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Seahawks

Last Week

Despite trailing at the half, the Seahawks were able to grind out an 18-7 win over Clark/Willow Lake last Friday night in Bridgewater.

Both teams struggled offensively to start the game. The Cyclones first three drives of the game ended in a 3-and-out, a fumble and a punt. Meanwhile, BEE's first drive ended in a fumble and a 3-and-out. Neither team scored in the opening quarter. However, the Seahawks scored on the first play of the second quarter on a 1 yard run by Macklen Weber to take a 6-0 lead. The Cyclones answered back, with a 14-play, 67 yard drive that ended with a 10 yard TD pass from Trey Huber to Tyson Huber. The nearly 6 minute drive gave Clark/Willow Lake a 7-6 lead that they carried into the half.

BEE received the ball to start the second half and marched right down the field, capping off the scoring drive with a 3 yard run by Riley Endres to take a 12-7 lead with 8:39 left in the third. The Seahawk defense held strong the rest of the way and Endres scored once again, with 7:18 remaining in the fourth quarter, on a 7 yard TD run to take an 18-7 lead and put the game out of reach for the Cyclones.

Endres led the way for BEE with 118 rushing yards on 29 carries and 2 TDs. Weber carried the ball 11 times for 77 yards and a TD. Weber completed 2-of-5 passes for 39 yards.

Defensively, Kean Stevenson led the way, tallying 14 tackles. Sutton Arend had 11 tackles and an interception. Aaron Horvath added 8 tackles and Jason Zeeb had 7.

The Cyclones were led by Trey Huber, who completed 6-of-12 passes for 61 yards and a TD and also rushed for 38 yards. Griffin Muser added 30 yards rushing.

BEE totaled 245 yards of offense (206 rushing, 39 passing). The Cyclones had 186 yards of total offense (125 rushing, 61 passing). The Seahawks improve to 3-0 while the Cyclones fall to 1-2.

This Season

Through three games the Seahawks have outscored opponents 92-13. BEE is averaging 295.7 yards per game offensively (201.3 rushing, 94.3 passing) and allowing an average of 112.3 yards per game (61.7 rushing, 50.7 passing). 

Riley Endres is leading the way for the Seahawks. The senior has carried the ball 61 times for 404 yards and 6 TDs. Endres also has 3 receptions for 35 yards and a score. Macklen Weber has rushed for 70 yards on 12 carries and a score. Sutton Arend is the leading receiver with 6 receptions for 184 yards.

Defensively Aaron Horvath leads the team in tackles with 20. Horvath also has an interception. Kean Stevenson is next with 19 tackles. Jason Zeeb is third with 18 tackles and 1 tackle for loss. Sutton Arend has 16 tackles and an interception. Rounding out the top 5 is Aguer VanSickle with 15 tackles, 3 tackles for loss and 2 sacks.

Pheasants

Last Week

Flandreau scored the games only touchdown in the first quarter and held off the Pheasants in a low scoring, 8-2 win.

The lone touchdown of the game came on defense, as Flandreau's Lane Johanson returned an interception to give the Fliers an 8-0 lead. That score would hold until Parker scored on a safety in the fourth quarter.

Despite losing, Parker outgained Flandreau in total yardage 184-112. The Pheasants totaled 98 passing and 86 rushing yards in the loss. Flandreau threw for 61 yards and had 51 yards rushing.

This Season

The Pheasants enter tonight's game at 0-3, still looking for their first win of the season. Parker fell to #3 Elk Point-Jefferson 0-50 in the season opener, lost to Tri-Valley the following week 0-21 and lost to Flandreau last week 2-8. The Pheasants second half of the season consists of 3 of 4 games on the road. Parker travels to Clark/Willow Lake next week, hosts Baltic September 23rd and travels to Redfield the following week. After a bye, the Pheasants end the regular season with a road contest at McCook Central/Montrose.

Last Match-Up

The Seahawks hosted the Parker Pheasants in a Big East Conference tilt on September 3rd last season. 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). 

This Day in Seahawk History

- On this day in 2016 the Seahawks were 1-1 and took on Flandreau. After a slow start, the Seahawks scored 25 second quarter points and rolled to a 50-0 win. Cole Gassman led the way, rushing for 138 yards and 2 TDs. Jesse Grosdidier added 68 rushing yards and Jamin Arend had 33 rushing yards and a TD. Grosdidier completed 2-of-3 passes for 77 yards and 2 TDs, both to Jacob Eddy. Dustin Weber and Colton Plagmann led the way defensively with 8 and 7 tackles. BEE had 332 total yards to 77 yards by Flandreau.

Game Bits

  • The Seahawks are 5-2 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 five 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. Last season was the first match-up between the two teams in 11-man where BEE rolled to a 44-6 win.

  • The Seahawks continue to be ranked #2 in the latest South Dakota Prep Media football poll. Winner is still #1 and received all 23 first place votes. Elk Point-Jefferson is 3rd, followed by St. Thomas More and Mt. Vernon/Plankinton. Teams receiving votes include Aberdeen Roncalli, McCook Central/Montrose and Sioux Valley.
     

  • In this week's South Dakota Football Coaches Association Poll, Winner is #1 and received 15 first place votes. Elk Point-Jefferson is second and received the other 4 first place votes. The Seahawks are third, followed by Aberdeen Roncalli at 4th. Mt. Vernon/Plankinton and Sioux Valley are tied at 5th. Teams receiving votes are St. Thomas More and McCook Central/Montrose.
     

  • Big East Conference teams in action this week have Sioux Valley at Hill City, Baltic hosting Flandreau and McCook Central/Montrose hosting Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central. Other games of interest tonight in 11B have Mt. Vernon/Plankinton traveling to Jim River and Winner hosts Beresford.
     

  • Tonight's game will be broadcast on Parker Pheasants Live. You can find a link to watch the game on our HOME page.

  • The forecast at kickoff tonight in Parker calls for a chance of light showers with a temperature of 62 degrees and winds out of the northeast at 5-10 mph.
     

  • The Seahawk Junior Varsity team fell to 1-1 after losing to Jim River 14-0 last week. Next action is on Monday against Parker in Bridgewater at 4:30 pm.
     

  • The Junior High team improved to 2-0-1 after beating Jim River 36-0 last week. They will travel to Parker on Tuesday for a 4:30 pm kickoff.