Hornets stunned by Falcons

Maple Valley-Enderlin -- the No. 4 seed out of Class A's Region 1 -- stunned No. 1-ranked and previously undefeated Harvey-Wells County in the first round of the state Class A football playoffs in Harvey on Saturday.

New Rockford-Sheyenne's Ethan Haley (25) attempts to evade Napoleon-GS's Trent Fettig (15) during Saturday's state 9-man playoff game in Napoleon. Michael Savaloja / The Sun

Maple Valley-Enderlin -- the No. 4 seed out of Class A's Region 1 -- stunned No. 1-ranked and previously undefeated Harvey-Wells County in the first round of the state Class A football playoffs in Harvey on Saturday.

The Falcon's Dylan Lerud punched in a 3-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, lifting Maple Valley-Enderlin over the Hornets by the final of 15-14.

The Hornets led 14-7 at the half, aided by a pair of 1-yard TD runs by senior quarterback M.J. Stumpf. The biggest scoring play of the game came in the first quarter, as Dylan Lerud found Jordan Haselau for a 97-yard touchdown through the air.

The Region 2 champion Hornets are done for the season, as the Falcons (6-3) move on to face the Oakes Tornadoes in Oakes this Saturday.

Maple Valley-Enderlin 15, Harvey-Wells County 14


MV-E 7 0 0 8 -- 15

H-WC 0 14 0 0 -- 14

MV-E -- Jordan Haselau 97 pass from Dylan Lerud (Ty Smith kick).

H-WC -- MJ Stumpf 1 run (run failed).

H-WC -- Stumpf 1 run (Tucker Nordby pass from Mark Nyhus).

MV-E -- Lerud 3 run (Lerud run).

Records: Maple Valley-Enderlin 6-3; Harvey-WC 8-1.

Linton-HMB 18, Westhope-N-G 8


Senior quarterback Tanner Purintun led the Linton-Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock Lions to a 10-point victory over the Westhope-Newburg-Glenburg Sioux during the first round of the state Class A playoffs in Linton.

Purintun completed 8 of 18 pass attempts for 96 yards and score, while also rushing for 97 yards and a touchdown. The Lions went up 18-0 by the half, behind a 10-yard TD run by Brock Nagel, an 8-yard Purintun pass to Dillon Doolittle for a score and a 3-yard Purintun rushing TD to put things away.

The Sioux got on the board in the fourth quarter on a Karlie Hancock 4-yard TD scamper.

Linton-HMB will host Milnor-North Sargent in the state quarterfinals this Saturday.

Linton-Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock 18, Westhope-Newburg-Glenburg 8

W-N-G 0 0 0 8 -- 8

Linton-HMB 12 6 0 0 -- 18

L -- Brock Nagel 10 run (run failed)


L -- Dillon Doolittle 8 pass from Tanner Purintun (pass failed)

L -- Purintun 3 run (pass failed)

W -- Karlie Hancock 4 run (Hunter Braaten run)

Highlights: Linton-HMB -- Purintun 8-for-18 passing for 96 yards, 8 carries for 97 yards; W-N-G -- Braaten 7-for-14 passing for 70 yards.

Records: Linton-HMB 8-1; Westhope-N-G 5-4.

Oakes 14, Park River-FL 8

A pair of first-half touchdowns was all the Oakes Tornadoes needed to get past the Aggies in the first round in Oakes.

Oakes' Tanner Zetocha bowled in a 28-yard touchdown in the first quarter, and Adam Roney followed that up with a 6-yard run in the second to put the Tornadoes up 14-0 at the half.


The Aggies finally got on the scoreboard in the final quarter, on a 40-yard TD reception by Dylan Sundy.

Oakes with will host Maple Valley-Enderlin in the quarterfinals this Saturday.

Oakes 14, Park River-Fordville-Lankin 8

PR-F-L 0 0 0 8 -- 8

Oakes 7 7 0 0 -- 14

O -- Tanner Zetocha 28 run (Bryce Meehl kick)

O -- Adam Roney 6 run (Meehl kick)

PR -- Dylan Sundy 40 reception from Erickson (Jelnik run)


Highlights: Oakes -- 266 total yards; Zetocha 151 rushing yards, Roney 63 rushing yards, Trent Ptacek 3 of 7 passing for 68 yards, Voegeli 2 catches for 41 yards, Quandt 1 catch for 27 yards.

Records: Oakes 8-1; Park River-F-L 5-4

Velva 26, New Salem-GU 16

The Aggies scored consecutive touchdowns in the fourth quarter, as the two-time defending state champions took down the Holsteins by 10 points in first-round Class A playoff action in Velva.

Velva's Zach Podoll bowled in a pair of touchdown runs of 35 and 3 yards in the final frame in the fourth to erase a 16-12 Holstein advantage. The Aggies recovered a Holstein fumble on New Salem-Glen Ullin's 25-yard line to set up Podoll's second score.

