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In a game that was tied heading into the fourth quarter, BEE scored 4 straight TDs to defeat Flandreau 30-6.
The Fliers fumbled the ball away on their first possession and the Seahawks scored 7 plays later on a 17 yard TD pass from Sam Hofer to Riley Endres to take an early 6-0 lead. The teams traded punts, then turnovers on the following drives. After Flandreau recovered a BEE fumble inside the Seahawk 30 yard line, the Fliers took advantage of the short field and scored on a 15 yard run by Kolby Peters to tie the game up at 6-6 early in the second quarter. BEE was able to drive down inside the Flier 10 yard line, but turned the ball over on downs and we headed into the half tied at 6.
Defense reigned supreme in the third quarter. BEE's drives ended in a punt, interception and a punt. Flandreau's drive in the third quarter ended in a punt, and two turnover on downs. Then the offense came alive for the Seahawks in the final quarter. Macklen Weber connected with Aguer VanSickle on a 20 yard TD pass with 9:42 remaining to make the score 12-6. After a Flandreau punt, Endres scored on a 58 yard run to lengthen the lead to 18-6 with 7:47 left. After an interception, Endres scored again just 2 minutes later on a 6 yard run to make the score 24-6. After forcing another Flier interception on the following drive, BEE's Endres scored his 4th TD of the night on a 15 yard run to make the score 30-6.
Endres led the Seahawks offensively, rushing for 130 yards and 3 TDs and 3 receptions for 35 yards and a score. Hofer completed 7-of-20 passes for 138 yards and a TD. Sutton Arend had 3 receptions for 104 yards. Sutton tied Jonah Hofer's record for receiving yards in a game. Jonah had 104 receiving yards against McCook Central/Montrose in 2019.
Defensively, Aaron Horvath led the way with 8 tackles and an interception. VanSickle tallied 8 tackles as well with a sack and tackle for loss. Jason Zeeb added 7 tackles, and Brody Riggs had 6 tackles. Camdyn Stoterau had 5 tackles, a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery. Hofer and Endres both had interceptions as well.
For Flandreau, Paul Parsley completed 11-of-23 passes for 70 yards and 3 interceptions. Ethan Hoffman was the leading rusher and receiver, rushing for 34 yards and 5 receptions for 37 yards.
The Seahawks had 300 yards of total offense (142 rushing, 158 passing). Flandreau totaled 125 yards of offense (55 rushing, 70 passing). The Seahawks improved to 2-0 on the year while the Fliers fall to 0-2.
The Seahawks have lost a key leader and player for the rest of the season after Friday night's game. Senior QB Sam Hofer suffered a season-ending injury in the second half and had surgery over the weekend. Sam has been a true leader in the weight room and on the field and we know that with his work ethic he will be back and ready for basketball season in a few months. We wish you the best of luck in your recovery Sam!
Statistically through 2 games, Riley Endres has rushed for 286 yards and 4 TDs and is averaging 8.9 yards per carry. Endres also has 3 receptions for 35 yards and a TD. Sam Hofer completed 11-of-25 passes for 224 yards and 2 TDs while also rushing for 2 more scores. The leading receiver is Sutton Arend with 6 receptions for 184 yards.
Defensively, Camdyn Stoterau and Aaron Horvath lead the way with 12 tackles each. Stoterau has 2 tackles for loss and a fumble recovery. Horvath also has an interception. Aguer VanSickle is next with 11 tackles, 2 tackles for loss and 2 tacks. Kody Klumb and Jason Zeeb each have 11 tackles and 1 tackle for loss.
BEE has 642 yards of total offense through the first two games. Averaging 199 yards rushing and 122 yards passing a game. Defensively the Seahawks have given up just 151 yards of offense. Opposing offenses are averaging 30 yards rushing and 45.5 yards passing a game.
The Cyclones got their first win of the season with a 28-7 win over Webster last Friday in Clark.
Clark/Willow Lake led 7-0 after one quarter and 14-0 at the half. Webster made it a one score game after scoring in the 3rd quarter. However the Cyclones put the game out of reach with 2 fourth quarter TDs.
