Wolves fall to Williston
By Titus Stenberg
Farmer Sports Writer
Last Friday night, Watford City played in their third consecutive road game and lost 40-6 to the Williston Coyotes. Turnovers ended up being the deciding factor in this matchup as Williston won the takeaway-giveaway ratio 3-0 and points off turnovers by a 20-0 margin.
“Turnovers are always costly, but even more so when your team is trying to learn how to win,” stated Watford City Head Coach Justin Johnsrud. “They feel more deflating for us than other teams. We had a big 4th down stop on Williston’s first drive inside the 5-yard line. It was a big momentum shift early in the game. Then, we turned it over to them on the very next play. And just like that its 6-0.”
The Coyotes struck first with Walker Michael scoring from two yards out. Coach Johnsrud said, “If we could have put a drive together and worked the ball down the field, that entire game could have went a completely different direction.” The Coyotes extended their lead to 13-0 with a 45-yard touchdown pass from Kadin Finders to Malachi Sik with 2:38 left in the first quarter.