Wolves improve to 7-0 with big win over Grant County
By Neal A. Shipman
Watford City kept its winning streak alive and extended its shut out streak to three games as the Wolves rolled over Grant County 46-0 on Friday.
Seven different Watford players scored touchdowns, while the Wolves’ defense had four interceptions en route to the win which kept Watford City on top of Region IV.
“The score may look like an easy game, but we needed to work for everything we got,” stated Fred Fridley, Wolves’ head coach. “Grant County came out and played a physical game. Our team responded and it was a hard-hitting game.”
Nick Liebel got the Wolves on the scoreboard in the first quarter on a 14-yard interception with Kalin Mogen kicking the PAT.
In the second quarter, Brady Lund and Trey Jacobson both scored on one-yard runs with Mogen kicking one PAT to put the Wolves on top 20-0 at halftime.
Watford City opened the second half scoring on its first possession as Jacobson ran in from eight yards out.
After a three and out, Grant County was forced to punt from their 25 yard line. Shawn Fulwider blocked the punt at the 12 yard line and recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchdown.
Brady Lund then intercepted a Storm pass that set up Karson Knudtson’s 14-yard touchdown run for the Wolves’ third score in the third quarter. Mogen kicked two PATs and the Wolves led 40-0 after three quarters.
With the reserves in and after a Sterling Ross interception, Josh Johnson broke a couple of tackles and ran 80 yards for a touchdown.
The Wolves’ defense kept the Storm out of the end zone for Watford City’s third straight shutout and the 46-0 win.
Watford City will now face New Salem on Friday evening for Homecoming. The New Salem game is the last home game for the Wolves during regular season play. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
“New Salem likes to run the ball behind their big offensive line, so we need another good effort,” stated Fridley. “Another big region game is Hazen facing Killdeer for second place.”
Rushing: Brady Lund, 13-56 yards; Nolan Kalberer, 9-38 yards; Karson Knudtson, 6-33 yards; Trey Jacobson, 5-17 yards; Clay Billing, 3-25 yards; Josh Johnson, 2-80 yards; Nick Liebel, 1-12 yards.
Passing: Trey Jacobson, 8 of 13 for 172 yards.
Receiving: Nick Liebel, 5-75 yards; Shawn Fulwider, 2-40 yards; Sterling Ross, 1-15 yards; Brady Lund, 1-6 yards.
Interceptions: Nick Liebel, 1-14 yards; Brady Lund, 1-15 yards; Trey Jacobson, 1-9 yards; Sterling Ross, 1.
Defensive Points: Kalin Mogen, 29; Karson Knudtson, 23; Nolan Kalberer, 17; Clay Billing, 17; Brady Lund, 5; Austin Patten, 16; Trey Jacobson, 13; Jake Thomas, 11; Douglas Rolfson, 10; Douglas Nordby, 10; Shawn Connolly, 10; Nick Liebel, 9; Shawn Fulwider, 9; Tyler Flatland, 8; Sterling Ross, 5; Tyler Bates, 5; Austin Weckerly, 4; Kyle Brown, 3; Bradlyn Fettig, 3; Cole Rolfsrud, 1.