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T-G-U to face top-ranked Mott-Regent

By Staff | Oct 23, 2009

Towner-Granville-Upham’s 42-28 football victory at Divide County on Oct. 20 was the the program’s first 9-man playoff road win since 2002.

Unfortunately, the Titans didn’t have much time to relish in the win over the Maroons as they had to turn their attention to round two opponent Mott-Regent.

T-G-U will face the undefeated and No. 1 ranked Wildfire this afternoon, Oct. 24 in Mott at 1:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.

“The one word that comes to mind to describe them is speed,’ says T-G-U coach Scott Thorson. “They have plenty of it on both sides of the ball. It’s going to be a huge challenge for us.”

M-R is led by senior quarterback Luke Honeyman and running back Weston Bohnet. Both were all-region players a season ago. “We’ll need to play fast and aggressive,’ Thorson said.

This is T-G-U’s third straight appearance in the second round, but the have been shutout in each of the past two. The squad hopes for better fortunes today.”Those (other games) were learning experiences for us and we have a veteran team that’s not going to be intimidated about playing the No. 1 ranked team on the road,’ Thorson said. “We’ll be prepared and hopefully we can get of to a quick start.”

The Titans certainly have their share of skilled players and speed to match up against the Wildfire, including senior quarterback Tyler Thorson. He’s coming off of a 257 yard rushing performance in the win over Divide County.

However, Mitch Smette and Trevin Hall will also be looked upon to carry the ball and Zach Thompson and Daniel Syvertson are passing options. The team may also get a boost from senior Ian Keller, who may be able to play this week. The all-state flanker has missed the past four games. He’s listed as questionable for toda

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