As the Mott-Regent coaches and football players boarded the bus and began their journey north last Friday morning they might have had revenge in their hearts and on their minds, but realized that they were going to face a very formidable opponent.
Posted October 12, 2012
Last year Divide County had defeated the Wildfire and ended their season with an embarrassing score of 70-30 in the second round of the 9-man playoffs. This year, the Maroons are undefeated and ranked fifth in the state,
Although the Wildfire scored first in the contest when Tyler Zentner caught a pass from Taylor Zentner and went 16 yards for the touchdown, the Maroons scored the next 36 and Divide County cruised to the 64-20 victory. Taylor completed 11 of his 26 passes for 129 yards and a touchdown and one interception. Tyler completed one of six passes for nine yards and one interception.
Jonah Honeyman had the most catches with five for a total of 50 yards, Tyler had four catches for 66 yards, Jacob Greff caught two passes for 13 yards and Freshman Brodie Ambers caught one pass for nine yards.
The Wildfire rushed for 119 total yards in the contest led by Junior Ben Friedt six rushes for 48 yards. Tyler rushed six times for 30 yards, freshman Brett Messmer also had six rushes for 26 yards and a touchdown. Taylor rushed eight times for 10 yards and Jacob Greff had two touches for five yards. Mott-Regent fumbled four times and loss three.
Defensively, the Wildfire were led by Taylor with seven solo tackles and two assists for nine total points followed closely by Jonah and Jacob with eight each. Brett had six, Ben was credited five, Noah Blickensderfer had two solos and two assists for four, and junior Ruben Tidey and sophomore Andrew Meier had three each. Getting one tackle each were senior Mark Steiner, junior James Warner, freshman Brodie Ambers, freshman Reed Hintz and junior Jon Friedt.
Ben Friedt was credited with one sack and Tyler blocked a field goal attempt. Freshman Chance Roth, Mark Steiner and Jonah Honeyman each recovered a fumble for zero yards. Taylor punted three times for 35 total yards and James Warner had four kickoffs for 125 yards. Taylor took four kickoffs and returned the football 129 yards, one for 89 yards and a touchdown. Jacob took two for 24 yards and freshman Chance Roth took one and returned it ten yards.
M-R 6 6 0 8 20
DC 28 30 6 0 64
First Quarter Summary:
M/R Tyler Zentner 16 yd. pass from Taylor Zentner; PAT-Pass failed
DC Isaac Jacobs 64 yd. run; PAT-Run failed
DC Bennett Lystad 7 yd. pass from Lance Knutson; PAT-Run failed
DC Isaac Jacobs 20 yd. run; PAT-Isaac Jacobs pass from Lance Knutson
DC Lance Knudson 55 yd. run; PAT-Isaac Jacobs run
Second Quarter Summary:
DC Isaac Jacobs 63 yd. run; PAT-Lance Knutson run
M/R Taylor Zentner 89 yd. KOR; PAT-Pass failed
DC Isaac Jacobs 54 yd. run; PAT-Chase Jacobson run
DC Isaac Jacobs 23 yd. pass from Lance Knutson; PAT-Pass complete
DC Taylor Elsbernd 9 yd. run; PAT-Kick failed
Third Quarter Summary:
DC Evan Eriksmoen 5 yd. run; PAT-Kick failed
Fourth Quarter Summary:
M/R Brett Messmer 2 yd. run; PAT-Ben Friedt run