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9-man football roundup

By Staff | Oct 5, 2018

The North Star Bearcats had the lead at the end of one quarter in a regional matchup last week with the St. John Woodchucks.

But the Woodchucks’ turned the tables in the second quarter and stunted the Bearcats in both the third and fourth for a 74-36 victory in St. John.

The Bearcats struck first with Keaton Kvilvang connecting with Hunter Borstad on a 33-yard pass for a score.

The Bearcats and the Woodchucks would trade scores during the first quarter, however one failed conversion put the Woodchucks down by two points at the end.

Kvilvang and Borstad would connect again to start the second quarter. However Woodchucks’ sophomore running back Peter Houle would prove to be a significant threat on the ground and would cap drives from five, 25 and 40 yards out in his squad’s comeback quarter.

The Woodchucks would pump the gas pedal in the second half, scoring 22-6 and 14-0 entirely by the running game.

The Bearcats were on the road again yesterday, ending the regular season in Towner against the Towner-Granville-Upham Titans. The Woodchucks, meanwhile, stayed home and hosted the Benson County Wildcats.

– Both the Titans and the Wildcats faced each other last week, with the former defeating the latter 48-28 in Maddock.

– In a non-region matchup, Dunseith defeated North Border in a 48-26 home victory. The Dragons were on the road Friday, taking on the Trenton-Williston Trinity Christian Tigers at Trenton High School.

– The North Prairie Cougars experienced their second shutout loss of the season last week against the Thompson Tommies. The Cougars were in Larimore on Friday taking on the Polar Bears.

– In Region 4 standings, the Woodchucks currently sit in first place with a 5-0 record in the region and a 6-1 record overall. The Titans are in second with a 4-1 record in the region, the Cougars third with a 4-2 record, the Bearcats fourth (3-2), Benson County fifth (2-3). Dunseith and Drake-Anamoose currently have the same in-region record at 0-5.

– Tribune Staff Report

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