9-man football roundup
Titans slay Dragons
Just seconds into the second game of the season, T-G-U Titans wide receiver Caleb Cross lit up the Dunseith Dragons’ field last week on a kickoff return.
It only got more lopsided from there, as the Titans came away with a 54-8 victory. The Dragons only score came in the fourth quarter.
The Titans faced the Drake-Anamoose Raiders on Friday, and will travel to Thompson on Sept. 9.
Cougars prevail against Woodchucks
It wasn’t pretty, but the North Prairie (Rolette-Wolford-Rolla) Cougars managed to eek out a 38-36 win against the St. John Woodchucks. Defensive errors almost cost the Cougars the game, but they managed to make big plays.
Two big plays came from Gabe Leonard, who first opened up the lead for the Cougars on a 66-yard touchdown run. After Woodchucks quarterback Bryor Parisien scored on an 11-yard keeper, Leonard would maintain the lead after an 80 yard run. A 7-yard keeper for Parisien put the score at 14-12 in favor of the Cougars at the end of the first quarter.
The lead wouldn’t stay for long. Parisien connected with Dalton Prouty on a 17 yard pass, scoreboard 18-14. The Cougars responded with a short scamper from Brody Cahill, with Leonard running for the conversion. Parisien’s third keeper with a conversion of their own ended the first half with Woodchucks ahead, 26-22.
Cahill then took the lead back for the Cougars on a 58-yard punt return. Garrett Munro then gave the Cougars the game on both a 65-yard running touchdown and a conversion to follow.
Parisien then connected with Kyler McGillis on a 10-yard pass, and a conversion gave the Woodchucks eight more points on the board.
The Cougars faced the Benson County Wildcats on Friday at home, and will travel to Surrey on Sept. 9.
The Wildcats fell, 48-8, against the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets.
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