WATCH: First Down Friday week 8
Highlights from 12 high school football games across North Dakota and Minnesota
DAVIES OUTLASTS CENTURY IN BACK-AND-FORTH MATCHUP
FARGO - Fargo Davies used a big fourth quarter to pull away from Bismarck Century 35-20. Mason Klabo gave Davies its first lead of the game on an 84-yard touchdown connection with Ray Brown. Century answered with a Kyan Barth to William Ware touchdown pass with seven seconds left in the half. The Patriots took a 20-19 lead early in the fourth, but Davies responded and capped the game with a 55-yard touchdown reception by Oliver Lucht.
Davies hosts Bismarck Legacy next week live on WDAY Xtra and streaming on WDAY Sports+.
SOUTH DOMINATES WAHPETON FOR BOUNCE-BACK WIN
FARGO - 11A No. 4 Fargo South played a fellow 11A school for the first time in three weeks, and used an early lead to run past Wahpeton 48-13. Emmanuel Spiyee ran 14 yards for a first-quarter touchdown and Damarion Semenko sealed the game with a 96-yard run.
South finishes the regular season with a visit to Valley City. Wahpeton is back home against Turtle Mountain.
WEST FARGO PULLS AWAY FROM NORTH IN CROSS-CLASS ACTION
WEST FARGO - West Fargo and Fargo North traded scores early before West Fargo pulled away for a 42-28 victory. Cole Tiedeman got the Packers on the board first with a rushing touchdown. Peder Haugo answered with a rushing score of his own, but Tiedeman hit Payton McGregor for a touchdown in the air late in the first. West Fargo never looked back en route to a 42-28 win.
North will try to bounce back against Jamestown next week and West Fargo hosts Minot.
SHEYENNE FLEXES MUSCLES IN SHUTOUT OVER BISMARCK
BISMARCK - Top-ranked Sheyenne dominated all phases of the game in a 42-0 trouncing of Bismarck High. The Demons tried to mount a comeback down 21-0 in the second quarter, but Quinn Hafner could not convert on a fourth down. Isaac Kanega ran in a touchdown on the ensuing drive to stretch the Mustang lead.
Sheyenne rounds out the regular season with a ranked matchup against Mandan.
SHANLEY RALLIES, COMES UP SHORT IN LOSS TO MANDAN
MANDAN - In a battle of ranked 11AA squads, Mandan jumped out to an early lead and held off a rally from Shanley to win 28-21. The Braves built a 21-0 lead in the first half, before Michael Rostberg hit Adam Leininger for a quick score at the end of the second. Max Carlson hit Tahrye Frank in the third to answer and give Mandan a 28-7 advantage. The Deacons rattled off back-to-back touchdowns, capped by a Rostberg to Sam Ovsak scoring connection. However, they couldn't close the gap, falling 28-21.
Shanley has a date with St. Mary's at home on Thursday.
MOORHEAD UNABLE TO KEEP UP WITH SAUK RAPIDS-RICE
SAUK RAPIDS - Moorhead suffered its third-straight defeat on the road at Sauk Rapids-Rice 33-20. Keegan Patterson hit Andrew Harren to get Sauk Rapids on the board first. The Spuds didn't find the end zone until the third quarter, when Gavin Quade found Michael Haugo to cut the lead to 21-7. The Moorhead comeback fell short in a 33-20 loss.
Next for Moorhead is a home game against Rogers on Wednesday.
KINDRED KEEPS ROLLING, DISPATCHES E-E-K
KINDRED - 11B no. 1 Kindred picked up its 19th win in a row with a 50-13 handling of Ellendale/Edgely-Kulm. Kylan Swenson got the party started with a 10-yard touchdown on the ground. Jorgen Swenson followed it up with a 50-yard touchdown heave to Charlie Biewer. The Vikings ran away to win by 37.
Kindred awaits its playoff fate as the unbeaten top-ranked 11B team.
HILLSBORO-CENTRAL VALLEY ROLLS OVER THOMPSON
THOMPSON - Hillsboro-Central Valley started strong and kept rolling on their way to a 42-8 win over Thompson. Jake Starcevic threw an early interception to Riley Olsen to give HCV the ball early. Landon Olson scored the game's first touchdown from 13 yards out in the second quarter. Cole Hebl added another score with a rushing touchdown later in the half. It was all HCV after that with a 42-8 final.
Third-ranked Hillsboro-Central Valley finishes the regular season 8-1.
PELICAN RAPIDS HANDLES ROSEAU AT HOME
PELICAN RAPIDS - Pelican Rapids found an early rhythm and unleashed a 50-6 beatdown on Roseau. Already up 7-0, Timmy Guler hit Jack Kapenga to double the lead. Carter Johnson tacked on a one-yard touchdown on the following drive and Pelican Rapids kept its foot on the gas to ram Roseau by 44.
Pelican Rapids hits the road to face Breckenridge Wednesday.
D-G-F ROLLS THROUGH FERGUS FALLS FOR 8TH STRAIGHT WIN
Fergus Falls— D-G-F started the night looking for its 7th-straight win traveling into Fergus Falls.
The Rebels up early 7-0 when Nicholas Wall took a quick handoff for a 30-yard touchdown run.
D-G-F increased their lead to 13.
In the 2nd quarter, the ground game was working for the Rebels, Brody scored increasing the lead to 20.
The Rebels got it done on the ground and in the air as well, Owen Leach launched a high arching ball to find Wall again for his second touchdown on the day.
D-G-F wins big 47-0, and play Detroit Lakes in five days.
Fergus Falls finishes the regular season in East Grand Forks
CENTRAL KNOCKS OFF VALLEY CITY IN A DOUBLE OVERTIME THRILLER
Grand Forks– Top ranked Valley City came into the night looking to stay perfect over Grand Forks Central.
In the 1st quarter Dylan LaMont found Jack Simmers for a touchdown, to put Central up 6-0.
Bryson Heck would fire back, he found Ethan Miller for a score, to put the Hi-Liners up 7-6 in the 2nd quarter.
It took two overtime periods to decide this game, but Grand Forks Central beat top ranked Valley City 24-21.
Central travels to Devils Lake next week, and Valley City will host West Fargo.
JAMESTOWN BOUNCES BACK IN A BIG WAY AGAINST HORACE
Horace– Jamestown after losing last week looking for redemption against Horace.
Tied 6-6 in the 2nd quarter Payton Hochhalter on 3rd and long handled a high snap and scrambled for 13 yards and the first down.
The very next play Aden Braun broke free up the middle made people miss and scored a 38-yard touchdown.
Jamestown wins handily over Horace 46-12.
The Blue Jays travel to West Fargo next week, while Horace will try to get their first win against Watford City.