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Last Week

The Seahawks fell to top ranked Winner 32-12 last week. BEE trailed 8-6 at the half and Winner stretched their lead to 24-6 early in the fourth.

Winner took the opening drive 74 yards over 11 plays and scored on an 8 yard TD run by Aiden Barfuss to take an 8-0 lead. Unfazed by the opening drive, BEE responded with an 11-play, 76 yard drive capped off by a 2 yard TD run by Carson Johnson to cut the Warriors lead to 8-6. A freshman, Johnson started on both sides of the ball at RB and LB filling in for an injured Macklen Weber. Defenses reigned supreme the rest of the first half as Winner's next two drives ended with an interception by BEE's Holden Wollman and a punt. The Seahawks next two offensive possessions ended in punts and we headed into the half with Winner leading, 8-6.

BEE started off the second half with a pair of 1st downs to advance to the Winner 47 yard line, but the drive went in reverse from there with back to back 4 yard losses and a 5 yard penalty the Seahawks were forced to punt. Winner took over on the Seahawks 39 yard line after a 32 yard punt return and it took them just 2 plays to stretch the lead to 16-6 on a 28 yard scoring run by Barfuss. BEE took the following drive down to the Winner 45 yard line, but was forced to punt again. The Warriors went on a 8-play, 76 yard drive that was capped off a 36 yard TD run by Zac Olson. That made the score 24-6 early in the final quarter. The Seahawks answered back in just 5 plays as Drake Gustafson scored on a yard run with the drive highlighted by a 37 yard pass from Holden Wollman to Taite Klumb. The score cut Winner's lead to 24-12. BEE's defense forced their only 3-and-out on Winner's next possession. However, the Seahawk offense wasn't able to get a 1st down and turned the ball over on downs. Winner scored 3 plays later on a 29 yard run by Keiser to put the game out of reach at 32-12 late in the fourth.

Gustafson completed 12-of-18 passes for 99 yards and rushed for 49 yards and a TD. Drake's 12 completed passes is tied for the 5th most completions by a Seahawks QB. Camdyn Stoterau also got his name in the Seahawk record book as he caught 7 passes for 60 yards. Camdyn's 7 receptions is 2nd all time, behind Camdyn Myers 8 receptions against West Central in 2015. Holden Wollman had 3 receptions for 20 yards and Taite Klumb added 2 receptions for 44 yards.

Defensively, Stoterau and Kean Stevenson led the way with 10 tackles each. Carson Johnson and Taite Klumb added 9 tackles each. Korbyn Kayser and Drake Gustafson finished with 6 tackles.

For Winner, Aiden Barfuss carried the ball 11 times for 105 yards and 2 TDs. Karson Keiser had 87 yards on 8 carries and a score. Zac Olson carried the ball 4 times for 50 yards and a TD. And, Stratton Morehart rushed 11 times for 49 yards.

The Seahawks had 212 yards of total offense (76 rushing, 136 passing) to Winner's 309 total yards, all of which were rushing yards.

BEE falls to 4-2 on the year, while Winner improves to 6-0.

This Season

Through six games, BEE has outscored it's opponents 137-91, or an average of 23-15 points per game. The Seahawks have 1,447 yards of total offense (241.2 per game), 987 rushing (164.5 per game) & 460 passing (76.7 per game). The defense has allowed 1,094 yards of total offense (182.8 per game), 838 rushing (139.7 per game) & 259 passing (43.2 per game).

Macklen Weber is the leading rusher for BEE, with 92 carries for 485 yards and 8 TDs. Drake Gustafson has carried the ball 63 times for 237 yards and 6 TDs. Drake has also completed 32-of-61 passes for 401 yards and 2 TDs. Kean Stevenson has 156 rushing yards on 38 carries and 1 TD. Camdyn Stoterau has 12 receptions for 106 yards. Holden Wollman has 116 receiving yards on 7 receptions. And, Taite Klumb has 6 receptions for 78 yards and a TD.

Defensively, Jason Zeeb leads the way with 44 tackles, 2 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. Stevenson is next with 43 tackles, a tackle for loss and an interception. Stoterau is third with 37 tackles and 2 tackles for loss. Fourth is Gustafson with 35 tackles and 2 interceptions. Rounding out the top 5 is Taite Klumb with 35 tackles.

McCook Central/Montrose

Last Week

MCM had a bye last week but traveled to Volga to take on Sioux Valley the week prior and fell 34-14 to the Cossacks.

After a scoreless opening quarter, Sioux Valley scored 3 rushing TDs in the second to take a 22-0 lead into the half. Donovan Rose scored on a 72 yard run to open the scoring in the second half and Boden Schiller threw a 9 yard TD pass to Hudsyn Ruesink to stretch the Cossack lead to 34-0 heading into the fourth. MCM scored twice in the final quarter on a 2 yard run by Lane Deutsch and a 4 yard TD pass from Duetsch to Carter Randall to cut the lead to 34-14.

For MCM, Duetsch completed 14-of-37 passes for 204 yards and 1 TD with 2 interceptions. Randall was the leading rusher with 16 carries for 47 yards. Ty Morrison had 3 receptions for 107 yards and Mason Sabers had 4 receptions for 84 yards.

For Sioux Valley, Rose carried the ball 12 times for 194 yards and 2 TDs. Boden Schiller rushed for 120 yards on 13 carries and 2 scores, while also adding 43 yards through the air and a passing TD.

Sioux Valley outgained MCM 412-313 in total yardage. The Cossacks rushed for 369 yards and had 43 yards passing. The Fighting Cougars threw for 261 yards and had 52 rushing yards.

