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Seahawks

Last Week

The Seahawks hosted the Golddiggers of Lead-Deadwood in first round playoff action last week and rolled to a 53-0 win in a game that was ended early in the fourth quarter due to the mercy rule.

Lead-Deadwood received the opening kickoff and fumbled on their very first play. BEE took advantage of the short field position and scored 6 plays later on a 4 yard run by Bodie Burnham. After forcing a L-D punt on the next drive, BEE drove 54 yards in 6 plays and Burnham scored his second rushing TD of the night on a 15 yard run midway through the opening quarter. After a turnover on downs, the Seahawks scored on a 21 yard run by Koby Kayser and led 20-0 after one quarter.

The Seahawks defense held strong in the second quarter, not allowing Lead-Deadwood to cross the 50 yard line. BEE scored three times in the second quarter. A 1 yard run by Kayser, a 25 yard run by Burnham, and a 1 yard rum by Kaden Klumb gave the Seahawks a 40-0 lead at the half.

Kayser added a 5 yard TD run in the third quarter and Clay Hohn capped off the scoring with a 1 yard TD run in the fourth.

Burnham led BEE with 154 rushing yards on 11 carries. Kayser rushed for 89 yards on 13 attempts. Klumb completed 2-of-3 passes for 34 yards.

For the Golddiggers, Rocke Rainey carried the ball 8 times for 25 yards and completed 3-of-15 passes for 9 yards.

Defensively for the Seahawks, Brandon Jansen led with 7 tackles. Eric Gustafson tallied 6 tackles and a tackle for loss. Rylee Schultz chipped in 6 tackles.

BEE had 350 yards of offense (316 rushing, 34 passing), and held Lead-Deadwood to 43 yards of offense (34 rushing, 9 passing). The Seahawks had 18 first downs compared to only 2 for the Golddiggers.

This Season

Through nine games, BEE has outscored it's opponents 301-46, or an average of 44.6-5.1 points per game. The Seahawks have 3,317 yards of total offense (368.6 per game), 2,545 rushing (282.8 per game) & 772 passing (85.8 per game). The defense has allowed 1,462 yards of total offense (162.4 per game), 681 rushing (75.7 per game) & 781 passing (86.8 per game).

Kayser leads the way offensively with 990 yards rushing and 16 TDs and has 7 receptions for 156 yards and 2 scores. Kayser also has a punt, kick and interception return for TD this season. Burnham is averaging 9.6 yards per carry and has rushed for 784 yards and 9 TDs. Burnham has caught 4 passes for 133 yards and a score. Klumb has completed 22-of-39 passes for 482 yards and 11 TDs. Gustafson has 8 receptions for 224 yards and 7 TDs. Schultz has caught 6 passes for 155 yards and 4 TDs.

Defensively, Schultz leads the way with 67 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 4 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries and a blocked punt. Brandon Jansen is next with 5 tackles, 7 tackles for loss and 3 sacks. Kayser has tallied 48 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 2 interceptions and a fumble recovery. Burnham has 5 interceptions, which is one short of the record of 6 set by Sawyer Schultz in 2018.

W/WS/SC

Last Week

The Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central Blackhawks opened up playoff action last Friday as the seventh seed and hosted tenth seeded Sisseton in Wessington Springs. The Blackhawks led 12-0 at the half and rolled to a 33-0 win.

For the Blackhawks, Clay Olinger rushed for 112 yards on 18 carries. Tryce Slykuis completed 4-of-6 passes for 72 yards and rushed for 67 yards and a TD. Carter Grohs rushed for 46 yards on 13 carries and 3 TDs to pace the Blackhawks who had 339 yards of offense.

Sisseton's Anthony Tchida completed 16-of-33 passes for 134 yards and rushed for 85 yards. Tchida also intercepted 3 Blackhawk passes.

This Season

W/WS/SC comes into this quarterfinal playoff match-up with a 7-2 record. Their wins have come against Chamberlain twice, Garretson, Stanley County, Wagner, Aberdeen Roncalli and Sisseton in the opening round of the playoffs. The Blackhawks two losses have come to #1 11B Winner and #2 11A Canton.

