This week's game preview is sponsored by Hofer Physical Therapy of Bridgewater!


Last Week

It was a battle of unbeaten teams as the Seahawks headed to Salem to take on Big East Conference foe McCook Central/Montrose. The game lived up to the billing with more than a few points scored and BEE prevailed 57-35.

MCM took the opening kick-off and used their no-huddle, up-tempo, offense to drive down the field and take an early 7-0 lead on the Seahawks. BEE responded with 26 unanswered points. Brady Hawkins scored on an 11 yard TD run to tie the game and, after a defensive stop, connected with Rylee Schultz on an 88 yard TD pass to take a 13-7 lead after the first.

Hawkins kept rolling in the 2nd, hitting Jonah Hofer down the middle for a 65 yard TD pass. Hofer scored on an 11 yard TD run later in the quarter to take a 26-7 lead. MCM answered back with consecutive TDs, a 5 yard run by Blake Gessner and 2 yard run by Jacobi Krouse, to make things interesting at 26-21. The Seahawks responded though, as Hawkins connected with Hofer on a 39 yard TD pass to give BEE a 32-21 lead at half time.

Hofer scored on a 33 yard TD run to open the 2nd half, followed by a 45 yard TD pass from Hawkins to Chase Arend to take a 45-21 lead. The Fighting Cougars kept clawing, scoring on a 1 yard TD run by Gessner to cut the lead to 45-27. However, the Seahawks were having none of that, as Hawkins threw his 5th TD pass of the night on an 11 yard pass to Schultz to take a 51-27 lead heading into the 4th.

Gavin Gordon scored on a 5 yard run for MCM to cut the lead to 51-35. But, Hawkins responded with a 29 yard TD run to close out the game.

Obviously with the amount of points and yardage, there were multiple individual and team records set in this game for the Seahawks. Keep reading for information on that below.

Hawkins had a monstrous game for BEE. He completed 9-of-17 passes for 299 yards and 5 TDs, and rushed for 145 yards and 2 TDs. Hofer also had a record setting day, rushing for 132 yards and 2 TDs with 104 receiving yards and 2 TDs. Chase Arend had 3 receptions for 76 yards and a TD. Rylee Schultz caught 2 passes for 99 yards and 2 TDs.

Defensively, as hard as it may be to believe, there were also individual records set. Grant Andrews absolutely stuffed the stat sheet with 26 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 tackles for loss, 2 fumble recoveries and a forced fumble. Hawkins tallied 21 tackles, Arend had 13 tackles and an interception. Eric Gustafson and Schultz also had 13 tackles apiece, with Schultz also having a fumble recovery.

The Seahawks totaled 601 yards of offense, 302 rushing & 299 passing. MCM had 370 yards of offense, 268 rushing & 102 passing.

This Season

Through four games, BEE has outscored it's opponents 216-66, or an average of 43-13 points per game. The Seahawks have 1,875 yards of total offense (375 per game), 1,354 rushing (270.8 per game) & 521 passing (104.2 per game). The defense has allowed 1,053 yards of total offense (210.6 per game), 750 rushing (150 per game) & 303 passing (60.6 per game).

Brady Hawkins leads the way offensively. Hawkins has completed 17-of-35 passes for 521 yards and 7 TDs, while rushing for 599 yards and 8 TDs. Jonah Hofer has rushed for 349 yards and 7 TDs and has 5 receptions for 196 yards & 3 TDs. Koby Kayser has rushed for 184 yards and a TD. Grant Andrews has rushed for 150 yards and 4 TDs. Bodie Burnham has 4 receptions for 113 yards and a TD. Chase Arend has 4 receptions for 87 yards & a TD, and Rylee Schultz has 3 receptions for 112 yards and 2 TDs.

Defensively, Hawkins leads the way with 65 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, an interception and a forced fumble. Grant Andrews is second with 61 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries and an interception. Rylee Schultz has tallied 41 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks and 2 fumble recoveries.


Last Week

Flandreau battled with Garretson but fell short 31-14. Garretson led 17-7 at the half.

The Fliers were led by Matt Pauley who rushed for 132 yards and a TD. Sophomore QB Tanner Christenson completed 8-of-16 passes for 149 yards and a TD in the loss.

This Season

Flandreau had already had their bye and comes into this match-up with an 0-4 record. Their losses have come against McCook Central/Montrose (40-0), Dell Rapids (42-0), Sioux Valley (58-6), and Garretson (31-14). The Fliers have not had an easy schedule with their opponents being a combined 14-5.

