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Last Week

The Seahawks struggled on both sides of the ball as they fell to Elk Point-Jefferson 35-6 in a rainy and windy night in Elk Point last week.

BEE was turned the ball over on their first possession after a bad snap on a punt forced Drake Gustafson to run. EPJ recovered the fumble on the Seahawks 36 yard line and scored 6 plays later on a 27 yard run by Jake Gale. Carson Johnson returned the following kickoff 66 yards to put BEE on EPJ's 10 yard line, however the Seahawks weren't able to capitalize and turned the ball over on downs after an incomplete pass in the endzone. Both teams traded punts, and then EPJ went 91 yards in just 3 plays on a 46 yard run by Gunner Ewing and then a 44 yard scoring run by Garrett Merkley to make the score 14-0 after one quarter. BEE was unable to muster much offense the rest of the half and the Huskies scored twice on long passing plays. Keaton Gale connected with Ashton Fairbanks for a 65 yard score and then Merkley later in the second on a 55 yard TD pass to make the score 28-0 at the half.

EPJ scored on the opening play of the second half on a 54 yard run by Jake Gale to stretch the lead to 35-0 and force the running clock into effect the remainder of the game. The Seahawks lone score of the game came after EPJ had the snap go over the Huskies punter and BEE started with the ball on EPJ's 22 yard line. Gustafson scored on the second play of the drive on a 22 yard run to make the score 35-6.

Gustafson led BEE with 18 carries for 97 yards. Carson Johnson and Kean Stevenson each carried the ball 7 times for 16 yards.

Kean Stevenson led defensively with 6 tackles and a tackle for loss. Wyatt Anderson added 5 tackles and 2 tackles for loss. Camdyn Stoterau also had 5 tackles. Drake Gustafson, Jaxon Koch, Creighton Klumb and Korbyn Kayser all added 4 tackles.

Jacob Gale led EPJ with 6 carries for 82 yards. Garrett Merkley had 3 carries for 62 yards and Gunner Ewing added 42 yards on 3 carries.

Defensively, the Seahawks struggled to stop the big plays without Junior LB Jason Zeeb who missed the game due to injury, giving up 6 plays of over 20 yards. EPJ had 323 yards of offense (120 passing, 203 rushing). BEE had 150 yards of offense (130 rushing, 20 passing). 

The Huskies improve to 7-1 on the season and will be the #4 seed. The Seahawks finish the regular season at 5-3 for the second straight season and will be the #11 seed in the 11B playoffs.

This Season

Through eight games, BEE has outscored it's opponents 193-132, or an average of 24.1-16.5 points per game. The Seahawks have 1,863 yards of total offense (232.9 per game), 1,301 rushing (162.6 per game) & 562 passing (70.3 per game). The defense has allowed 1,606 yards of total offense (200.8 per game), 1,046 rushing (130.8 per game) & 560 passing (70 per game).

Drake Gustafson has carried the ball 99 times for 416 yards and 10 TDs. Gustafson has completed 39-of-75 passes for 503 yards and 4 TDs. Kean Stevenson has 198 rushing yards on 51 carries and a TD. Carson Johnson has 43 carries for 159 yards and 2 TDs. Camdyn Stoterau has 13 receptions for 120 yards, Holden Wollman has 10 receptions for 137 yards and Taite Klumb has 8 receptions for 141 yards and 3 TDs.

Kean Stevenson leads the way defensively with 53 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, a sack and 2 interceptions. Jason Zeeb is next with 50 tackles, 3 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. Third is Camdyn Stoterau with 48 tackles and 2 tackles for loss. Drake Gustafson is next with 45 tackles and 2 interceptions. Rounding out the top 5 is Jaxon Koch with 42 tackles, 3 tackles for loss and 2 sacks.


Hot Springs

Last Week

The Bison piled up 35 first quarter points on their way to a 56-6 win over Hill City last week. The game ended in the third quarter due to the mercy rule.

Camron Maciejewski had a hand in 5 TDs on the night, including the first 3 scores of the game. Hot Springs led 14-0 off 3 and 46 yard scoring runs. Hill City answered back on a 2 yard run by Caleb Sobolik, the Rangers only score of the night, to cut the lead to 14-6. Maciejewski answered back with a 37 yard scoring run to make it 21-6. Braden Peterson got in on the scoring then with 2 rushing TDs to close out the opening quarter, one from 70 yards out and the other a 10 yard scoring play to make it 35-6 after one. Maciejewski added a 10 yard TD run in the 2nd quarter and a 60 yard TD run in the 3rd quarter to make it 49-6. Hunter Kunz scored on a 4 yard run in the third to end the game.

The Bison piled up 373 yards of offense, including 328 yards on the ground, led by Maciejewski who rushed for 202 yards and 5 TDs on just 8 carries. Peterson carried the ball 8 times for 96 yards and 2 TDs. Hot Springs scored on 8 of their 26 offensive plays on the night.

Hill City had 115 total yards of offense, with just 17 rushing yards. The Bison's Caleb Rickenbach had 4 sacks and 3 tackles for loss for the Hot Springs defense who had 7 total sacks as a team.

