Blue Jays cruise through first round
STANLEY - Abe Roehrich ran for 150 yards and four touchdowns, Dylan Eckert added 101 yards and two scores on the ground and Sam Footh threw for a pair of touchdowns as Stanley-Powers Lake (9-0) advanced past Grant County-Flasher 54-28 in the first round of the Class A playoffs Saturday.
GC-F (4-5) led 8-7 at one point in the first quarter, but Footh's 35-yard touchdown pass to Kale Enget and Roehrich's 3-yard run made it 20-7.
In the second quarter, Footh found Blake Harstad for a 39-yard score. Roehrich ran it in from the same distance later in the quarter.
The Blue Jays host Killdeer on Saturday in the quarterfinals.
North Star rolls over Beach
CANDO - The same three-pronged offensive attack that has devastated opponents all season came through for North Star on Saturday in a 36-8 victory over Beach.
Senior quarterback Jacob Hagler completed 19 passes for 226 yards and three touchdowns, senior receiver Daniel Grande had eight catches for 111 yards and Colton Braun added 151 rushing yards as the Bearcats (8-1) cruised to a win in the first round of the 9-man state playoffs.
Hagler threw all three of his touchdowns before Beach scored.
The Bearcats play at Region 4 No. 1 Divide County (10-0) on Saturday.
Divide County advances
CROSBY - Divide County, the top seed from Region 4, scored the game's first three touchdowns and rolled past Region 3 No. 4 St. John, 48-20, in a 9-man playoff game on Saturday.
DC sophomore Noah Knudson scored three rushing TDs and Isaac Jacobs added two more.
The Maroons (10-0) host North Star, the second seed out of Region 3, in a quarterfinal on Saturday.
Wolves fall to Heart River
WATFORD CITY - Heart River running back Seth Ewoniuk scored four touchdowns in a 28-6 victory against Watford City on Saturday to carry the Cougars to the second round of the Class A playoffs.
Leading 14-6 to start the fourth quarter, Ewoniuk ran for a 5-yard touchdown and scored on a pass from the same distance to give the No. 3 seed from Region 4 a win over the No. 2 team from Region 3.
Both squads kept the ball on the ground as Heart River (8-1) rushed for 349 yards on 55 carries and Watford City (5-4) totaled 97 yards on 34 carries. Heart River running back Cole Hecker had a game-high 165 yards on 26 carries. Ewoniuk rushed for 164 yards and three touchdowns.
Heart River plays at Hazen (7-2) on Saturday.
- Daily News Staff