Junior high, JV football teams split with the Raiders

Hettinger/Scranton’s under manned junior high football team started out strong and jumped out to score the first touchdown as Connor Dilse caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Warrick Dilse in the second quarter.

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By SHELDON CHRISTENSON | For The Record

Hettinger/Scranton’s under manned junior high football team started out strong and jumped out to score the first touchdown as Connor Dilse caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Warrick Dilse in the second quarter.

Richardton-Taylor would score with only 19 seconds left in the first half as a Richardton-Taylor receiver found himself wide open and caught a pass good for a 55-yard touchdown to end the half with a tie score of 6-6.

But it was all Richardton-Taylor in the second half as Hettinger/Scranton was hurt by inconsistent their tackling, dropped passes and the inability to consistently contain their opponents end sweeps.  The Raiders scored three times in the second half to pull out a 28-6 win.  Richardton-Taylor’s Jeremiah Fried did the most damage against the young Nighthawks. That brought the Nighthawks JH team record to 1-2 so far this season.

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Hettinger/Scranton’s JV team brought their record to 4-0 as they handled Richardton/Taylor’s JV team by a 38-18 score.

Hettinger/Scranton got on board first in the opening quarter as Isaiah Kludt hauled in a short pass from Hudson Pierce on a third and 20 play, and then evaded a few tackles and broke a couple more to score from 60 yards out. Seth Ehlers would later recover a punt return fumble by Richardton/Taylor on the Raiders’ 25-yard line in the second quarter.  A few plays later Pierce would connect with Jacob Dix for a short touchdown pass.

The Nighthawk’s third touchdown of the first half was one for the highlight films.  The first play was by Dix who leaped between two defenders to haul in a Pierce pass to give Hettinger/Scranton a first down and sustain the drive.  Up next was Kludt, who performed the same aerial feat in hauling in another Pierce pass among three defenders and scored the touchdown.

Richardton/Taylor’s Mathew Naumann scored one of their TDs in the first half with an 80-yard kickoff return. The first half ended with the Nighthawks leading 24-12.

Kludt would score two more long touchdowns on passes from Pierce in the third quarter, one for 60 yards and the other for 85. That ended the scoring for Hettinger/Scranton and Richardton/Taylor would pick up a late fourth quarter touchdown.

During the course of the game Michael Earl and Dix would each intercept a Raider pass for the Nighthawks.