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Seahawks

Last Week

The Seahawks couldn't overcome a 21-0 first quarter deficit and fell to Elk Point-Jefferson 38-21, last Friday in Elk Point.

The Huskies received the game's opening kickoff and marched 65 yards in 6 plays to put the first points on the board. After a quick 3-and-out by the Seahawk offense, EPJ went 71 yards in 4 plays to make the score 14-0. After another 3-and-out, EPJ drove 52 yards in 6 plays to lengthen the lead to 21-0. The ensuing drive BEE was finally able to put a drive together, going 65 yards in 8 plays and scoring on a 59 yard TD pass from Kaden Klumb to Sam Hofer to make the score 21-7 early in the second quarter. The Huskies answered right back with a big play of their own with a long pass that took them down inside the BEE 5-yard line. EPJ scored on the next play and led 28-7 at that point. BEE drove inside EPJ's 40 on the following drive, only to fumble the ball away. The Seahawk defense held EPJ to a 3-and-out and BEE's offense set up looking to cut the lead with just a few minutes before half. Klumb took charge, leading the Seahawks down the field and connecting with Jay Storm on a 24 yard TD pass to make the score 28-14 at the half.

The Seahawks received the opening kickoff of the second half and after getting a first down, the offense stalled at midfield after being unable to convert on a 4th and short. The Huskies then went 52 yards in 8 plays and scored on a 1 yard TD run to make the score 35-14. The Seahawks responded with a long drive, encompassing 93 yards over 15 plays and scoring on a 5 yard TD run by Klumb early in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 35-21. On the second play of EPJ's next drive, Sutton Arend intercepted a Huskies pass and the Seahawks were starting to gain momentum. However, Klumb was sacked twice on the following possession and the Seahawks had to punt the ball away. EPJ tacked on a late field goal to make the final score of 38-21.

Klumb led the Seahawks, completing 11-of-16 passes for 160 yards and 2 TDs. Sam Hofer caught 4 passes for 83 yards and a TD. Koby Kayser rushed for 60 yards on 16 carries. Riley Endres caught 3 passes for 24 yards and also rushed for 43 yards.

Defensively, Klumb led with 10 tackles. Sutton Arend added 6 tackles and an interception. Sam Hofer, Aguer VanSickle, Jay Storm and Clay Hohn all added 4 tackles each.

BEE had 266 total yards of offense (106 rushing, 160 passing). EPJ had a total of 377 yards of offense (360 rushing, 127 passing.

The Seahawks fall to 4-3 on the year, while the Huskies improve to 5-2.

This Season

Through seven games, BEE has been outscored by it's opponents 164-156, or an average of 23.4-22.3 points per game. The Seahawks have 1,793 yards of total offense (256.1 per game), 1,160 rushing (165.7 per game) & 633 passing (90.4 per game). The defense has allowed 2,281 yards of total offense (325.9 per game), 1,455 rushing (207.9 per game) & 826 passing (118 per game).

Koby Kayser leads the way offensively with 675 rushing yards and 9 TDs. Kayser also has 8 receptions for 106 yards. Riley Endres has 284 rushing yards with 3 TDs and 10 receptions for 129 yards and 2 TDs. Kaden Klumb has completed 43-of-68 passes for 633 yards and 8 TDs. Sam Hofer has 9 receptions for 148 yards and 2 TDs. Jay Storm has caught 8 passes for 129 yards and 3 TDs.

Defensively, Klumb leads the way with 53 tackles, 3 tackles for loss and a sack. Clay Hohn is next with 42 tackles, a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery. Hofer is third with 41 tackles, an interception, a fumble recovery and 4 pass break-ups. Sutton Arend is next with 40 tackles, a tackle for loss, 4 interceptions, a fumble recovery and 4 pass break-ups. Rounding out the top 5 is Koby Kayser with 39 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, an interception, a fumble recovery and 3 pass break-ups.

Baltic

Last Week

Baltic took on Beresford last week in a Big East Conference match-up. Beresford scored with just under 5 minutes left in the opening quarter to take a 7-0 lead. The score remained 7-0 in favor of Beresford all the way until late in the fourth quarter. The Watchdogs tacked on 3 touchdowns in the final 5 minutes of the game to make the final score 28-0. No game stats were available.

This Season

Baltic made the move up to 11-man this season and has struggled after getting a season opening win. The Bulldogs come into the regular season finale with a record of 1-6. Baltic's lone win came in the first game of the year against Parker, 22-6. Since then, the Bulldogs have lost to Jim River (0-21), Sioux Valley (6-60), Flandreau (8-29), Elk Point-Jefferson (0-41), McCook Central/Montrose (6-54), and Beresford (0-28). No team stats were available.

Game Bits

  • This is the first recorded match-up between the Seahawks and Baltic.
     

  • After last week's loss to Elk Point-Jefferson, the Seahawks fell to 10th in the 11B standings. If the playoffs started today BEE would travel to #7 Aberdeen Roncalli. Baltic has been eliminated from playoff contention.
     

  • The projected playoff match-up for BEE will obviously rely on the Seahawks beating Baltic, but is also hinging on the outcomes of the Mount Vernon/Plankinton vs Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central, Aberdeen Roncalli vs Mobridge-Pollack, and Hot Springs vs Lead-Deadwood match-ups. There is a chance the Seahawks could host a first round playoff game, depending on how those games mentioned above go. Possible hosted match-ups would include W/WS/SC, MCM and Aberdeen Roncalli. If the Seahawks have to go on the road, the likely opponent appears to be Hot Springs. Other possible road opponents would be St. Thomas More, MVP and EPJ.
     

  • Tonight's game will be broadcast on Baltic's LiveTicket. A link to watch the game can be found on our home page or by clicking here.
     

  • The forecast at kickoff Friday in Baltic calls for sunny skies with a temperature of 55 degrees and winds out of the northwest at 15-20 mph.
     

  • The Junior High team wrapped up their season on Tuesday with a win over Elk Point-Jefferson. They ended their season with a perfect record at 8-0.