Wildfire lose first game of season

Mott-Regent dropped their first game of the season against the Raiders of Richardton-Taylor-Hebron. The Wildfire traveled to the Raiders’ home field on Friday, Sept. 9, and after a late charge fell 30-22

By COLE BENZ | Herald Editor
cbenz@countrymedia.net

 

Mott-Regent dropped their first game of the season against the Raiders of Richardton-Taylor-Hebron. The Wildfire traveled to the Raiders’ home field on Friday, Sept. 9, and after a late charge fell 30-22.

The Wildfire had to dig themselves out of a hole early after the Raiders scored twice in the first quarter. Mott-Regent’s normally potent offense couldn’t muster up a score, and headed into the second quarter in a 16-0 deficit.

Josh Wallace got the Wildfire on the board early in the second quarter with a 1-yard run. Cody Perkins caught a pass from Brady Wegh to convert the two-point play.

The Raiders struck again though, with a 1-yard run by Brendan Butterfield. It was Butterfield’s second score of the game.

The Wildfire did most of their damage in the third quarter. Wegh hit Hunter Crist for a 39-yard touchdown pass to inch Mott-Regent closer. Wallace crossed the goal line on the ground to complete the 2-point conversion. Wallace had another rushing touchdown late in the quarter, but they failed to score on the 2-point conversion.

Sandwiched in between the two Wildfire scores was a 77-yard kick off return by Owen Voigt. The Raiders rushed for the two-point conversion.

Both defenses came to play in the final quarter as both teams were held without a score, and the Raiders secured the victory.

Wallace rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries. Christ carried the ball four times for 38 yards and Wegh added another 28 yards on six carries.

Wegh went 3-for-10 with 56 yards in the air. He also had one interception and one touchdown. Wallace also got in on the passing game with 39 yards on two completions on four attempts.

The Wildfire do not play next week and will try to get back on track against New Salem/Glen Ullin on Friday, Sept. 23 in New Salem. New Salem/Glen Ullin beat the Mandan junior varsity team 46-12 on Friday, Sept. 9 and will face off against Beach at home on Friday, Sept. 16.

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