Eye on southwest ND sports

The opening 9-man football season kicked off last week and Region 5 did well, only New Salem AGU lost.  All were non-region contests and here are the results:

Sheldon COLUMN BOXThe opening 9-man football season kicked off last week and Region 5 did well, only New Salem AGU lost.  All were non-region contests and here are the results:

Night Hawks 54, Wyndmere 44

Mott-Regent 22, Hankinson 20

Grant Co. 52, Strasburg-Zeeland 12

Bowman Co. 60, Trenton 6

Richardton-Taylor-Hebron 25, Linton HMB 8

Beach 48, Ray 16

Shiloh 40, New Salem/GU 20

I talked to Head Coach Randy Burwick and he realizes that the defense needs to improve, but he was happy the way the Night Hawks kept coming back in the Wyndmere-Lidgerwood game and then put it away in the second half.  They graduated some very good seniors from last year’s team and some younger players must step up and take their place.  Nevan Weaver is back after missing last season with a knee injury.  He will definitely help the line play, plus coach Burwick may use him at fullback on occasion.  They face a good Richardton-Taylor-Hebron team this Friday, Aug. 26, in Hettinger.

I was a little surprised when I read the ND Pigskin Preview that in the coaches poll the Night Hawks were only No. 3 in Region 5 with Mott-Regent No. 1 and New Salem-Glen Ullin No. 2.  The  Pigskin poll had the Night Hawks No. 2 with Mott-Regent No. 1.  After watching Mott-Regent play Hankinson, I don’t believe they are very deep as a team and they rely a lot on Brady Wegh and Josh Wallace.  Both alternate at the quarterback position and their main play was a shotgun snap from the center to the quarterback who would run.

The Little League World Series is currently being played.  This is one of my favorite sports events I enjoy watching on TV.  Big surprise this year as Japan was eliminated from a possible championship when they lost their first two games.  The first one was against Canada who they have easily won in previous years.

Sports schedule for the coming week is as follows:

–  Aug. 26, Varsity Football vs Richardton/Taylor at Hettinger

–  Aug. 27, Varsity Volleyball Tourney at Killdeer

–  Aug. 29, JH & JV vs Beach at Scranton

–  Aug. 30, Varsity Volleyball vs Killdeer at Scranton

–  Sept. 1, Cross Country at Bowman

–  Sept. 1, Varsity Volleyball at Grant Co. (Elgin)

–  Sept. 2, Varsity Football at Lemmon

See you at the games!







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