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The Seahawks hosted the Huskies of Elk Point-Jefferson last week and rolled to a 34-6 win.
The Huskies kicked off to start the game and after BEE recovered an onside kick the Seahawks were set up in great field position at midfield. BEE used it to their advantage with an 11 play, 50 yard drive capped off with a 7 yard TD run by Koby Kayser to take a 6-0 lead. EPJ answered quickly though, facing a 3rd and 5 on their own 26 yard line, the Huskies completed 74 yard TD on a reverse pass from Andrew Nearman to Riley Schmitz and we had a tie game at 6-6.
The ensuing drive for the Seahawks was a little unorthodox to say the least. BEE QB Kaden Klumb had his helmet come off during the 1st down play and had to come off the field. Sophomore QB Sam Hofer went under center facing a 2nd and 17 which became a 2nd and 22 after a BEE penalty. The following play Hofer connected on a pass to Kayser who ran near midfield before fumbling the ball. BEE's Eric Gustafson recovered the fumble in stride and returned it for a TD. That gave the Seahawks a 13-6 lead after one quarter. Gustafson scored his second receiving TD of the night on a 4 yard pass from Klumb to take a 20-6 lead late in the 1st half. With time winding down in the half EPJ tried to push the ball down field, however Rylee Schultz intercepted a pass and returned it 43 yards for a TD. BEE led 27-6 at the half.
The third quarter saw both teams defensive units prevailing as the score remained 27-6 after 3 quarters. The Seahawks would tack on one more TD in the 4th on a 20 yard run by Kayser, capping off a 7 play, 70 yard drive.
Kayser led the rushing attack for BEE with 83 yards on 17 carries and 2 TDs. Kayser also caught 3 passes for 40 yards. Bodie Burnham had 10 carries for 80 yards. Klumb completed 5-of-8 passes for 105 yards and a TD.
Defensively the Seahawks were led by Schultz with 12 tackles and an interception. Brandon Jansen tallied 10 tackles, 1 sack and a tackle for loss. Kayser, Burnham and Josh Bartscher each finished with 8 tackles. Bartscher added a sack and a tackle for loss.
As a team BEE had 363 total yards of offense (180 rushing, 182 passing). EPJ had 278 yards of total offense (166 rushing, 112 passing).
Through two games, BEE has outscored it's opponents 84-12. The Seahawks have 802 yards of total offense, 594 rushing & 208 passing. The defense has allowed 359 yards of total offense, 210 rushing & 149 passing.
Bodie Burnham leads the way offensively, rushing for 209 yards and a TD. Koby Kayser has rushed for 164 yards and 4 TDs. Kayser has also caught 3 passes for 49 yards. QB Kaden Klumb has completed 8-of-12 passes for 131 yards and 2 TDs while rushing for 61 yards and a TD. Eric Gustafson has caught 3 passes for 72 yards and 3 TDs.
Defensively, Rylee Schultz leads the way with 18 tackles and an interception. Kayser has 14 tackles, 2 tackles for loss and half a sack. Brooks Jansen has 12 tackles, a tackle for loss and half a sack. Josh Bartscher has 11 tackles, 2 tackles for loss and a sack.
In a game that was scoreless at the half, Sioux Valley prevailed in a 12-6 win over Tri-Valley last Friday.
Mckade Rentsch and Damian Danzeisen both scored rushing TDs for Sioux Valley, who rushed for 268 yards as a team. Jaxton Schiller ran for 99 yards on 13 carries. Rentsch rushed for 48 yards on 10 carries. QB Parker Puetz completed 3-of-4 passes for 13 yards and rushed for 59 yards on 17 carries.
Tri-Valley's only TD came on a 4 yard TD pass from Mason Mathieu to Cheston Fowlds in the fourth quarter. Tri-Valley was held to just 42 yards rushing in the loss.
Sioux Valley comes into this game with a record of 2-0. They beat Redfield/Doland 50-12 in the season opener and Tri-Valley 12-6 last week.
