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Seahawks

Last Week

After multiple turnovers in the first half by both teams, the Seahawks were able to pull away in the third quarter to defeat Parker, 20-2. 

The first 3 drives of the game ended in turnovers. Parker fumbled on the opening drive of the game, BEE fumbled on their second offensive play, and Parker threw an interception just two plays later. Then the Seahawks put together their only successful drive of the first half. Using a mixture of run & pass, BEE went 42 yards in 6 plays and scored on a 20 yard TD pass from Macklen Weber to Sutton Arend to take a 6-0 lead with 7:58 left in the opening quarter. That score would hold until late in the second quarter. After forcing a turnover on downs stopped the Pheasants on BEE's 16 yard line, the Seahawks committed a penalty that backed them up closer to their own end zone. The next play Riley Endres fumbled the handoff and later recovered in the end zone to give Parker a safety. BEE led 6-2 at the half.

After a three-and-out by the Seahawk offense to start the second half, Parker fumbled inside their own 10 yard line and BEE recovered. Endres scored on a 4 yard TD run 4 plays later and the Seahawks led 12-2 with 7:39 left in the 3rd quarter. BEE forced a punt on the Pheasants ensuing drive and put together their best drive of the night, going 69 yards in 10 plays and scoring on an 8 yard run by Endres to take a 20-2 lead with 1:26 left in the 3rd. Parker threatened to get on the board on their next drive, taking up most of the fourth quarter and getting all the way down to the Seahawk 1 yard line before getting stopped. The Seahawks offense took over and ran out the clock.

Macklen Weber led the way for BEE, completing 3-of-5 passes for 45 yards and a TD, while also rushing for 66 yards. Endres scored 2 rushing TDs, but had a tough day on the ground, rushing for 23 yards on 17 carries. Sutton Arend had 2 receptions for 37 yards and a TD.

Defensively, Korbyn Kayser led the way with 9 tackles, a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery. Aguer VanSickle added 7 tackles and 2 tackles for loss. Aaron Horvath also had 7 tackles and a tackle for loss. Drake Gustafson and Jason Zeeb added 6 tackles each. Taite Klumb and Kean Stevenson each intercepted passes and Kody Klumb had a fumble recovery as the Seahawks forced 4 Pheasant turnovers in the win.

For Parker, Ray Travnicek completed 6-of-10 passes for 61 yards and rushed for 31 yards on 15 carries.

The Seahawks had 173 yards of total offense (128 rushing, 45 passing) and held Parker to 100 yards of offense (39 rushing, 61 passing).

Parker falls to 0-4 on the season.

This Season

The Seahawks are 4-0 at the midway point of the year and have outscored their opponents 112-15. All 15 points allowed were given up in the 2nd quarter. BEE's first four opponents have a combined record of 3-13, however the schedule will get much tougher the remainder of the season. Sioux Valley comes in with a 3-1 record and the remainder of the schedule has games against teams that are all currently unbeaten (Winner 4-0, McCook Central Montrose 4-0, and Elk Point-Jefferson, 3-0).

Riley Endres is leading the way so far this season, rushing for 427 yards and 8 TDs. Endres also has 3 receptions for 3 yards and a score. Macklen Weber has carried the ball 23 times for 136 yards and a TD. The sophomore has completed 6-of-12 passes for 104 yards and 2 TDs. Sutton Arend has 8 receptions for 221 yards and a TD.

Defensively, Aaron Horvath leads the way with 27 tackles, a tackle for loss and an interception. Jason Zeeb is next with 24 tackles and 2 tackles for loss. Kean Stevenson is third with 23 tackles and an interception. Aguer VanSickle has 22 tackles, 5 tackles for loss and 2 tackes. And Korbyn Kayser rounds out the top 5 with 21 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, a sack and a fumble recovery.

The Seahawks are averaging 265 yards per game, 183 rushing and 82 passing. BEE's opponents are averaging 109.3 yards per game, 56 rushing and 53.3 passing.

Sioux Valley

Last Week

The Cossacks traveled to Hill City and came away with a 55-18 win. Donovan Rose had a big game for Sioux Valley, rushing for 141 yards and 3 rushing TDs. The sophomore had a kickoff return TD of 87 yards and rushed for scores from 4, 14, and 65 yards. Boden Schiller, Lane Liebsch, Brock Christopherson and Hudsyn Ruesink each had rushing TDs. Schiller finished with 103 yards rushing. The Cossacks led 41-6 at the half. Sioux Valley had 372 rushing yards and threw for 54 yards for a total of 426 yards of offense in the win. Hill City managed 205 yards of offense, 138 rushing and 67 passing.

This Season

Sioux Valley comes into this week 5 match-up with a 3-1 record. The Cossacks started off the season with a 34-14 win over Jim River. The following week they picked up a 35-12 win over Sisseton led by Boden Schiller who rushed for 88 yards and 2 TDs. The Cossacks ran into a buzz-saw week 3, as they took on a very good Elk Point-Jefferson team and fell 50-0 in a game that was ended at halftime due to the mercy rule. Sioux Valley ended the game with -10 yards of offense while the Huskies racked up 450 yards. The Cossacks bounced back last week with a 55-18 win over Hill City.

After this week, the Cossacks have games against McCook Central/Montrose (4-0), Baltic (0-4), and travel to Flandreau (2-2) in the regular season finale.

Last Match-Up

The Seahawks were able to dominate the time of possession and come away with a 21-8 win over Sioux Valley in the 11B Semi-Finals last season in Volga.

