Mistakes prove costly as Wolves fall to Firestorm
By Neal A. Shipman
Mistakes again proved costly to Watford City as the Wolves fell to the Williams County Firestorm on Friday.
The Firestorm dampened Watford City’s Homecoming activities as Williams County racked up 14 points in the third quarter to put the only scores on the scoreboard.
Their first touchdown was aided by two 15-yard penalties by the Wolves, and their second touchdown was an officials’ error when they gave the Firestorm a touchdown on a muffed punt.
“We surely could have played better, but our team gave a good effort,” stated Fred Fridley, Wolves’ head coach. “It seems some mistakes cost us all year, and it was no different against Williams County. Key penalties, fumbles and having poor field position were our downfall. This has been a year where it seems the mistakes have always been costly and other teams have capitalized on our errors.”
This week, the Wolves will close out their home season action as they take on New Town at 7 p.m. on Friday at Fridley Field.
“The Eagles have their best team in several years, and we need to have our players ready or it could be a tough night,” stated Fridley.
Rushing: Josh Johnson, 25-126 yards; Clay Billing, 10-47 yards; Tyler Bates, 1-15 yards; Lucas Nicholson, 4-0 yards.
Passing: Lucas Nicholson, 6 of 16 for 53 yards.
Receiving: Shawn Fulwider, 4-28 yards; Tyler Bates, 1-6 yards; Brandon Taylor, 1-9 yards.
Defensive Points: Clay Billing, 42; Shawn Fulwider, 42; Daniel Marmon, 26; Davis Zubke, 22; Jaryn Homiston, 20; Mitchell Liebel, 17; Cory Jones, 17; Logan Fettig, 17; Austin Garmann, 12; Shane Jorgenson, 11; Brice Brenno, 9; Dalton Wright, 6; Nate Egeberg, 4; Tyler Bates, 4; Gus Nelson, 3.