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This week's game preview is sponsored by J&C Construction of Emery!


Last Week

The Seahawks outgained Baltic by nearly 300 total yards as BEE rolled to a 43-0 win last Friday.

Macklen Weber scored the Seahawks first two TDs of the season in the opening quarter from 7 and 38 yards out and BEE led 15-0 after one quarter. Drake Gustafson scored on a 4 yard run early in the second quarter to make it 22-0 and Weber added his third rushing TD just a few minutes later to give BEE a 28-0 lead with 8:53 left in the half. The Seahawks drove deep into Baltic territory their next two drives, however both were halted with interceptions. BEE's defense didn't allow a Baltic first down until under a minute remaining in the first half.

Weber added his 4th rushing TD of the night with 4:51 left in the 3rd quarter to take a 35-0 lead. Carson Johnson capped off the scoring with his first varsity TD, from 6 yards out, to give us the final score of 43-0.

Weber led BEE with 214 rushing yards and 4 TDs on 21 carries. Kean Stevenson added 55 yards on 8 carries and Wyatt Anderson rushed 3 times for 25 yards.

For Baltic, Aaron Nordbye was the leading rusher with 11 yards on 6 carries. Tate Feucht completed 4-of-12 passes for 22 yards and 3 interceptions.

Defensively, Jason Zeeb led the Seahawks with 9 tackles, a sack and a tackle for loss. Riley Weber added 7 tackles. Anderson had 5 tackles and 2 tackles for loss. Kean Stevenson, Drake Gustafson and Landen Brummett all had interceptions for BEE.

The Seahawks had 322 total yards of offense (309 rushing, 13 passing) and held Baltic to just 32 total yards of offense (-16 rushing, 48 passing). 

Things of Note From Week 1

The Seahawks defensive efforts against Baltic were stellar, and among one of the best defensive games played by the Seahawks since the move up to 11-man.

- The -16 yards rushing by Baltic is the third fewest in Seahawk 11-man history. The current record for least rushing yards allowed is -39 against Wagner in 2019.

- Macklen Weber became one of 5 other Seahawk players to rush for 4 or more TDs in a game, joining the likes of Jamin Arend, Jonah Hofer, Koby Kayser, Cole Gassman and Brady Hawkins.


Last Week

The Fliers kicked off the season by traveling to McCook Central/Montrose in Big East Conference action. Flandreau scored two 1st half TDs, one on offense and one on defense, to shutout MCM 14-0. 

Flandreau's Karter Headrick had a 6 yard scoring run in the first quarter and Paul Parsley intercepted a pass and returned it 12 yards for the second and final score of the game later in the second quarter.

Parsley had 5 tackles and intercepted 3 MCM passes. He also went 7-of-14 passing for 70 yards and added 41 rushing yards. Headrick rushed for 88 yards and a TD on 30 carries.

This is the first time Flandreau had beaten MCM since 2012, ending a 10 game losing streak to the Fighting Cougars.

This Season

Flandreau comes into tonight's game with a 1-0 record. This is the first year since 2012 that Flandreau has started a season 1-0. The rest of the Fliers' schedule this season consists of the Fliers' first home game next week against Parker. They are then back on the road at Baltic before 3 home games in a row against Beresford, Elk Point-Jefferson and Scotland/Menno. Flandreau's regular season finale is on the road against Sioux Valley.

Offensive starters for the Fliers include:

Seniors- WR Brendan Peterson (6'0, 165 lbs.) & OT Justin Cuautle (5'9", 207 lbs.)

Juniors- WR Cameron Flute (5'8", 160 lbs.), WR Ben Ballard (5'9", 180 lbs.), OL Gauge Ballard (5'8", 170 lbs.), QB Paul Parsley (6'2", 180 lbs.) & RB Karter Headrick (6', 190 lbs.)

Sophomores- OL Justin Klein (5'9", 170 lbs.), WR Kody Kneebone (5'10", 150 lbs.), & OT Emmett Skroch (5'8", 190 lbs.)

Freshman- OL Tyton Peters (6'2", 280 lbs.)

Defensive starters include:

Seniors- DB Brendan Peterson, DL Justin Cuautle & CB Matthew Gassman (5'5", 130 lbs.)

Juniors- DB Paul Parsley, DB Ben Ballard, LB Karter Headrick & DL Gauge Ballard

Sophomores- DB Kody Kneebone, DL Andrew Martinez (5'6", 160 lbs.) & LB Justin Klein

Freshman- DL Tyton Peters

Last Match-Up

In a game that was tied heading into the fourth quarter, BEE scored 4 straight TDs to defeat Flandreau 30-6 and improved to 2-0 on the season last year.

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).

This Day in Seahawk History

On this day in 2000, Emery/Ethan handed Chad Greenway the last loss of his high school football career as the Seahawks defeated Mt. Vernon/Stickney, 28-18 in Mt. Vernon. The Seahawks trailed 12-8 at the half.


Phillip Olinger led Emery/Ethan with 92 rushing yards on 22 carries and a TD. Mark Determan had 68 yards on 13 carries and a TD. Kyle Storm completed 7-of-11 passes for 71 yards and a score. Aaron Storm was the leading receiver with 4 receptions for 49 yards and a TD.

Emery/Ethan outgained the Knights 300-199 in total yardage.


The Seahawks were the only team to beat Mt. Vernon/Stickney in 2000, as the Knights went on to win the Class 9AA title. Emery/Ethan fell to Mt. Vernon/Stickney 29-0 in the second round of the playoffs.

Game Bits

  • BEE is 8-0 all time against Flandreau, with the Seahawks outscoring the Fliers 375-44, or an average score of 47-6.

  • The Seahawks moved up to #4 in the latest South Dakota Prep Media football poll. Winner is still #1 after their 3 OT win against Tri-Valley last week. However 2nd ranked Elk Point-Jefferson has closed the gap some, as the Huskies received 7 1st place votes this week to Winner's 12. Sioux Valley continues to be ranked 3rd and Hot Springs comes in at #5 after McCook Central/Montrose fell out of the rankings. Teams receiving votes this week are Deuel, Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central, Flandreau, and Tri-Valley.

  • Big East Conference action tonight has Baltic at Elk Point-Jefferson. Non-conference action has Sioux Valley at Sisseton and Parker hosting Tri-Valley. McCook Central/Montrose hosts Hot Springs tomorrow (Saturday) at 6pm.

  • The Bridgewater-Emery Student Boosters will be serving a pre-game sloppy joe meal starting at 6 pm at the football field.

  • Tonight's game will be broadcast on Bridgewater-Emery's YouTube channel. A link for livestreaming can be found on our 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 northwest at 15-25 mph.

  • The Seahawk Junior Varsity and Junior High teams had the start of their season postponed as games at Baltic were called off due to the heat earlier this week. The JV team will host Flandreau on Monday at 4:30 pm, while the JH team travels to Flandreau on Tuesday for a 4:30 pm kickoff.

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