BEE received the games opening kickoff and put together a drive for the ages that took up nearly the entire first quarter. The drive, which started on their own 42 yard line, included three 3rd-down conversions and two 4th-down conversions. The highlight play of the drive happened on Sioux Valley's 22 yard line. Facing a 3rd and 17, Kaden Klumb dropped back to pass and threaded a needle to Jay Storm down the seam for 19 yards and 1st down. The 19 play drive was capped off when Klumb completed a 3 yard TD pass to Sam Hofer on 4th and goal. BEE led 7-0 after one quarter.

Sioux Valley took their first possession of the game and answered back quickly to the Seahawks opening drive. It took just six plays for the Cossacks' Parker Puetz to score on a 4 yard run and BEE trailed 8-7 with 8:36 left in the half. BEE answered back with another long methodical drive, going 41 yards in 16 plays, but the drive stalled and the Seahawks turned it over on downs to the Cossacks with just 27 seconds remaining in the half. Sioux Valley was able to get to the BEE 37 yard line and Puetz threw an incomplete pass in the end zone as time expired in the first half.

The Seahawk defense forced a three-and-out by Sioux Valley to start the second half and took over on their own 44 yard line. BEE gave the Cossacks a heavy dose of Koby Kayser who accounted for 36 rushing yards on the drive. Then, on a 3rd and 11 from the Cossack 24 yard line, Klumb connected with Hofer once again for a TD pass to put BEE up 15-8 after the 2 point conversion with 3:45 left in the third quarter. 

Sioux Valley put together another strong drive offensively and looked like they might have a chance to tie the game as it took the Cossacks only 6 plays to get to the Seahawk 25 yard line as time expired in the third quarter. The first play of the fourth Puetz dropped back to pass and rolled out to his left when BEE's Hunter Bailey strip-sacked the QB. The Seahawk's Jaden Eddy recovered the fumble, giving BEE a chance to put the game away. And put the game away is what they did. Kayser carried the ball 9 times for 61 yards on the ensuing drive to get down to the 1 yard line where Klumb snuck in to take a 21-8 lead with just 4:10 remaining. The scoring drive lasted nearly 8 minutes. Klumb intercepted a Puetz pass on 3rd and long on the next drive to put the game away.

Kayser led the Seahawks with 193 yards on a new Seahawk single game record of 37 carries. Koby beat the previous record by just one carry which was held by Cole Gassman against Sioux Valley in 2016. Klumb completed 4-of-8 passes for 48 yards and 2 scores. Hofer caught 2 passes, both TDs, for 27 yards.

Klumb led the way defensively with 6 tackles and an interception. Hunter Bailey tallied 5 tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss and a forced fumble. Kayser had 3 tackles and Jaden Eddy had 2 tackles and a fumble recovery.

For Sioux Valley, Puetz rushed for 79 yards on 11 carries and completed 5-of-14 passes for 71 yards.

BEE had 267 total yards of offense (219 rushing, 48 passing), and held a powerful Sioux Valley offense to just 158 total yards (87 rushing, 71 passing). The Seahawks dominated the time of possession in the game, 37:36 to just 10:34. BEE ran 61 offensive plays to just 28 for the Cossacks.

The Seahawks racked up over 500 yards of offense in a 52-14 win over Mt. Vernon in 2011. Kendall Lindeman carried the ball 9 times for 243 yards and 3 TDs while Anthony Huber rushed for 199 yards and 3 TDs on 7 carries. Huber also racked up 21 tackles and Ryan Hanks had 18 tackles and a sack for BEE. The Seahawks had 517 yards of total offense (514 rushing, 3 passing) and Mt. Vernon had 323 yards of offense (321 rushing, 2 passing).

This Day in Seahawk History

Game Bits

  • BEE is 10-1 all time against Sioux Valley, with the Seahawks outscoring the Cossacks 271-112, or an average of score of 25-10. The Seahawks have won the last 7 games between the two and have not lost a game in Volga, going 5-0.
     

  • The Seahawks continue to hold onto the #2 ranking in the latest SD Prep Media Football Poll. Winner is still #1 and received all 22 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 weeks SD Football Coaches Association Poll, BEE is ranked 3rd and received 1 first place vote. Winner is #1, receiving 23 1st place votes. Elk Point-Jefferson is 2nd and received 4 1st place votes. Mt. Vernon/Plankinton is 4th followed by Aberdeen Roncalli. Teams receiving votes include McCook Central/Montrose, St. Thomas More and Sioux Valley.
     

  • Big East Conference teams in action tonight include Baltic hosting Jim River, Flandreau travels to Beresford, Parker travels to Clark/Willow Lake, and McCook Central/Montrose hosts Elk Point-Jefferson. Ranked 11B teams in action have Aberdeen Roncalli hosting Mobridge-Pollock, and on Saturday Mt. Vernon/Plankinton travels to Rapid City Christian and Winner hosts Lead-Deadwood.
     

  • Tonight's game will be broadcast online on Sioux Valley's YouTube Channel. A link for livestreaming can be found on our home page.
     

  • The forecast at kickoff tonight in Sioux Valley calls for cloudy skies with a temperature of 73 degrees and winds out of the northwest at 5-10 mph.
     

  • The Seahawks JV game against Parker last week was cancelled due to Parker not having enough players. Next action is on Monday at Sioux Valley with a 4:30 pm kickoff.
     

  • The Junior High team improved to 3-0-1 with a 36-12 win over Parker on Tuesday. Next action is on Tuesday in Bridgewater against Sioux Valley with kickoff at 4:30 pm.