Noah Fredrickson's 284 passing yards and four touchdowns weren't enough to clinch the win against Kidder County on Saturday.

The Wolves outscored the Outlaws 44-26 in the first round of the 9-man football playoffs in Steele. Kidder County will face Beach in the second round of the playoffs Saturday in Steele at 2 p.m.

Fredrickson threw up a 26-yard pass to Lane Veach for the first points of the game but the Wolves rebounded with an 11-yard run from John Wagner to tie up the game at six apiece. Payton Cauthon then put the Wolves ahead six points off a 21-yard run late in the first.

The Wolves did not give up the lead the rest of the game.

Cauthon scored three of Kidder County's six touchdowns and had 135 yards off nine carries. Blake Pfaff rushed for 149 yards off 18 carries.

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Kidder County 44, Ray/Powers Lake 26

R/PL 6 8 6 6 -- 26

KC 12 8 16 8 -- 44

Scoring

First quarter

R/PL: Noah Fredrickson 26 yard pass to Lane Veach; 2 pt. failed

KC: John Wagner 11 yard run; 2 pt. failed

KC: Payton Cauthon 21 yd run: 2 pt. failed

Second quarter

R/PL: Fredrickson 66 yard pass to Jace Nelson: Fredrickson to Nelson 2 pt. good

KC: Cauthon 16 yd run: Blake Pfaff run 2 pt. good

Third quarter

KC: Cauthon 61 yd run: Jonah Harter run 2 pt. good

R/PL: Fredrickson 54 yd. pass to Nelson; 2 pt. failed

KC: Harter 10 yd pass to Tristan Patzner; John Wagner run 2 pt. good

Fourth quarter

R/PL: Fredrickson 7 yd pass to Nelson; 2 pt. failed

KC: Harter 2 yd run; Ryan Nicholson run 2 pt. good