinals.
The Tornadoes visit Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter on Saturday, hoping for a trip to the Dakota Bowl.
Brock Robbins had TD runs of 27 and 62 yards to start the action for the Tornadoes, who were up 24-0 after one quarter and 46-0 at halftime.
Tucker Meidinger’s 8-yard TD capped scoring for South Border (7-3).
Cavalier 52, South Border 6
Cavalier 24 22 6 0 — 52
South Border 0 0 0 6 — 6
C — Brock Robbins 27 run (Ryley Cleem pass from Ryan Chrest)
C — Robbins 62 run (Chase Walton run)
C — Chase Walton 12 run (Robbins run)
C — Cody Walton 85 interception return (Chase Walton run)
C — Chrest 35 run (run failed)
C — Blake Kaercher 18 fumble return (Cleem run)
C — Trent Karel 16 run (pass failed)
SB — Tucker Meidinger 8 run (run failed)
L-HMB 16, Oakes 9
As good as Oakes’ offense has been this season, it hasn’t been able to figure out Linton-HMB’s stellar defense.
The Lions won the earlier matchup 8-7 and once again held the high-powered Tornadoes down 16-9 to advance to the Class A state semifinals on Saturday.
Linton-HMB, which led 8-0 at halftime after a 1-yard TD pass from Brooks Flyberg to Jon Purintun, went up two scores on a Rylan Jacob 2-yard TD run in the third quarter. Jacob finished with 30 carries for 165 yards.
Oakes fired back with a safety in the third quarter, and received a big play from quarterback Bryce Meehl, who connected with Ethan Zetocha for a 47-yard touchdown pass to cut the deficit to seven points in the fourth quarter. Meehl was 15-of-32 for 212 yards for the Tornadoes (7-3).
Linton-HMB (8-3), the No. 3 seed out of Region 1, visits top-seeded and Region 1 champion Milnor-North Sargent in the semis. M-NS won 20-14 at Linton-HMB in late September.
Linton-Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock 16, Oakes 9
LHMB 0 8 8 0 — 16
Oakes 0 0 2 7 — 9
LHMB — Jon Purintun 1 pass from Brooks Flyberg (Ryan Schneider pass from Flyberg).
LHMB — Rylan Jacob 2 run (Al Gefroh pass from Flyberg).
Oakes — Safety.
LHMB — Ethan Zetocha 47 pass from Bryce Meehl (Meehl kick).