Holstein senior running back Cameron Morman rushed for 134 yards and a pair of scores, and he also surpassed 1,000 rushing yards on the season.

Velva will travel to Hazen to take on the Bison this Saturday in the second round.

Velva 26, New Salem-Glen Ullin 16


NS-GU 2 6 0 8 -- 16

Velva 0 12 0 14 -- 26

NS-GU -- Safety.

V -- Chandler Mack 77 pass from Ty Bruner (conversion failed)

V -- Bruner 1 run (kick failed)

NS-GU -- Cameron Morman 11 run (conversion failed)

NS-GU -- Morman 1 run (Morman run)

V -- Zach Podoll 35 run (conversion failed)

V -- Podoll 3 run (Podoll pass from Mack)

Records: Velva 7-2; New Salem-GU 6-3.

9-man North Border 20, LaMoure-L-M 15

A 17-yard TD pass to North Border's Alek Berg from Tyler Stockton erased a 15-14 LaMoure fourth-quarter lead and handed the Eagles a five-point victory over the Loboes in the first round of the state 9-man playoffs in Pembina.

The Loboes' Tyler Thielges posted a 4-yard TD run to open the scoring in the second quarter, and tossed a 23-yard scoring pass to Brady Thielges in the fourth. Brady Thielges carried 29 times for 106 yards.

North Border heads to Napoleon this Saturday to take on the Imperials in the quarterfinals.

North Border 20, LaMoure-Litchville-Marion 15

LaMoure-LM 0 8 0 7 -- 15

North Border 0 6 0 14 -- 20

LLM -- Tyler Thielges 4 run (Thielges run)

NB -- Tyler Stockton 63 run (pass failed)

NB -- Brett Schurman 3 pass from Stockton (Beau Brown run)

LMM -- Brady Thielges 23 pass from T. Thielges (Meiklejohn kick)

NB -- Alek Berg 17 pass from Stockton (run failed)

Highlights: LLM -- Brady Thielges 29 carries, 106 yards, 3 catches, 32 yards. NB -- Tyler Stockton 7 carries, 75 yards, 10 for 12 passing, 126 yards; Alek Berg 18 carries, 74 yards.

Records: North Border 9-1; LaMoure-L-M 7-3.

Cavalier 30, South Border 6

A third-quarter 63-yard touchdown pass from Michael Jacobson to Adam Jacobson was all the points the Mustangs were able to muster, as the No. 1-ranked Cavalier Tornadoes rolled 30-6 in the first round of the 9-man playoffs in Cavalier.

Cavalier quarterback Ryan Chrest accounted for 4 touchdowns in the game and rushed for 161 yards. Chrest also posted 74 passing yards and 2 TD's on 6 of 7 pass attempts.

Michael Jacobson ended the game with 223 yards passing on 7 of 12 attempts.

Cavalier will host Wyndmere-Lidgerwood this Saturday.

Cavalier 30, South Border 6

South Border 0 0 6 0 -- 6

Cavalier 0 14 8 8 -- 30

C -- Ryan Chrest 1 run (Chrest run)

C -- Austin Bigwood 10 pass from Chrest (run failed)

SB -- Adam Jacobson 63 pass from Michael Jacobson (run failed)

C -- Jarret Johnson 28 pass from Chrest (Spencer Robbins pass from Chrest)

C -- Chrest 52 run (Alex Hartz run)

Highlights: SB -- Michael Jacobson 7 for 12 passing, 223 yards; Adam Jacobson 2 catches, 93 yards. C -- Ryan Chrest 13 carries, 161 yards, 6 for 7 passing, 74 yards.

Records: Cavalier 10-0; South Border 6-4.

Central McLean 39, Benson Co. 14

A 19-point fourth quarter sent Central McLean past the visiting Benson County Wildcats in the first round of the state 9-man playoffs.

The Cougars' quarterback Matt Landenberger threw for one TD and ran for three others, two of which came in the final stanza.

Central McLean will travel to Cando to face North Border in the second round on Saturday.

Central McLean 39, Benson County 14

BC 0 8 6 0 -- 14

CM 8 6 6 19 -- 39

CM -- Tucker Fylling 65 pass from Matt Landenberger (Dylan Ruff run)

CM -- Nathan Rauhauser 25 blocked punt return (run failed)

BC -- Darren Young 2 run (Matt Knudson run)

CM -- Landenberger 4 run (run failed)

BC -- Brady Stoll 37 pass from Young (run failed)

CM -- Landenberger 1 run (pass failed)

CM -- Landenberger 1 run (run failed)

CM -- Dalton Hirschkorn 7 run (Fylling kick)

Stats: BC -- Young 15 carries, 87 yards; 6-for-13, 112 yards. Stoll 5 catches, 104 yards. CM -- Landenberger 20 carries, 79 yards. Nick Lee 8 carries, 79 yards.

Records: Central McLean 9-1; Benson Co. 7-3.

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