Tyson Huber led the way for C/WL with 107 yards rushing and a 17 yard TD reception. Griffin Musser added 71 yards rushing and Mitch Larson rushed for 54 yards.
For Webster, Ethan Opitz completed 9-of-22 passes for 75 yards and carried the ball 12 times for 38 yards and Webster's only TD.
The Cyclones held Webster to just 159 yards of offense, giving up 75 passing yards and 84 rushing yards.
C/WL improves to 1-1 and Webster falls to 0-2
The Cyclones come into tonight's game with a 1-1 record. They fell to Deuel 0-14 in the season opener before getting the 28-7 win over Webster last week. After tonight's game, the Cyclones have home match-ups with Groton and Parker. They go on the road to take on Mobridge-Pollock September 23rd, then have a home match-up against Dakota Hills. C/WL rounds out their regular season with a bye on October 7th before traveling to play Aberdeen Roncalli.
This will be the second week in a row that the Seahawks take on a team with a new head coach as David Severson has taken over the Clark/Willow Lake program. The Cyclones return 5 starters on offense and defense including their Senior QB/DB Trey Huber (5'11, 155 lbs). Also returning on the offensive side of the ball are SR RB/DB Cole Brendan (5'9, 170 lbs), SR RB/LB Turner Fjelland (5'8, 160 lbs), SR WR/DB Mitchell Larson (6'4, 180 lbs) and SR TE/DE Cole Heiman (6'3, 195 lbs).
This Day in Seahawk History
- On this day in 2005, the 9-man Emery/Ethan Seahawks opened up their season with a 20-0 loss to Marion/Hurley. M/H led 12-0 at the half. Sophomore Drew Fergen led the Seahawks with 12 carries for 81 yards. Sophomore Josh Endres completed 7-of-9 passes for 55 yards. Fergen led the way defensively with 20 tackles. Jesse Royston and Chris Ruden added 13 tackles each. Marion/Hurley outgained the Seahawks 332-208 in total yardage.
- On this day in 2011, also in 9-man, the Seahawks battled a tough Canistota team at Bob Young Field in Sioux Falls. The Hawks held on for a 34-26 win. BEE trailed 20-10 at the half. Kendall Lindeman had a big game for the Seahawks, rushing for 203 yards and 2 TDs. Anthony Huber added 99 yards rushing. Seth Wethor returned a kickoff 84 yards for a TD and also had a safety. Huber and Ryan Hanks led defensively with 10 tackles each. Despite losing, the Seahawks outgained Canistota in yardage, 371-357.
This is the first match-up for BEE against Clark/Willow Lake.
The Seahawks continue to be ranked #2 in the latest South Dakota Prep Media football poll. Winner is still #1 and received all 20 first place votes. Elk Point-Jefferson is 3rd, followed by Sioux Valley and St. Thomas More. Teams receiving votes include Aberdeen Roncalli, Mt. Vernon/Plankinton and McCook Central/Montrose.
Big East Conference action tonight has Elk Point-Jefferson hosting Sioux Valley, Baltic is at McCook Central/Montrose, and Parker hosts Flandreau. Other games with ranked teams in action has St. Thomas More at Rapid City Christian, Winner at Webster, Aberdeen Roncalli hosts Redfield, and Mt. Vernon/Plankinton hosts Tripp-Delmont/Andes Central Dakota Christian. There are two 11B games being played tomorrow (Saturday). Those are Wagner hosting Mobridge-Pollock at 2 pm, and Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central hosting Lead-Deadwood at 4pm.
Tonight's game will be broadcast on Bridgewater-Emery's YouTube Channel. A link for the live broadcast can be found on the home page.
The forecast at kickoff tonight in Bridgewater calls for mostly sunny skies with a temperature of 82 degrees and winds out of the north around 15 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph.
There will be a pre-game meal tonight starting at 6 pm. Pork loin sandwiches with chips and a bottle of water starts at $6.
The Seahawk Junior Varsity team's game against Flandreau this last week was cancelled. The JV will take their 1-0 record to Menno on Tuesday to take on Jim River following the Junior High game.
The Junior High team got their first win of the season over Flandreau this week, 14-0, after tying with Baltic in the season opener. The JH team will take on Jim River in Menno on Tuesday with kickoff at 4:30 pm.