This Season

MCM comes into this game with a record of 1-5, which is exact opposite of the record they had at this time last year at 5-1. Their lone win came against Baltic, 46-6, in early September. Their losses have come to Flandreau (0-14), Hot Springs (0-41), Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central (6-22), Elk Point-Jefferson (6-38) and Sioux Valley two weeks ago.

Junior QB Lane Deutsch (6'1", 185 lbs.) has completed 52-of-116 passes for 713 yards and 5 TDs with 10 interceptions. MCM's leading rusher is Senior Carter Randall (5'0", 180 lbs.) who has carried the ball 66 times for 170 yards and 2 TDs. The Fighting Cougars have 3 receivers with over 10 receptions each. SR Ty Morrison (5'10", 160 lbs.) has 16 receptions for 382 yards and 2 TDs, SR Connor McGuire (5'11, 170 lbs.) has 21 receptions for 174 yards and a TD, and JR Mason Sabers (5'10", 160 lbs.) has 21 receptions for 174 yards and a TD. 

As a team, MCM is averaging just over 182 yards a game offensively (144 passing, 39 rushing). They have had just one game where MCM has rushed for over 54 yards as a team and are averaging 12.3 points per game. Defensively, MCM gives up an average of 319 yards a game (231 rushing, 88 passing). Flandreau and Sioux Valley each put up over 400 yards of offense against the Fighting Cougar defense. The Fighting Cougars give up an average of 25.5 pointer per game.

MCM wraps up their regular season with a home match-up against Parker next week and will need to win out to have chances at a playoff berth.

This Day in Seahawk History

2000 - The Seahawks rolled to a 46-0 win over Centerville to improve to 7-0 on the season. Phillip Olinger led the way with 6 carries for 121 rushing yards and 2 TDs. Jeremy Huber added 75 yards and 2 TDs as the Seahawks had 13 different players with at least one rushing attempt. Kyle Storm completed 5-of-6 passes for 83 yards. Neal Bainbridge led defensively with 10 tackles and a sack. The Seahawks outgained Centerville 432-39 in total yardage.

2006 - The Seahawks jumped out to a 28-6 halftime lead and beat Freeman 48-6 to improve to 3-3 on the year. Drew Fergen carried the ball 12 times for 178 yards and 3 TDs, Tanner Duba had 19 carries for 142 yards and 2 TDs, and Will Duba completed 8-of-13 passes for 100 yards and a TD. Charlie Olinger led the way defensively with 18 tackles as the Seahawks outgained Freeman 440-161 in total yardage.

2017 - BEE beat MCM 27-0 to improve to 6-1 on the year. Jamin Arend carried the ball 19 times for 207 yards and 2 TDs and Dustin Weber had 15 carries for 138 yards and a score. Brady Hawkins threw for 78 yards and a TD to Mason Potter. The Seahawks had 6 sacks as a team and held the Fighting Cougars to 240 yards. BEE racked up 440 yards of total offense.

Projected Playoff Pairings

*These pairings are projected based off season results between common opponents

Top Bracket

#1 Deuel vs #16 Mount Vernon/Plankinton

#8 Aberdeen Roncalli vs #9 Wagner

#4 Elk Point-Jefferson vs #13 Rapid City Christian

#5 Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central vs #12 Groton

Bottom Bracket

#2 Sioux Valley vs #15 Parker

#3 Winner vs #14 Webster

#6 Tri-Valley vs #11 St Thomas More

#7 Hot Springs vs #10 BEE

Game Bits

  • BEE is 9-1 all time against McCook Central/Montrose, with the Seahawks outscoring the Fighting Cougars 324-136, or an average of 32-14. MCM beat BEE for the first time ever last season, 44-0.

  • Heading into the final two weeks of the regular season, BEE fell out of the rankings for the first time this season in the latest SD Prep Media Poll after the loss to Winner last week. Winner received 17 of 20 first place votes. Sioux Valley is second, receiving 3 1st place votes. Hot Springs is 3rd, followed by Elk Point-Jefferson and Deuel. Teams receiving votes include BEE, Tri-Valley, and W/WS/SC.

  • In this week's SD Football Coaches Poll the Seahawks also fell out of the top 5 for the first time this season. Winner is ranked #1, receiving 13 of 21 1st place votes. Sioux Valley is second with 6 1st place votes. Hot Springs is 3rd and received 2 1st place votes. Elk Point-Jefferson and Deuel round out the top 5. BEE, W/WS/SC and Tri-Valley are HM.

  • Only one other Big-East Conference team is in action tonight and that is Elk Point-Jefferson, who is at Tri-Valley. The biggest game in the state tonight is in Hartford where the Warriors travel to take on West Central.

  • Tonight's game will be livestreamed on Bridgewater-Emery's YouTube Channel. A link is posted on our home page.

  • There will be a roast beef sandwich meal served starting at 6 pm tonight at the football field. Proceeds go towards the new Bridgewater-Emery CTE building.

  • The forecast at kickoff tonight in Bridgewater calls for mostly sunny skies, a temperature of 48 degrees and winds out of the northwest around 10, with gusts up to 20 mph.

  • The Junior Varsity team fell in overtime this week to Wagner. Their record is now 3-2 and they wrap up their season on Monday in Bridgewater at 4:30 pm against MCM.

  • The Junior High team improved to 5-0 on the year with a 32-0 win over Wagner on Tuesday. They wrap up their season on Tuesday as they travel to Salem for a 4:30 pm kickoff.

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