Individual stat leaders for Flandreau include Christenson, who has completed 20-of-55 passes for 301 yards and 2 TDs this season. Senior RB Matt Pauley has rushed for 267 yards and a TD. Christenson's top target is sophomore Tash Lunday who has 8 receptions for 165 yards and a TD.

As a team, Flandreau is averaging 163.5 yards per game (75.5 passing & 88 rushing).


*The following are Seahawk team & individual game records that were broken in last week's game*

*The following are Seahawk team & individual game records that were broken in last week's game*


Offensive Yards:

Brady Hawkins- 444

Previous record- Jamin Arend 273 vs Sioux Valley 2018

Passing Yards:

Brady Hawkins- 299

Previous record- Hawkins 223 vs W/WS/SC 2018

Passing TDs:

Brady Hawkins- 5

Previous record- Hawkins 4 vs W/WS/SC 2018

Longest Pass:

Brady Hawkins to Rylee Schultz- 88

Previous record- Hawkins to Jamin Arend 82 vs Sioux Valley 2017

Receiving Yards:

Jonah Hofer- 104

Previous record- Hofer 101 vs MVP 2018


Grant Andrews- 26

Previous record- Colton Plagmann 24 vs Sioux Valley 2015

Points Scored:


Previous record- 56 vs Flandreau 2017



Previous record- 8 vs 3 teams

Offensive Yards:


Previous record- 461 vs W/WS/SC 2018

Passing TDs:


Previous record- 4 vs W/WS/SC 2018

Passing Yards:


Previous record- 223 vs W/WS/SC 2018

Last Match-Up

The Seahawks were 4-0 going into last season's match-up against the 0-4 Fliers and BEE dominated from the start in a 55-6 win in Bridgewater.

BEE got rolling early with 21 1st quarter points coming off a 17 yard run by Brady Hawkins, a 65 yard punt return by Jamin Arend and a 2 yard run by Arend. The second quarter scoring started with a 73 yard punt return for a TD by Arend. Hawkins scored on a 40 yard run and Arend added a 34 yard TD run to give BEE a 41-0 lead at the half. Rylee Schultz scored on a 1 yard fumble return in the 3rd, which was the only score of the quarter. The junior varsity played out much of the 4th quarter. Flandreau scored their only TD on a 11 yard pass from Tanner Christenson to Connor LeBrun. Bodie Burnham finished off the scoring with a 55 yard run.

Burnham led the Seahawks offensively with 71 rushing yards and a TD. Hawkins rushed for 59 yards & 2 TDs. Arend rushed for 53 yards and 2 TDs.

Defensively, Hawkins led with 7 tackles. Koby Kayser added 6 tackles and a tackle for loss. Grant Andrews tallied 6 tackles, and Carter Dye had 5 tackles, 2 sacks and 3 tackles for loss.

BEE had 288 yards of offense (254 rushing, 34 passing). Flandreau finished with 220 yards of offense (159 passing, 61 rushing.

Game Bits

  • BEE is 4-0 all time against Flandreau, with the Seahawks outscoring the Fliers 209-12, or an average of 52-3 points per game.

  • Flandreau is currently on a 22 game losing streak, with their last win coming against Beresford in 2016.

  • The Seahawks are riding a 10 game home winning streak dating back to 2017. Since moving up to 11-man BEE is 17-2 in Bridgewater, outscoring their opponents a combined 608-118, or an average score of 32-6. The Seahawks have held their opponents to 7 points or less in 15 of those 19 games.

  • After four weeks the Seahawks are ranked #1 in the South Dakota Prep Media football poll. BEE received 21 of 23 first place votes, 2nd ranked Winner received 2 first place votes. Webster is 3rd, followed by Mt. Vernon/Plankinton and St Thomas More at 4 & 5.

  • There are 4 unbeaten teams remaining in Class 11B. BEE & Winner are 5-0, Webster & Mobridge-Pollack are 4-0. Webster & Mobridge-Pollack will face off next Friday, October 4th in Webster.

  • The Bridgewater-Emery Career and Technical Education Department will be hosting a tailgate meal prior to the game tonight starting at 6pm. The meal consists of a roast beef sandwich, chips, bar and water for $6.

  • Tonight's game will be broadcast on Q107.3 FM out of Mitchell.

  • The forecast at kickoff tonight in Bridgewater at 7 pm calls for mostly cloudy skies, a temperature of 60 degrees and winds out of the north at 5-10 mph.



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