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The Seahawks had a bye last week, but hosted the Parker Pheasants in a Big East Conference tilt. This was the first time the Seahawks and Pheasants had faced each other since 2010 when both teams were in Class 9AA. BEE scored on their first four offensive possessions and rolled to a 44-6 win.
The Seahawks took the opening possession of the game and scored on the fourth play of the game on a 46 yard run by Riley Endres less than two minutes into the game and BEE led 7-0. Parker answered back with a long 11-play, 61 yard drive. The Pheasant offense stalled inside the BEE 20 and the Seahawks took over after a 4th down stop. BEE drove 89 yards over 13 plays and Koby Kayser scored on a 10 yard run to take a 14-0 lead with 10:22 left in the first half. After forcing a quick 3-and-out, Endres scored on a 35 yard run to give BEE a 21-0 lead with 9:00 remaining in the half. The Pheasants answered back, using their passing attack to drive 72 yards in 8 plays, and Parker scored on a 4 yard run by Charlie Patten to make the score 21-6 with just over 5 minutes remaining in the half. Kayser would tack on two more rushing TDs for BEE before the half, the first a 52 yard run with 4:35 left and the second a 35 yard run with just 36 seconds left. BEE led 35-6 at the half.
The Seahawks scored on their first possession of the second half on a 3 yard run by Kaden Klumb with 10:22 left in the 3rd to give BEE a 42-6. The JV teams played out the rest of the game with the only score coming late in the fourth quarter on a safety to give us the final score of 44-6.
Kayser led the Seahawks with 182 rushing yards and 3 TDs on 15 attempts. Endres had 5 carries for 124 yards and 2 TDs. Klumb rushed for 17 yards and a TD and also completed 2 passes for 50 yards.
Defensively, Clay Hohn led the way with 9 tackles. Lukus Mentele added 6 tackles and Kayser had 5 tackles. Sutton Arend had 2 interceptions and 3 tackles.
The Seahawks were able to shut down the Parker rushing attack, as the leading rusher for the Pheasants was Patten, who carried the ball 4 times for 9 yards. Logan Bridges completed 12-of-21 passes for 168 yards, but threw 3 interceptions for Parker.
BEE had 411 total yards of offense (372 rushing, 50 passing) and held Parker to 174 yards of offense (6 rushing, 168 passing).
Through three games, BEE has been outscored by it's opponents 64-66, or an average of 21-22 points per game. The Seahawks have 762 yards of total offense (254 per game), 593 rushing (197.7 per game) & 169 passing (56.3 per game). The defense has allowed 925 yards of total offense (308.3 per game), 626 rushing (208.7 per game) & 299 passing (99.7 per game).
Kayser leads the way offensively with 299 rushing yards & 4 TDs. Kayser also has 2 receptions for 57 yards. Endres has rushed for 123 yards on 6 carries and 2 TDs. Klumb has rushed for 58 yards and a TD, while also completing 8-of-17 passes for 169 yards and 2 TDs.
Sutton Arend leads the way defensively with 21 tackles and 3 interceptions. Kayser is next with 21 tackles and 1 tackle for loss. Clay Hohn has 20 tackles. Aguer VanSickle is 4th with 17 tackles and a tackle for loss. Sam Hofer rounds out the top 5 with 13 tackles and an interception.
The Fliers picked up their first win of the season last week, defeating Baltic by a score on 29-8 at Baltic.
Flandreau's defense had a strong showing, forcing 5 turnovers, 5 sacks and also recorded a safety in the win. Baltic out-gained the Fliers in total yardage 197-181.
For Flandreau, Ethan Hoffman rushed for 72 yards and 2 TDs. Tathan Headrick added 76 yards on 14 carries. Tanner Christenson completed 8-of-17 passes for 45 yards and 2 TDs. Tash Lunday was the leading receiver for the Fliers with 4 receptions for 27 yards and a TD.
Lunday was also a leader defensively, picking up 3 sacks and 9 tackles.
Flandreau improved to 1-3, while Baltic fell to 1-3 on the season.