Through two games, Junior QB Parker Puetz has completed 12-of-15 passes for 222 yards and 3 TDs. It's no doubt that Puetz's top target is Senior Jaxton Schiller who has 10 receptions for 209 yards. Schiller is also the Cossacks' leading rusher with 195 yards. McKade Rentsch has rushed for 114 yards and a TD
Sioux Valley has 767 yards of total offense through 2 games, or an average of 383.5 yards per game. The Cossacks have rushed for 545 yards and passed for 222 yards.
Sioux Valley returns 9 starters on offense this year including their two offensive stars in QB Puetz and RB/WR Schiller. Puetz threw for 1,731 yards and 22 TDs in 2019 while also rushing for 311 yards and 12 TDs. Schiller rushed for 1,121 yards and had 1,022 receiving yards in 2019 with 22 total TDs.
The Seahawks hosted Sioux Valley in quarterfinal playoff action on October 31st, 2019. BEE's defense forced a 3-and-out and after a bad snap on the Sioux Valley punt, the Seahawks set up on the Cossacks' 27 yard line. Two plays later Brady Hawkins connected with Chase Arend on a 33 yard TD pass to take a quick 6-0 lead. That would be all the points BEE needed, as the defense shutout Sioux Valley in a 33-0 win.
After the quick score, SV's offense marched down the field on a 21-play, 68 yard drive that took over 10 minutes off the clock. However, the Seahawk defense clamped down inside the 5 yard line and stopped the Cossacks on 4th and goal inside the 3 yard line. The rest of the second quarter went without scoring until Hawkins capped off a 4-play, 61 yard drive with a 49 yard TD strike to Arend with under a minute remaining in the half to take a 13-0 lead into the break.
Midway through the third quarter Hawkins scored on a 10 yard run to take a 20-0 lead. Hawkins intercepted a Sioux Valley pass in the fourth and returned it 26 yards for a TD to take a 27-0 lead. A few minutes later, Grant Andrews scored on a 1 yard run, capping off a 9-play, 62 yard drive for the Seahawks, to take a 33-0 lead.
Hawkins and Jonah Hofer led the Seahawks offensively. Hawkins rushed for 55 yards on 8 carries, and completed 3-of-6 passes for 93 yards. Hofer rushed for 106 yards on 15 carries and caught 1 pass for 11 yards. Arend had 2 receptions for 82 yards.
For Sioux Valley, QB Parker Puetz completed 4-of-17 passes for 65 yards and 3 interceptions. Puetz also had a team high 90 rushing yards on 17 carries.
Andrews led the way defensively for BEE with 18 tackles. Hawkins tallied 15 tackles, a tackle for loss and 2 interceptions. Rylee Schultz added 11 tackles and a tackle for loss. Bodie Burnham also had an interception, his third of the season.
As a team, BEE had 268 yards of offense, 175 rushing and 93 passing. Sioux Valley had 188 yards of offense, 123 rushing and 65 passing. The Seahawks only ran 34 offensive plays compared to 61 for the Cossacks.
BEE is 7-1 all time against Sioux Valley, with the Seahawks outscoring the Cossacks 209-76, or an average of score of 26-10.
The Seahawks are in the midst of their longest win streak as Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan at 14 games. The longest win streak in Seahawk history spanned from 2001-2002 when Emery/Ethan won 21 straight games.
After two weeks the Seahawks continue to be ranked #2 in the South Dakota Prep Media football poll behind Winner. BEE received 2 of 22 first place votes while Winner received the other 20. McCook Centra/Montrose is ranked third, followed by Sioux Valley at 4th and St. Thomas More 5th.
In the first South Dakota Football Coaches Poll Winner is ranked 1st, receiving 21 first place votes. BEE is 2nd with 11 1st place votes. Sioux Valley, McCook Central/Montrose and St. Thomas More round out the top 5.
There are currently no attendance restrictions at Sioux Valley, however masks and social distancing are recommended. There will be areas to stand along the fence as well as seating ONLY on the track (lanes 3-8) on cureved areas of the track. If you choose this option bring your own lawn chair.
Absolutely no fans, students or parents are allowed on the field after the game.
Tonight's game will be broadcast online on the NFHS Network. No payment is required, however you will need to create an account to access the game. There is a link on the home page of this website for the online broadcast of tonight's game.
The forecast at kickoff tonight in Volga calls for sunny skies, a temperature of 75 degrees and winds out of the northwest around 10 mph.