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Last Week

It was the #1 ranked and defending Champion Winner that come out on top against the 2nd ranked Seahawks in a lopsided 44-0 win for the Warriors.

It was all Winner from the start as BEE's offense struggled mightily to get any resemblance of a drive going. The Seahawks received the opening kickoff and after getting one first down, was forced to punt. Winner made quick work of the Seahawk defense, driving 71 yards in 4 plays to take an early 8-0 lead. The Seahawks fumbled the ball away on their next two possessions and the Warriors took advantage of the short field scoring on a 1 yard run by Joey Cole and a 6 yard run by Aiden Barfuss to take a 22-0 lead after one quarter. Winner tacked on two more scores in the second quarter to take a 36-0 lead heading into the half.

With a running clock throughout the second half, Winner added one more TD, this one a 27 yard pass from Cole to Slade Cournoyer to take a 44-0 lead. The reserves played out most of the second half for both teams.

Macklen Weber led BEE with 25 yards on 3 carries. Clay Hohn added 21 yards on 4 carries. Kaden Klumb completed 2-of-5 passes for 36 yards.

Four players reached the end zone for the Warriors as they had 12 players get at least one carry in the one. Kaden Keiser led the rushing attack with 112 yards on 9 carries. Barfuss added 61 rushing yards. Cole rushed for 53 yards on 5 carries and Riley Orel carries 4 times for 52 yards. Cole also completed 3-of-3 passes for 63 yards.

BEE only had 89 yards of total offense in the loss (53 rushing, 36 passing). Winner piled up 422 yards of offense (359 rushing, 63 passing).

This was the first time BEE had been shut-out offensively since a 14-0 loss to Sioux Falls Christian on September 2nd, 2016. It was also the least amount of total yards the Seahawks have gained in a game since moving up to 11-man in 2015.

This Season

Through two games this season Koby Kayser leads BEE with 117 rushing yards and a TD. QB Kaden Klumb has completed 6-of-12 passes for 119 yards and 2 TDs while adding 41 rushing yards. Hunter Bailey and Jay Storm have each caught 2 passes to lead BEE. Bailey has 40 receiving yards and a TD, Storm has 39 yards and a score.

Defensively, Sutton Arend leads the Seahawks with 18 tackles and 1 tackle for loss. Kayser has 16 tackles and a tackle for loss. Aguer VanSickle is third with 14 tackles and a tackle for loss.

BEE has a total of 340 yards of offense on the season, averaging 110.5 rushing and 59.5 passing yards per game. The Seahawks have given up a total of 751 yards of offense, an average of 310 rushing and 65.5 passing yards per game.


Last Week

Parker improved to 1-1 on the season with a 26-0 shut-out win over Rapid City Christian in Parker. The game was called in the third quarter due to severe weather.

QB Logan Bridges led the Pheasants, completing 7-of-11 passes for 94 yards & 2 TDs. Jack Even led Parker in rushing with 69 yards and a TD.

Parker's defense intercepted 4 RC Christian passes and allowed only one total yard of offense. The Pheasants led 12-0 after one quarter and 26-0 at the half.

This Season

The Pheasants enter tonight's game with a 1-1 record. Parker fell to Baltic in the season opener, 22-6, before earning their first win last week over Rapid City Christian.

Parker welcomes back 5 starters on both sides of the ball from 2020. Returning starters include JR QB Logan Bridges (6'0, 175lbs), SR RB Jaivyn DeBoer (5'11, 175lbs), SR TE Davin Fuller (6'2, 185lbs), SR RB Charlie Patten (5'11, 200lbs), and SO lineman Levi Wieman (6'0, 240lbs).

Defensively, Fuller and Wieman will start again on the defensive line. JR Jack Even (6', 200lbs) and Patten return at LB for the Pheasants. DeBoer will start at defensive back once again.

Last Match-Up

It's been 11 years since the Seahawks and Pheasants last faced off on September 17, 2010. Both teams were competing in class 9AA and it was the first year that Bridgewater joined the Emery/Ethan co-op. The game was held in Parker and it was all Seahawks from the start. BEE jumped out to a 30-6 lead after one quarter and rolled to a 59-20 win.

Jordon Connor led BEE with 282 rushing yards and 4 TDs. He was also on the receiving end of a 40 yard TD pass from Justin Grosdidier. Anthony Huber rushed for 122 yards and 2 TDs on 9 carries. Jace Connor had a 28 yard TD pass to Jacob Schweitzer as well.

Defensively, the Seahawks were led by Seth Wethor's 8 tackles. Ryan Hanks added 7 tackles. Tyson Kayser and Huber each added 6 tackles and an interception.

As a team, BEE had 553 total yards of offense (482 rushing, 71 passing). Parker had 262 yards of offense (124 rushing, 138 passing). The Seahawks improved to 3-0 after the win, and went on to defeat Viborg-Hurley later in 2010 in the 9AA State Championship, 48-32. 

Game Bits

  • The Seahawks are 4-2 all time against Parker. Parker dropped down to 9AA in 2005 and beat Emery/Ethan the first two years, 46-0 in 2005 and 48-8 in 2006. Parker went on to win the 9AA State Championship in 2006. The Seahawks have four straight wins against Parker since then, beating the Pheasants 38-8 in 2007, 40-22 in 2008, 34-0 in 2009 and 59-20 in 2010.

  • After playing in the 9-man ranks for the last 16 years, this is Parker's first season back up in 11B.

  • The Seahawks are riding a 23 game home winning streak dating back to 2017. Since moving up to 11-man BEE is 30-2 in Bridgewater, outscoring their opponents a combined 1,158-152, or an average score of 36-5. The Seahawks have held their opponents to 7 points or less in 27 of those 32 games.

  • Entering week 3 of the regular season, the latest SD Prep Media Poll has Winner continuing as the #1 team in the state, receiving all 18 first place votes. Oddly enough, after beating Sioux Valley week 1, the Cossacks jumped BEE at 2nd. The Seahawks are now ranked 3rd, followed by Aberdeen Roncalli and Elk Point-Jefferson tied at 4th.

  • In the SD Football Coaches Poll BEE held onto their #2 ranking. Winner continues to be ranked #1. Sioux Valley is 3rd, followed by McCook Central/Montrose and Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn central tied at 4th.

  • Tonight's game will be broadcast live on the Bridgewater-Emery YouTube channel. A link for live streaming can be found on the HOME page.

  • Meyer Motor of Bridgewater will be serving a tailgate meal starting an hour before kickoff tonight. The meal is a free-will donation with all proceeds going towards the Bridgewater-Emery CTE Department.

  • The forecast at kickoff tonight in Bridgewater calls for cloudy skies with a temperature of 70 degrees and winds out of the north at 5-10 mph.

  • The Seahawk Junior High and Junior Varsity teams will play Parker in Bridgewater on Tuesday, September 7th. The JH game will start at 4:30 PM, with the JV game to follow. Both teams are off to great starts. The JH team is 2-0 after a win over Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central on Monday. The JV team is 2-0 (5-0 including Jamboree play) after a 44-8 win over W/WS/SC on Monday.