Flandreau started off the season taking on Jim River (Menno/Scotland) in the Trappers first ever game as a co-op. Jim River won that game 32-13. The Fliers then fell to Beresford (6-34) and Elk Point-Jefferson (6-55), before picking up their first win of the year last week against Baltic (29-8).
Senior QB Tanner Christenson has completed 21-of-55 passes for 251 yards and 2 TDs with 5 interceptions this season. Senior RB Tathan Headrick leads the Flier rushing attack with 224 yards and 2 TDs on 45 carries. Junior RB Ethan Hoffman isn't far behind, with 205 carries on 53 attempts and 2 TDs. Hoffman is also the teams leading receiver with 9 receptions for 136 yards. Lunday has caught 8 passes for 64 yards & 2 TDs.
Defensively, Lunday leads Flandreau with 28 tackles, 6 sacks and 9 tackles for loss. Hoffman is second with 26 tackles.
As a team through four games Flandreau has 809 total yards of offense (202.3 per game). The Fliers have 558 yards rushing (139.5 per game) and 251 passing (62.8 per game). Flandreau has been outscored by their opponents 54-129.
The Seahawks traveled to Flandreau to take on the 0-4 Fliers on September 25th and rolled to a 50-7 win.
BEE scored on their opening drive on a 46 yard pass from Sam Hofer, filling in for Kaden Klumb who was out due to injury, to Eric Gustafson to take a 7-0 lead. After a long kickoff return, Flandreau set themselves up in great field position and took advantage a few plays later as Tanner Christenson completed a 32 yard pass to Mario Bonilla and the game was tied at 7. Later in the first, Hofer connected with Koby Kayser on a 28 yard TD pass to take a 14-7 lead after one quarter. The Seahawks tacked on two more TDs in the second quarter, one an 8 yard run by Bodie Burnham and the other a 15 yard pass from Hofer to Rylee Schultz. BEE led 27-7 at the half. Burnham scored his second rushing TD of the game in the third quarter from 46 yards out to give the Seahawks a 34-7. Kayser added a 1 yard TD run later in the third to take a 42-7 lead into the final quarter. Clay Hohn scored on a 20 yard run to give us the final score of 50-7.
Burnham led the rushing attack with 119 yards on 12 carries and 2 TDs. Kayser rushed for 57 yards on 12 carries and a TD. Hohn carried the ball 8 times for 39 yards and a TD. Hofer completed 5-of-5 passes for 142 yards and 3 TDs. Gustafson had 2 receptions for 77 yards and a TD.
Defensively, BEE was led by Tyler Kjetland with 5 tackles. Brandon Jansen had 4 tackles and 2 tackles for loss. Brooks Jansen also tallied 4 tackles and a tackle for loss. Schultz had a fumble recovery and Gustafson had an interception.
For Flandreau, Tathan Headrick rushed for 57 yards on 6 carries. Christenson completed 2-of-6 passes for 37 yards and a TD.
The Seahawks had 395 yards of offense (253 rushing, 142 passing) and held Flandreau to 82 yards (45 rushing, 37 passing. BEE had 19 first downs to Flandreau's 4.
BEE is 6-0 all time against Flandreau, with the Seahawks outscoring the Fliers 307-25, or an average of 51-4 points per game.
The Seahawks are riding a 24 game home winning streak dating back to 2017. Since moving up to 11-man BEE is 31-2 in Bridgewater, outscoring their opponents a combined 1,202-158, or an average score of 36-5. The Seahawks have held their opponents to 7 points or less in 28 of those 33 games.
Through four weeks the Seahawks are ranked #2 in the latest South Dakota Prep Media football poll. Winner continues to be ranked #1 and received all 19 first place votes. Sioux Valley is third, followed by Aberdeen Roncalli at fourth and McCook Central/Montrose fifth.
This week's SD Football Coaches Poll mirrors the media poll for this first time this season. Mt. Vernon/Plankinton and Elk Point-Jefferson are both honorable mention.
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 partly sunny skies, a temperature of 66 degrees and winds out of the east at 5-10 mph.
The Seahawk Junior Varsity team will take it's 6-0 record to Baltic on Monday with kickoff scheduled for 4:30 pm. The Seahawk Junior High team is 4-0 on the season will travel to Flandreau on Tuesday for a 4:30 pm kickoff.