West Fargo Sheyenne captured its first state football title in program history with a 27-7 win over West Fargo in the Class 11AA state championship last Saturday.

The Mustangs broke through after losing to Bismarck Century in the 2019 and 2020 Dakota Bowl games and completed their first perfect season in school history. Senior fullback Josh Henricks ran for 238 yards and three touchdowns on 39 carries as the Mustangs racked up 324 rushing yards.

After a scoreless first quarter, Henricks gave Sheyenne a 14-0 halftime lead with touchdown runs of 6 and 3 yards.

Peyton Jantzi threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Carson Hegerle to cut Sheyenne’s lead on the first drive of the second half. The Mustangs answered right back with a 3-yard scamper by Henricks. Sheyenne’s three-year starting quarterback Grant Warkenthien punched in the final score of the night on a 2-yard run.

The Packers finished the season at 9-3.

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West Fargo Sheyenne's Race Wilson is tripped up by West Fargo's Aaron Magnell during the North Dakota 11AA title game at the Fargodome on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
West Fargo Sheyenne's Race Wilson is tripped up by West Fargo's Aaron Magnell during the North Dakota 11AA title game at the Fargodome on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

West Fargo Sheyenne's Karter Menz throws down West Fargo's Dorien Tarley during the North Dakota 11AA title game at the Fargodome on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
West Fargo Sheyenne's Karter Menz throws down West Fargo's Dorien Tarley during the North Dakota 11AA title game at the Fargodome on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

 West Fargo's Carson Hegerle hauls in a reception against West Fargo Sheyenne during the North Dakota 11AA title game at the Fargodome on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
West Fargo's Carson Hegerle hauls in a reception against West Fargo Sheyenne during the North Dakota 11AA title game at the Fargodome on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

West Fargo Sheyenne's Tate Gustafson intercepts a pass intended for West Fargo's Carson Hegerle during the North Dakota 11AA title game at the Fargodome on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
West Fargo Sheyenne's Tate Gustafson intercepts a pass intended for West Fargo's Carson Hegerle during the North Dakota 11AA title game at the Fargodome on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

West Fargo's Parker Nelson carries against West Fargo Sheyenne's Tate Gustafson during the North Dakota 11AA title game at the Fargodome on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
West Fargo's Parker Nelson carries against West Fargo Sheyenne's Tate Gustafson during the North Dakota 11AA title game at the Fargodome on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

West Fargo Sheyenne quarterback Grant Warkenthien congratulates teammate Josh Henricks on his performance against West Fargo at the close of the North Dakota 11AA title game at the Fargodome on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
West Fargo Sheyenne quarterback Grant Warkenthien congratulates teammate Josh Henricks on his performance against West Fargo at the close of the North Dakota 11AA title game at the Fargodome on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

West Fargo Sheyenne's Grant Warkenthien fires a pass against West Fargo during the North Dakota 11AA title game at the Fargodome on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
West Fargo Sheyenne's Grant Warkenthien fires a pass against West Fargo during the North Dakota 11AA title game at the Fargodome on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. David Samson / The Forum