Section 6 9-Man Football Semifinal

Section 6 9-Man Football Semifinal

October 29, 2022 0

Recap

Section 6 9-Man Football Semifinal 2 pm Kickoff – #4 NCE/U-H @ #1 Fertile-Beltrami

Fertile, MN — The Fertile-Beltrami Falcons defeated the NCE/U-H Titans 42-8 on Saturday afternoon to advance to the Section 6 9-Man Football Championship for the third year in a row.

Looking at the final score, it’s a little hard to believe that the first half was an all out slug fest between the Falcons and Titans. It started with a punt from the Titans and then a lost fumble of Brayden Werpy of Fertile-Beltrami who lost two in the game. The Titans took advantage of the turnover scoring on a twelve yard touchdown pass from Drew Jacobson to Reed Klemetson but that would be their only score of the afternoon. Fertile-Beltrami did answer with 4:13 to go in the first half on a 31 yard touchdown run by Brayden Werpy and it was 8-8 at half.

The stagnant Fertile-Beltrami offense didn’t see the field in the second half until 9:40 mark thanks to an 85 yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Isaiah Wright. NCE/U-H punted the football twice and had two turnover on downs, 2 punts and an INT in the second half. The 34 unanswered points by Fertile-Beltrami thwarted them to their third consecutive Section 6 9-Man Championship appearance. Fertile-Beltrami will take a 9-0 record into the championship game against the Blackduck Drakes whom Fertile-Beltrami beat 42-12 in the regular season.

Fertile-Beltrami Falcons Stats

Rushing
Brayden Werpy 10 rushes 96 yards TD, 2 fumbles lost
Isaiah Wright 14 rushes 59 yard TD
Bryer Strem 2 carries 40 yards TD
Derek Sorenson 3 carries 35 yards
Jonah Harstad 2 carries 13 yards TD

Passing
Caiden Swenby 4-9 56 yards TD

Receiving
Brody Raan 44 yard TD Catch
Isaiah Wright 8 yard catch
Derek Sorenon 3 yard catch
Brayden Werpy 1 yard catch

NCE/U-H Titans Stats

Rushing
Cole Bentley 10 carries 57 yards
Zech Juarez 15 carries 37 yards

Passing
Drew Jacobson 5-13 85 yards TD

Receiving
Reed Klemetson 12 yard TD Catch, 19 total yards
Cole Bentley 35 yard catch
Ian Jacobson 15 yard catch
Zech Juarez 6 yard catch

Results

TeamTOutcome
Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal8Loss
Fertile-Beltrami42Win