Opponent

Aug 21

Aug 28

Sep 04

Sep 11

Sep 18

Oct 02

Oct 09

Oct 16

Chamberlain

Garretson

Winner

Stanley County

Wagner

Canton

Chamberlain

Aberdeen Roncalli

Result
Opponent W-L

W 14-0

W 20-3

L 6-38

W 27-6

W 27-6

L 2-27

W 19-0

W 55-6

2-6

2-7

8-0

5-3

1-4

6-2

2-6

3-5

Playoffs

Oct 23

Sisseton

W 33-0

5-4

The Blackhawks are averaging 22.56 points per game and allowing 9.56 points per game. Slykuis has 9 total TDs on the season for W/WS/SC (3 passing & 6 rushing). Olinger leads the rushing attack with 722 yards and 6 TDs. The Blackhawks last made the playoffs two years ago in 2018 where they also faced off against BEE in the first round and fell 46-0 in Bridgewater. Their last playoff win came in 2017 when the Blackhawks beat Red Cloud in the quarterfinals. They advanced to the semi-finals and fell to the eventual 11B Champion, Sioux Falls Christian, 21-7.

Previous Match-Up

The Seahawks hosted Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central in first round playoff action in 2018. BEE jumped out to a 14-0 lead after one quarter and rolled to a 46-0 win.

Jamin Arend started out the scoring with a 38 yard run, followed by a 25 yard TD pass from Brady Hawkins to Sawyer Schultz to give the Seahawks a 14-0 lead. Jonah Hofer hauled in a 23 yard TD pass from Hawkins to open up the second quarter. Arend scored the next two TDs for BEE, a 23 yard pass from Hawkins and a 2 yard run. The first half scoring was capped off with a 12 yard TD pass from Hawkins to Hofer to give BEE a 40-0 lead into the half. Grant Andrews scored on a 3 yard run in the third quarter.

Hawkins led BEE, completing 12-of-14 passes for 223 yards and 4 TDs while rushing for 48 yards. Arend rushed for 50 yards on 8 carries and caught 2 passes for 42 yards. Schultz caught 6 passes for 99 yards and Hofer caught 4 passes for 82 yards.

Carter Dye led the defensive shutout for BEE, with 12 tackles, 2 sacks and 2 tackles for loss. Hawkins chipped in 10 tackles.

Alex Wormstadt led the Blackhawks rushing attack with just 18 yards on 8 carries. Landon Wolter completed 1-of-6 passes and threw 3 interceptions in the loss.

BEE had 357 yards of offense (134 rushing, 223 passing) and held the Blackhawks to just 18 yards (12 rushing, 6 passing).

Game Bits

  • Since both teams have moved up to 11-man BEE is 3-0 against the Blackhawks, outscoring them 120-0. The Seahawks have averaged 303 yards rushing and 98 yards passing per game in those 3 contests for 401 yards per game. BEE's defense has been stout against W/WS/SC, allowing only 81 rushing yards and 37 passing yards for a total of 118 yards per game.
     

  • The Seahawks are riding a 20 game home winning streak dating back to 2017. Since moving up to 11-man BEE is 27-2 in Bridgewater, outscoring their opponents a combined 1,050-130, or an average score of 36-4. The Seahawks have held their opponents to 7 points or less in 25 of those 29 games.
     

  • The Seahawks currently have their longest win streak as Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan at 21 games. Last week's win over Lead-Deadwood tied the longest win streak in Seahawk history which spanned from 2001-2002 when Emery/Ethan won 21 straight games.
     

  • With a win tonight the Seahawks would host the winner of Mobridge-Pollack vs St. Thomas More next Friday, November 6th. ​

  • The forecast at kickoff tonight in Bridgewater calls for mostly clear skies with a temperature of 35 degrees and winds out of the south around 10.

  • Tonight's game will be broadcast on KOOL 98.3 FM and Q107.3 FM, as well as a live video stream on the Bridgewater-Emery YouTube channel. Links for radio and livestream are posted on the home page.

Playoff Match-Ups

1st Round
Thursday, Oct 22
Quarterfinals
Thursday, Oct 29
Semifinals
Friday, Nov 6
11B Championship
TBD
6pm CT - Winner
6pm CT - Fort Pierre
7pm CT - Volga
6:30pm CT - Elk Point
6pm CT - Bridgewater
Friday 5pm CT - Wess. Springs
Friday 5pm MT - Rapid City
**Clicking on the higher seeded team will take you to live stream of game**
6pm CT - Mobridge
40
0
14
22
56
6
27
12
53
0
33
0
54
0
37
0
6pm CT - Winner
7pm CT - Volga
7pm CT - Bridgewater
5:30pm CT - Mobridge

Bridgewater-Emery

Ethan

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