Top-ranked Bison run past Bombers

HAZEN – No. 1-ranked Hazen ran over Lewis & Clark-Our Redeemer’s in a Class A football quarterfinal on Saturday, winning 56-14. The defending champion Bison play at Des Lacs-Burlington on Saturday for a spot in the Dakota Bowl.

The Bombers (8-3) opened the scoring when Adam Knudsvig caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Austin Lee. The Bison (9-0) responded by scoring the next eight touchdowns, including a pair of 45-yard runs by Nate Leintz.

The senior ran for 150 yards on just seven carries. Classmate Briar Bornemann added a 25-yard touchdown run and a 50-yard punt return for a score.

L&C-OR senior tailback Mitchel White scored on a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Milnor-NS 33, North Prairie 14

GWINNER – Milnor-North Sargent scored 19 unanswered points in the fourth quarter in a 33-14 win against North Prairie in a Class A football quarterfinal on Saturday. M-NS hosts Linton-HMB on Saturday in the semifinals.

The Bulldogs (8-2) intercepted North Prairie quarterback Trevor Gottbreht twice, the second returned 50 yards for a score by Chance Noonan. M-NS also scored on Wyatt Mund’s 66-yard fumble recovery.

M-NS’ Dillon Morlock and Andrew Martinson ripped off scoring runs of 34 and 40, respectively. Martison finished with a game-high 73 yards on 11 carries.

Sean Soukup scored on an 86-yard reception from Gottbreht and ran for another for the Cougars (8-3).

Shiloh Christian 35, Divide County 12

BISMARCK – Shiloh Christian’s Blake Emmel rushed for 227 yards on 17 carries and the Skyhawks’ defense limited Divide County to 167 total yards Saturday in a 9-man football quarterfinal. Shiloh (10-0) hosts Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn on Saturday for a spot in the Dakota Bowl.

The Skyhawks jumped out to a 13-0 lead on a 50-yard run by Emmel and a 60-yard carry by James Inman less than two minutes apart. Shiloh led 18-0 at halftime.

Divide County quarterback Isaac Jacobs put the Maroons (8-3) on the board with 5:42 remaining in the third quarter, but a 95-yard touchdown run by Emmel on the Skyhawks’ next possession squashed their momentum.

Jacobs ran 29 times for 105 yards.