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Seahawks

Last Week

The Seahawks had a bye last week, but hosted the 0-4 Flandreau Flyers on September 27th in Bridgewater. It was a huge night for Brady Hawkins, as the senior had a hand in 6 of BEE's 7 TDs on the night, leading BEE to a 48-6 win.

Hawkins scored on a pair of TD runs in the 1st quarter, 36 and 27 yards, to give his team a 14-0 lead. Hawkins threw a 34 yard TD pass to Chase Arend to open the scoring in the 2nd, followed by a 29 yard TD run. The Seahawks led 29-0 at that point. Hawkins then threw a 30 yard TD pass to Jonah Hofer to take a 36-0 lead. Hawkins added a 8 yard TD run and BEE led 42-0 at the half. BEE played a mixture of varsity and reserve players in the second half. Koby Kayser scored on a 1 yard TD run in the third. Flandreau added a 10 yard TD run by Matt Pauley in the 4th to make the final 48-6.

Hawkins completed 5-of-8 passes for 120 yards & 2 TDs, and rushed for 109 yards & 4 TDs to lead the way. Grant Andrews ran for 62 yards on 8 carries. Koby Kayser added 43 rushing yards and Sam Hofer had 38. Bodie Burnham caught 2 passes for 35 yards, Jonah Hofer caught 1 for 30 yards, Arend had 1 receptions for 34 yards, and Eric Gustafson caught 1 pass for 21 yards.

Defensively, Hawkins led the way with 10 tackles and an interception. Grant Andrews and Koby Kayser added 7 and 6 tackles each. Josh Bartscher had 5 tackles, 1 sack and a tackle for loss. Rylee Schultz and Tyler Kjetland both added 5 tackles each.

The Seahawks had 457 yards of offense, 337 rushing & 120 passing. Flandreau had 116 yards of offense, 87 rushing & 29 passing.

This Season

Through four games, BEE has outscored it's opponents 264-72, or an average of 44-12 points per game. The Seahawks have 2,332 yards of total offense (388.7 per game), 1,691 rushing (281.8 per game) & 641 passing (106.8 per game). The defense has allowed 1,169 yards of total offense (194.8 per game), 837 rushing (139.5 per game) & 332 passing (55.3 per game).

Brady Hawkins leads the way offensively. Hawkins has completed 22-of-43 passes for 641 yards and 9 TDs, while rushing for 708 yards and 12 TDs. Jonah Hofer has rushed for 378 yards and 7 TDs and has 6 receptions for 226 yards & 4 TDs. Koby Kayser has rushed for 227 yards and 2 TDs. Grant Andrews has rushed for 212 yards and 4 TDs. Bodie Burnham has 6 receptions for 148 yards and 2 TDs. Chase Arend has 5 receptions for 121 yards and 2 TDs, and Rylee Schultz has 3 receptions for 112 yards and 2 TDs.

Defensively, Hawkins leads the way with 75 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions and a forced fumble. Grant Andrews is second with 68 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries and an interception. Rylee Schultz has tallied 46 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 3 sacks and 2 fumble recoveries. Chase Arend and Brandon Jansen have 38 tackles each. 

Garretson

Last Week

Garretson led Elk Point-Jefferson 21-14 at the half but couldn't hold on as EPJ scored 14 4th quarter points to defeat the Blue Dragons 28-21.

Garretson had 152 yards of total offense in the loss, 111 rushing & 41 passing. EPJ accumulated 313 yards of offense, 226 rushing & 87 passing.

This Season

Garretson comes into this week's match-up with a 3-3 record on the season. Their losses have come to Webster (0-20), McCook Central/Montrose (14-34), and Elk Point-Jefferson (21-28). The Blue Dragons have wins over Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central (21-0), Beresford (21-23), and Flandreau (31-14). Garretson is averaging 18 points per game offensively and allowing an average of 18 points per game defensively. No individual or team stats were available.

Game Bits

  • This is the first meeting between BEE and Garretson.​

  • The Seahawks are riding an 11 game home winning streak dating back to 2017. Since moving up to 11-man BEE is 18-2 in Bridgewater, outscoring their opponents a combined 656-124, or an average score of 33-6. The Seahawks have held their opponents to 7 points or less in 16 of those 20 games.

  • With just two weeks remaining in the regular season the Seahawks are ranked #1 in the South Dakota Prep Media football poll. BEE received 19 of 23 first place votes, 2nd ranked Winner received 4 first place votes. Webster is 3rd, followed by St Thomas More and  Mt. Vernon/Plankinton at 4 & 5.

  • There are just 3 unbeaten teams remaining in Class 11B. BEE is 6-0. Winner is 7-0 and plays their final regular season game tonight against 0-7 Miller/Highmore-Harrold. Webster is 6-0 and travels to 0-6 Flandreau tonight before hosting 5-2 Sisseton to end the regular season.

  • The Bridgewater-Emery Student Boosters will be hosting a tailgate supper starting at 5:45 tonight at the football field. They will be serving pub hamburgers, chips, cookie, and water for $6. Hot cocoa and cappuccino will also be available.​

  • The forecast at kickoff tonight in Bridgewater at 7 pm calls for cloudy skies, a temperature of 33 degrees with a wind chill of 18 degrees. Winds will be out of the northwest at 15-20 mph, gusting up to 25 mph. There is a 40 percent chance of rain/snow at kickoff.

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