Wolves blow out Lewis & Clark
By Neal A. Shipman
Watford City kept its winning streak intact as the Wolves dominated Lewis & Clark/Our Redeemers 47-0 in the first round of the Class A football playoffs last Saturday. Watford City, which is 10-0 on the season, will host Killdeer in the quarterfinals at 2 p.m. on Oct. 30 at Fridley Field.
Killdeer advanced to the semifinals defeating Harvey 24-22.
The Wolves were dominating both on offense and defense against Lewis & Clark rolling up a total of 490 yards on offense while giving up 149 yards.
Watford City scored on every possession in the first half rolling up a 37-0 halftime lead. Trey Jacobson scored the first touchdown on a one- yard sneak, and then on the next possession, Jacobson found Shawn Fulwider on a 36-yard pass play. The last score of the first quarter came on a Kalin Mogen 24-yard field goal to put the Wolves on top 17-0 after one quarter.
In the second quarter Nolan Kalberer, who led the Wolves in rushing with 92 yards, scored on a six-yard run. Jacobson then threw touchdown passes of 43 and 30 yards to Brady Lund and Fulwider. Fulwider made a nice over-the-shoulder catch in full stride with a defender right on him to close out the first half scoring and a 37-0 halftime advantage.
Brady Lund added Watford City’s lone score in the third quarter as he capped off a three-play 62-yard march to the end zone on a 10-yard run.
In the fourth quarter, Kalin Mogen kicked his second field goal of the game connecting from 42 yards out. Mogen also kicked five of six PATs.
“We played well on both sides of the ball,” stated Fred Fridley, Wolves’ head coach. “Now we must carry this momentum to the next game. We play a very good Killdeer team that knocked off the No. 5-rated team in the state and are on a roll of their own. Killdeer is averaging over 30 points a game, so we need a big day from our defense.”
Rushing: Nolan Kalberer, 9-92 yards; Brady Lund, 8-78 yards; Karson Knudtson, 7-59 yards; Nick Liebel, 1-24 yards; Trey Jacobson, 3-26 yards; Austin Garmann, 3-3 yards; Josh Johnson, 2-2 yards; Lucas Nicholson, 2-1 yards.
Passing: Trey Jacobson, 9 of 15 for 182 yards.
Receiving: Shawn Fulwider, 3-85 yards; Brady Lund, 2-50 yards; Tyler Flatland, 2-26 yards; Nick Liebel, 1-14 yards; Nolan Kalberer, 1-10 yards.
Interceptions: Karson Knudtson, 1-8 yards; Tyler Flatland, 1-2 yards.
Fumble Recovery: Cole Rolfsrud, 1.
Defensive Points: Douglas Nordby, 32; Karson Knudtson, 31; Tyler Flatland 30; Trey Jacobson, 27; Shawn Fulwider, 20; Nick Liebel, 16; Kalin Mogen, 15; Nolan Kalberer, 15; Cole Rolfsrud, 8; Douglas Rolfson, 5; Jake Thomas, 5; Tyler Bates, 5; Shawn Connolly, 5; Austin Weckerly, 4; Ryan Monsen, 3; Brady Lund, 2; Paul Martin, 1.