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By Staff | Aug 26, 2016

Titans win close opener

The Towner-Granville-Upham Titans were able to come away with a victory after their first game of the season.

But it was very, very close.

In the final moments of the game, the Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood Mavericks were just inches short of a fourth down conversion. The Titans were then able to ride the clock out for a 20-18 victory.

The game wasn’t without its struggles. The Mavericks were able to capitalize on a Titans’ botched kickoff on a drive that ended on a 20-yard run from quarterback Talon Thompson-who had 24 carries for 231 yards. A failed attempt at a two-point conversion gave the Mavericks an early 6-0 lead.

The Titans then struck back, with quarterback Kolter Schell connecting with wide receiver Caleb Cross on a 24-yard pass. Schell connecting with running back Shayden Luna on a 2-point conversion then turned the tables, with the score 8-6.

The score continued to remain 8-6 in the second quarter and at the start of the second half.

Luna then ran the ball for a 5-yard touchdown.

The Mavericks weren’t done yet, as Thompson was able to rush 53 yards for a touchdown. Both teams were unsuccessful in conversions, leaving the score at the end of the quarter 14-12.

In the fourth quarter, the Mavericks chewed up the field with quarterback Issac Undlin connecting with Zavure Frech on a pass. Undlin-who was 1-14 passing and had nine carries for 19 yards-was then able to score on a 1-yard quarterback sneak in the end zone.

The Titans played Dunseith on Friday, and will travel to Drake on Sept. 2.

Bearcats shut down Wildcats

The same couldn’t be said of the Benson County Wildcats, who were shut down 55-0 by the North Star Bearcats last week.

Senior Jayden Komrosky showed versatility for the Bearcats as a quarterback, kicker and free safety, missing only two point after trys and getting a huge 65-yard interception return.

Senior fullback Devin Dugdale started scoring off with a four-yard run. Classmate Johnny Heisler followed suit with a running play.

In the second quarter, Komrosky connected with senior wideout Riley Lagasse on two scoring plays; one a 38-yard pass and the other a 41-yard pass.

The Bearcats only scored twice in the second half, both of them on running plays. Heisler ran for 23 yards in the third quarter, and Cole Senkyr had a short yard play in the fourth.

The Wildcats traveled to New Rockford on Friday, and will travel to Rolette on Sept. 2 to face the North Prairie (Rolette-Wolford-Rolla-Rock Lake) Cougars.

Cougars rout Rockets

The Cougars ate up the field in their opener against the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets.

After a short yard play from senior Rockets running back Josh McNight opened the game, Cougars senior quarterback Brody Cahill took it to the house on a 53-yard run. Junior running back Gabe Leonard then had a short way to go for both a score and a conversion to make the score 14-6 at the end of the first quarter.

Rockets sophomore quarterback Theodore Allmaras had a short play to start the second quarter. The Rockets later lined for a pass, one that junior linebacker Austin Soukup got in the way of that sent the ball into the hands of senior tight end/defensive lineman Jared Loing, who took it to the house on a 59-yard return.

In the second half, Cahill and Leonard had two short scoring plays. Sophomore running back Grant Munro then put a period on the game with a 22-yard run.

The Cougars faced the St. John Woodchucks in Rolla on Friday.

– Tribune Staff Report

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