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The Seahawks scored on their first 6 possessions of the game and amassed over 400 yards of offense for the second straight week in a 48-6 win over Hot Springs in first round playoff action last Thursday in Bridgewater.
BEE took the lead on the second play of the game as Koby Kayser scored on a 55 yard run. After a Sam Hofer interception halted the Bison's next drive Kayser scored once again, this time from 18 yards out, to take a 14-0 lead with 3:50 left in the opening quarter. The Seahawk defense forced a 3-and-out on Hot Springs' next possession and Kayser returned the punt inside the Bison 30 yard line. Two plays later Kaden Klumb connected with a wide open Hunter Bailey down the middle of the field on a 23 yard TD pass to make the score 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The Bison were able to put together their best offensive possession of the game to open the 2nd quarter. Driving 43 yards in 15 plays to get inside the Seahawk 30 yard line. BEE's defense was able to clamp down and forced a turnover on downs, stopping the Hot Springs drive. Just three plays later, Kayser scored his third rushing TD of the night, this time from 63 yards out. That gave BEE a 28-0 lead with 3:35 left in the half. Hofer intercepted his second pass of the night on the next Hot Springs possession. The Seahawks capped off a 6-play, 40-yard scoring drive on a 15 yard TD pass from Klumb to Sutton Arend to make the score 34-0 with just over a minute left in the half. The Bison answered back as quick as they could, taking the following kickoff 87 yards for a TD. Two plays into the Seahawks' next possession, Klumb connected with Jay Storm down the sideline on a 76 yard TD pass to make the score 34-0 as we headed into the half.
Hot Springs received the ball to start the second half but was once again forced to a quick 3-and-out. The Seahawk offense drove 65 yards in 11 plays and scored on a 5 yard run by Clay Hohn to take a 48-6 lead and the final score.
Kayser led BEE with 15 carries for 208 yards and 3 TDs. Hohn rushed for 69 yards and a TD on 13 carries. Klumb completed 3-of-4 passes for 114 yards and 3 TDs. Storm, Bailey and Arend each had a TD reception.
Defensively Hohn led the way with 9 tackles. Joe Kirby tallied 7 tackles and 2 tackles for loss. Hofer was third with 5 tackles and 2 interceptions. Jaden Eddy and Aguer VanSickle each had 5 tackles. Klumb and Storm each had a fumble recovery.
The Bison were led by Camron Maciejewski with 13 carries for 50 yards. Brynn Thompson completed 1-of-6 passes for 5 yards and rushed for 30 yards on 7 carries.
The Seahawks had 430 yards of total offense (316 rushing, 114 passing). The Bison had 106 yards of total offense (101 rushing, 5 passing). BEE forced 4 Hot Springs turnovers. The Seahawks improve to 6-3, the Bison's season comes to an end at 7-2.
Through nine games, BEE has outscored it's opponents 258-170, or an average of 28.7-18.9 points per game. The Seahawks have 2,629 yards of total offense (292.1 per game), 1,864 rushing (207.1 per game) & 765 passing (85 per game). The defense has allowed 2,468 yards of total offense (274.2 per game), 1,619 rushing (179.9 per game) & 849 passing (94.3 per game).
Koby Kayser leads the way with 1,061 yards on 130 carries and 15 rushing TDs. Kayser also has 9 receptions for 113 yards. Riley Endres has carried the ball 30 times for 284 yards and 3 TDs. Clay Hohn has 135 rushing yards and 2 TDs. QB Kaden Klumb has completed 48-of-75 passes for 765 yards and 12 TDs. Klumb has also rushed for 131 yards and 3 TDs. Sam Hofer is the leading receiver wit 10 receptions for 158 yards and 3 TDs. Endres has 10 receptions for 129 yards and 2 scores. Jay Storm has 9 receptions for 205 yards and 4 TDs.
Defensively, Klumb leads the way with 62 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 1 sack and a fumble recovery. Hohn is second with 55 tackles, a tackle for loss, an interception and a fumble recovery. Hofer is next with 47 tackles, 3 interceptions and a fumble recovery. Kayser is fourth with 45 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, a sack, an interception and a fumble recovery. Aguer VanSickle rounds out the top 5 with 42 tackles, and 3 tackles for loss.
The #2 seeded Cossacks scored 48 first half points and rolled to a 54-20 win over #15 Deuel in first round playoff action last Thursday in Volga.
Sioux Valley's McKade Rentsch scored on an eight yard run and Parker Puetz connected with Carson Christopherson for a couple first quarter TDs to take a 14-0 lead after one. Sioux Valley stretched the lead to 34-0 just over halfway through the second quarter before Deuel was finally able to get on the board to make the score 34-6. The Cossacks led 42-6 at the half.
Sioux Valley had 302 yards of total offense on the night. Puetz led the Cossacks, completing 9-of-18 passes for 156 yards and rushed for 43 yards on 8 carries. Rentsch rushed for 52 yards on 6 carries.
Sioux Valley's defense allowed only 3 yards passing and forced 2 interceptions, a blocked punt and a fumble in the win.
