Posted 9/26/12 (Wed)
By Neal A. Shipman
With a 52-0 shutout of the Garrison/Max Troopers on Friday night, the Watford City Wolves improved their season record to 4-1 and 3-1 in Region III play and set the stage for this Friday’s game against Stanley.
Friday night’s game will be a key game as both teams enter the contest with a 3-0 record in region play and the winner of this game, more likely than not, will emerge as the No. 1 team from Region III in the playoffs.
“This week will be a big test for us to see how we play against a very good Stanley team,” states Fred Fridley, Wolves’ head coach. “We need to have our best game.”
Stanley, the defending State Class B champion, will prove to be a very good test for the Wolves as the Blue Jays have a solid running game, as well as a strong defense that has not given up more than two touchdowns in any one game.
While Stanley will be the Wolves’ toughest opponent that they have met so far this season, the Garrison/Max Troopers may have been one of the weakest.
Watford City got on the scoreboard in the first quarter when Josh Rolfsrud scampered 15 yards for the Wolves’ first touchdown. And following a Beau Heiser PAT, the Wolves led the Troopers, 7-0, at the end of the quarter.
And that touchdown opened the floodgate of five touchdowns that Watford City would put on the scoreboard in the second quarter to put the game out of Garrison’s reach.
“The scoring in the second quarter was spread around with Josh Rolfsrud scoring twice from two and three yards out,” stated Fridley. “The other touchdowns came on short runs from Kolton Hall, Austin Garmann and Keegan Thompson.”
Heiser was three of five on PATs with the Wolves holding a very comfortable 40-0 lead at halftime.
Watford City’s reserves, according to Fridley, finished up the game for the Wolves in the second half.
Quayde Shores would tack on the Wolves’ final two touchdowns of the game as he scored on runs of two and one yard in the third and fourth quarters.
“The defense did an outstanding job giving up only eight yards rushing and 96 passing,” stated Fridley of the Wolves’ fourth win of the season.
Friday’s game against Stanley will begin at 7 p.m. at Fridley Field.
Rushing: Austin Garmann, 10-109 yards; Josh Rolfsrud, 10-77 yards; Kolton Hall, 5-37 yards; Keegan Thompson, 4-28 yards; Brandon Sandvik, 4-24 yards; Kyle Cook, 1-10 yards; Seth Indegard, 3-9 yards; Quayde Shores, 3-5 yards.
Passing: Keegan Thompson, 3-8, 60 yards.
Receiving: Tyler Bates, 1-37 yards; Brandon Stoker, 1-14 yards; Daniel Marmon, 1-9 yards.
Interceptions: Daniel Marmon, 1; Brice Brenno, 1.
Defensive Points: Dalton Wright, 45; Daniel Marmon, 44; Davis Zubke, 32; Brandon Allex, 31; Shane Jorgenson, 25; Tyler Bates, 20; Beau Heiser, 17; Joe Nelson, 18; Brice Brenno, 14; Nate Egeberg, 14; Josh Rolfsrud, 11; Brandon Taylor, 10; Logan Fettig, 6; Kelby Indergard, 5; Brandon Stoker, 5; Mitchell Liebel, 4; Kalen Hartel, 4; Josh Rockeman, 4; Casey Bellar, 3; Seth Indergard, 3.