Hot Springs improved to 7-1 while Hill City's season came to an end with a record of 3-5.

This Season

Hot Springs comes into this first round playoff match-up with a 7-1 record. Their lone loss came to Class 11A Dell Rapids, season results are as follows:


Aug 19

Aug 26

Sep 01

Sep 08

Sept 16

Sept 22

Oct 06

Oct 13


McCook Centra/Mon.

Lakota Tech

Dell Rapids

St. Thomas More


Rapid City Christian

Hill City

Opponent W-L

W 55-0

W 41-0

W 61-6

L 14-20

W 31-7

W 50-0

W 23-13

W 56-6









Hot Springs is led by Senior Camron Maciejewski. Maciejewski, a 6'2" 210 lb. RB and LB has rushed for 1,241 yards on 108 carries (11.5 yards per carry) and 18 TDs. The Augustana College football commit is also a force on defense, with 18 solo tackles, 51 assisted tackles, 2 sacks and 8 tackles for loss.

Another leader for the Bison is Braden Peterson, a 5'9" 170 lb. Senior. Peterson has 577 rushing yards on 49 carries (11.8 yards per carry) and 9 TDs. He is also the leading receiver for Hot Springs with 9 receptions for 176 yards and 3 TDs.

Colin Iverson, a 5'8" 175 lb. Senior is the QB. Iverson has completed 22-of-32 passes for 286 yards and 5 TDs with 5 interceptions. He has carried the ball 47 times for 143 yards and 6 rushing TDs.

Senior Caleb Rickenbach, 6'1" 220 lb., anchors both the offensive and defensive line for Hot Springs. Rickenbach has 18 solo tackles, 32 assisted tackles and a whopping 12 sacks and 12 tackles for loss on the season.

The Bison are averaging 41.4 points per game, second only to Sioux Valley in Class 11B. Defensively, Hot Springs holds opponents to 10.5 points per game, which is the fourth fewest in Class 11B. They have outscored their opponents 331-52.

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This Day in Seahawk History

1998 - The Seahawks improved to 7-2 and beat Plankinton/White Lake 30-26 in first round playoff action in White Lake after trailing 14-8 at the half. Tony Olinger rushed for 139 yards and 3 TDs. Jake Erpenbach completed 5-of-12 passes for 64 yards in the win. The Seahawks won, despite being outgained by P/WL 305-242 in total yardage.

2000 - Emery/Ethan dominated from the start, scoring 30 first quarter points in a 56-6 win over Plankinton/White Lake in a game that ended in the 3rd quarter due to the mercy rule in first round playoff action in Emery. The Seahawks racked up 461 total yards, 347 of which were rushing yards. Mark Determan led the way with 6 carries for 192 yards and 3 TDs. Phillip Olinger had 13 carries for 63 yards and a TD. Kyle Storm completed 6-of-6 passes for 114 yards and 3 TDs. Olinger, Dennis Duba and Neal Bainbridge all had receiving TDs for the Seahawks.

2017 - BEE rolled past McCook Central/Montrose 42-0 in first round playoff action in Bridgewater. Jamin Arend rushed for 109 yards and 3 TDs on 12 carries. Brady Hawkins completed 4-of-7 passes for 92 yards and added 109 rushing yards and 2 TDs. Carter Dye had 8 tackles, 3 sacks and 3 tackles for loss defensively. BEE intercepted 6 passes as a team and Mason Potter had 3 interceptions alone, both of which are still Seahawk team and individual records for a game. BEE outgained MCM 407-251 in total yardage.

Game Bits

  • The will be the fourth time in a row that the Bison have matched up with the Seahawks in the first round of the playoffs:
    2019- BEE defeated Hot Springs 36-0 in Bridgewater
    2020- Hot Springs missed the playoffs
    2021- BEE defeated Hot Springs 48-6 in Bridgewater
    2022- Hot Springs defeated BEE 45-6 in Hot Springs


  • This is the 17th consecutive season that the Seahawks have made the playoffs.

  • BEE is 19-7 in playoff games in 11-man since 2015, with 4 of those losses coming in state championship games.

  • The winner of tonight's game will play the winner of #3 Sioux Valley vs #14 Mount Vernon/Plankinton. That game is being played in Volga tonight with kickoff scheduled for 7pm.​

  • By the Miles: The Seahawks have the longest road trip among all playoff teams today, traveling 350 miles one way, a roughly 5 hour trip.

  • The forecast at kickoff tonight in Hot Springs calls for mostly sunny skies with a temperature of 68 degrees and winds out of the northwest at around 10, gusting up to 20 mph.

  • Tonight's game will be livestreamed with a link on our home page!

Playoff Match-Ups

1st Round
Thursday, Oct 19
Thursday, Oct 26
Friday, Nov 3
11B Championship
Friday, Nov 10
6:30pm CT - Winner
6pm CT - Wagner
6pm CT - Elk Point
5:30pm CT - Colton
7pm CT - White
5pm CT - Wess. Springs
5:30 MT - Hot Springs
7pm CT - Volga
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