Posted 9/16/09 (Wed)
By Neal A. Shipman
Watford City continued its domination of Class A football as the Wolves won their third straight game of the 2009 season on Friday defeating the Killdeer Cowboys 42-3.
In their season home opener, Watford City’s speed on offense and defense proved to be the key to the win as the Wolves scored 42 unanswered points in the first half to take the easy win. The Wolves, who have scored 40 or more points in the first half of play in the last three games, are undefeated so far this season.
Against Killdeer, the Wolves scored 20 first quarter points and 22 second quarter points.
“Our team played their best game of the season against Killdeer,” stated Fred Fridley, Wolves’ head coach. “Our blocking up front was great and the execution overall was the way we need to become a good football team.”
Trey Jacobson connected with Adam Brenna on an 18-yard pass play to start Watford City’s scoring spree. Nick Liebel then scored on the first play of the Wolves’ second possession sweeping around right end for a 59-yard touchdown run. The Wolves’ third score of the quarter came on a Brady Lund run of 36 yards. Kalin Mogen kicked two of three PATs to give the Wolves a commanding 20-0 first quarter lead.
Watford City’s unstoppable offense kept rolling in the second quarter as Brady Lund scored on a 26-yard pass from Trey Jacobson to start the second quarter.
Jacobson added to the tally when he carried the ball 26 yards into the end zone with Lund then scoring his third touchdown of the game on a run of six yards.
Jacobson also scored a two-point conversion and Kalin Mogen kicked two of two conversions in the quarter to put the Wolves on top 42-0 at halftime.
Killdeer became the first team to score on the Wolves this season when the Cowboys kicked a 26-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.
“Our defense was as good as was our offense,” stated Fridley. “Defensively, we gave up 52 yards rushing and 44 yards passing.”
Defensive leaders for the Wolves were Adam Brenna, Cody Fisketjon, Derek Thompson and Ben Haugeberg.
Watford City’s next action will be on Friday when the Wolves host the Heart River Cougars on Friday at 7 p.m. at Fridley Field.
“Heart River is 2-1 and is a very capable football team,” states Fridley.
Rushing: Brady Lund, 14-125 yards; Nick Liebel, 59 yards; Trey Jacobson, 4-50 yards; Karson Knudtson, 4-21 yards; Kalin Mogen, 2-10 yards; Josh Johnson, 2-8 yards; Derek Thompson, 1-2 yards.
Passing: Trey Jacobson 5 of 6 for 98 yards.
Receiving: Brady Lund, 1-33 yards; Tyler Flatland, 1-25 yards; Nick Liebel, 2-14 yards; Adam Brenna 1-18 yards.
Interceptions: Trey Jacobson, 1.