Sioux Valley comes into this quarterfinal round playoff match-up with a 8-1 record. Their lone loss came against BEE in the season opener. Season results:
The Cossacks have outscored opponents 341-134, or an average of 37.9-14.9.
Senior QB Parker Puetz has completed 95-of-149 passes for 1,705 yards and 17 TDs with 5 interceptions. Puetz is also the Cossacks leading rusher with 766 yards and 12 TDs. Rentsch has 342 rushing yards and 6 TDs. Damien Danziesen has over 350 rushing yards and has caught 19 passes for 582 yards and 6 TDs.
As a team, Sioux Valley has 3,603 yards of offense. They average 200.9 passing and 206.3 rushing yards per game. The Cossacks have amassed over 500 yards of offense in two games this season, 610 against Baltic and 505 against Flandreau.
The 2nd ranked Seahawks kicked off the 2021 season by hosting third ranked Sioux Valley in Bridgewater on August 20th. The battle of top 5 ranked teams lived up to it's billing as there were three lead changes in the fourth quarter. BEE was able to score late in the game and intercept a pass near the end zone as time expired to come away with the 20-16 win over the Cossacks.
The Seahawks received the opening kickoff and the early momentum when Koby Kayser returned the kick to inside the Cossacks' 30 yard line. The momentum quickly shifted back as BEE fumbled the ball away a few plays later. The Seahawk defense, however, forced a quick 3-and-out. BEE made quick work, driving 55 yards in 6 plays and scoring on a 33 yard pass from Kaden Klumb to Hunter Bailey to give the Seahawks a 7-0 lead with 6:36 left in the opening quarter. The rest of the first half was slow going for both offenses, as the teams combined to muster a total of 92 yards, and we went into the half with BEE leading 7-0.
Sioux Valley received the ball to start the second half and put together a very solid drive, amassing 78 yards over 17 plays. The 8 minute drive was capped off by a 7 yard TD pass from Parker Puetz to Carson Christopherson with 4:00 left in the third to give the Cossacks a 8-7 lead. BEE was forced to punt on the ensuing drive and it looked like Sioux Valley was prepared to tack another score on, driving 62 yards inside the BEE 30, however the Seahawk defense held strong and forced a turnover on downs.
On the second play of BEE's next possession Kayser took a handoff up the middle, squirted towards the sideline and outran Cossack defenders to score on a 76 yard run with 8:14 left in the fourth. Sioux Valley answered right back, going 69 yards in 11 plays, capped off by a 31 yard TD run by Boden Schiller to give the Cossacks a 16-13 lead with 3:24 remaining in the game. It took just 2:10 for BEE to answer back and take the lead. Klumb orchestrated a solid drive with a mix of passes and scrambling to lead BEE 62 yards in 7 plays. Klumb connected with Sam Hofer from 24 yards out to give the Seahawks a 20-16 lead with just a little over a minute remaining in the contest. The Cossacks weren't about to go down without a fight. After a BEE penalty on the return, Sioux Valley started the next drive near their own 40 and drove just short of the BEE 30. With just seconds remaining Puetz heaved a ball towards the end zone where BEE's Sutton Arend was able to come down with the jump ball, sealing the 20-16 win for BEE.
Klumb completed 4-of-7 passes for 83 yards and 2 TDs, and also rushed for 49 yards to lead BEE. Kayser totaled 104 rushing yards on 11 carries and a score. He also caught 1 pass for 16 yards. Bailey and Hofer each had a TD reception and Jay Storm caught 1 pass for 10 yards.
Defensively, BEE was led by Kayser's 14 tackles and 1 tackle for loss. Arend tallied 10 tackles, 1 tackle for loss and an interception. Klumb and Aguer VanSickle had 10 tackles each.
Puetz led Sioux Valley with 18 carries for 147 yards and completed 9-of-22 passes for 68 yards and a TD.
BEE had 251 total yards of offense (168 rushing, 83 passing) to Sioux Valley's 329 yards (261 rushing, 68 passing). The Cossacks also ran 65 offensive plays compared to only 37 for BEE.
With a win tonight the Seahawks will play the winner of #6 Aberdeen Roncalli vs #14 Beresford. BEE would travel to Aberdeen or host Beresford.
BEE is 9-1 all time against Sioux Valley, with the Seahawks outscoring the Cossacks 250-104, or an average of score of 25-10.4.
The last time the Cossacks and Seahawks met in the playoffs was in the 2019 quarterfinals. Brady Hawkins threw 2 TD passes to Chase Arend and Jonah Hofer rushed for over 100 yards in a 33-0 win over Sioux Valley.
Koby Kayser is closing in on a couple career rushing records for BEE. Kayser has 2,850 rushing yards and 42 rushing TDs in his career. Jamin Arend currently holds those records with 2,985 rushing yards and 45 rushing TDs.
The forecast at kickoff tonight in Volga at 6pm calls for mostly clear skies, a temperature of 48 degrees and winds out of the northwest at 15-20 mph.
Tonight's game will be broadcast on Sioux Valley's YouTube page. A link for live streaming is provided on our home page.