Hettinger-Scranton and Mott-Regent-New England withdraw from playoff at 9
October 24 – There were a pair of 9-player playoff games on Saturday afternoon, with the Hettinger-Scranton Night Hawks welcoming Grant / County Flasher after a week off, and Mott-Regent-New England heading to New Salem to face the Holsteins after their big win over Napoleon last week.
Grant-Flasher County 30, Hettinger-Scranton 0
These two met on September 10, with the Night Hawks winning 44-22. This time around, it was the Storm who took control of the game and ended Hettinger-Scranton’s season. It was by far the lowest points total for the Night Hawks of the season as they couldn’t generate any infractions.
“They came out and won the line of scrimmage,” Hettinger / Scranton head coach Jason LeFebre said. “They’re a super physical, well-disciplined football team. They tackled, I didn’t see too many misses, thanks to their kids and the coaching staff. They did a good job. and it’s a tough football team. “
Grant County / Flasher held a 16-0 lead and balanced it with two more touchdowns in the second half. It was a disappointing end to the season for Hettinger / Scranton, one which saw them achieve success for the first time in quite a while.
“It’s not the end of the storybook we want,” Lefebre said. “We preached all week on the legacy and leave it behind. Our seven elders have much to be proud of. At the end there were tears in the group, they left it all behind … a victory this season there is nothing to hang on to. “
The Storm will take on LaMoure / LML next week.
New Salem-Almont 42, Mott-Regent-New England 14
It was always going to be difficult for the Wildfires to repeat their offensive outing from last week, where they had hung 66 on Napoleon. They faced one of North Dakota’s top 9-a-side football teams in New Salem-Almont, the second seed in the playoffs.
Mott-Regent-New England held on and lost just 12-6 at halftime, but scored on his first two possessions of the second half to bring the score to 28-6 and put pressure on the Wildfire.
But the visitors never returned to the game and fell to the Holsteins for the second time in four weeks. Their playoff run ends in the second round, as New Salem-Almont advance to the quarter-finals to face Divide County.