Regional football roundup

Nighthawks suffer first loss


Hettinger-Scranton stands at 2-1

Nighthawks suffer first loss

The third time wasn’t the charm, at least not for the Hettinger-Scranton football team Friday night.

After a 2-0 start to the 2012 season, Divide County handed the Nighthawks their first loss of the season, 38-6.

Lance Knudson tossed a 32-yard strike to Bennett Lystad in the first quarter (one of only two passes he attempted) and ran for two more scores in the second quarter to give the Maroons a 22-0 advantage at halftime. Knudson would add his third TD run in the third quarter while Dakota Marschner added a 2-yard score later in the period for a 38-0 lead heading into the final frame.

The Nighthawks removed the goose egg on the scoreboard when Tanner Sanford scored from 29 yards out in the fourth.

Knudson finished with 140 yards on 14 carries. Sanford led the Nighthawk ground game with 106 yards on 19 carries. Hettinger-Scranton quarterback Kye Erickson completed 3-of-12 passes for 34 yards and was intercepted once.

The Nighthawks (2-1) will try to regroup this week on the road at Parshall-White Shield. The Braves picked up their first win last week in style with a 46-8 victory at Bowman. Divide County improved to 3-0 with the win.



Beach never trailed, but it took a fourth-quarter score – an 8-yard TD run by Tyler Steffan – to pull out the victory Friday night.

Both teams scored once in the first quarter. Beach struck first with a 6-yard run by Tyrel Sime. Trenton-Trinity Christian answered with a 55-yard pass from Michael Rademacher to Walker Lindemann. Both teams converted the two-point conversions.

After a scoreless second and third quarters, Steffen’s scoring run in the fourth proved to be the difference.

Steffen finished with 117 yards on 26 carries.



A pair of Dylan Ruff fourth-quarter touchdowns pushed Central McLean past previously unbeaten Mott-Regent Friday night, 22-16

The Cougars never trailed until the fourth quarter when Taylor Zentner found Jacob Greff for a 12-yard passing strike to tie the game at 14. The Wildfire took its first lead when Zenter found Jonah Honeyman on the conversion.

But, the Cougars answered back with Ruff scoring from two yards out and running the conversion for the final margin of victory.

Centrla McLean battles Trenton-Trinity Christian this week while Mott-Regent (2-1) entertains Beach.