MN Section 6 9-Man Football Championship

MN Section 6 9-Man Football Championship

November 3, 2022 0


MN Section 6 9-Man Football Championship (106.5 FM KRJB & 12:30 pm Kickoff – #3 Blackduck vs. #1 Fertile-Beltrami

Fargo, ND (Fargodome) — The Fertile-Beltrami Falcons are the Section 6 9-Man Football Champions for the second year in a row after beating the Blackduck Drakes 46-14.

The first two possessions of the game were drastically different for both squads. Fertile-Beltrami scored two touchdowns, one from two yards out by Isaiah Wright and another from 3 yards by Caiden Swenby. For the Blackduck Drakes, their first two drives stalled out on turnover on downs inside the Fertile-Beltrami 30 and 25 yard lines. On their third series the Drakes had to get something going on offense so they dialed up a little trickery that was a halfback pass that went 58 yards for the score. On the Falcons ensuing possession, they would punt after having the football for only 1:21. The momentum was then on the Drakes side, as they put together a 2:23 drive capped off by a 28 yard Ridge Flatness rushing touchdown and a successful two point conversion to take the lead 14-12. But that would be their only lead of the afternoon. Fertile-Beltrami would score once more on an 18 yard rushing touchdown by Brayden Werpy to go up 20-14 at the half.

In the second half, Blackduck would turn it over on downs twice, punt once, and throw two interceptions, while Fertile-Beltrami scored a touchdown on four of their five possessions to win 46-14. The Falcons remain undefeated and will play the Section 5 9-Man Champion in the State Quarterfinal Round next Thursday November 10th at Grand Rapids.

Fertile-Beltrami Falcons Stats

Isaiah Wright 17 carries 113 yds 3 TD’s
Brayden Werpy 15 carries 109 yds TD
Derek Sorenson 9 carries 50 yds TD
Caiden Swenby 4 carries 10 yds TD
Jonah Harstad 2 carries 29 yds

Caiden Swenby 3-5 90 yds TD

Brayden Werpy 1 catch 36 yds
Isaiah Wright 1 catch 25 yds
Brody Raan 1 catch 24 yds TD

Blackduck Drakes Stats

Ridge Flatness 8 carries 90 yds TD
Evan Bilinski 12 carries 36 yds
Dante Frank 12 carries 35 yds

Evan Bilinski 12-25 161 yds 2 Int
Brenna Kortuem 1-1 58 yds TD (Halfback Pass)

Bryce Frenzel 2 catches 95 yds TD
Dante Frank 5 catches 54 yds
Leo Kingbird 3 catches 51 yds
Ridge Flatness 2 catches 8 yds
Brennan Kortuem 1 catch 6 yds