Created 5-Nov-14
Modified 5-Nov-14
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Shanley 41, Watford City 7
The Shanley High 'Deacons' host the Watford City 'Wolves' in the ND Class 2A football quarter final playoffs. A Saturday game with a noon kick off. A chilly but bright sunny day 44 degrees at kick off. A 24 mph wind with gusts to 39 mph and it got even windier as the game progressed. Only one pass was completed in the entire game. Shanley had the wind at their back in the first quarter. They kept the ball on the ground, and ran for three touchdowns. It was hard for Watford City to kick into this wind. In the second quarter, the 'Wolves' were kicking with the wind and Shanley failed to down the ball as it rolled to the 1-yard line before downed by WC. This was the only serious mistake the Deacons made in the game. The Deacons then marched 99-yards to the wind and the teeth of the Wolves' defense to score another touchdown with seconds left in the half to take a 27 to 0 lead. The Wolves headed to their team bus to warm up during half time. The Deacons shiver in the south end zone, warmed by their performance. Danny Stasch scores his third touchdown in the third quarter. The Deacons have the wind at their back in the fourth quarter and the coaches rotate players off the bench as the mercy rule comes into play. #28 Sean Dobbins finally sees some play time as a Cornerback. Watford City won't throw into this wind, but Quarterback #12 Keegan Thompson manages to break tackles for a 65 yard touchdown run. I like to think if Sean had been in- he would have run Keegan down. The Wolves played a good game, but the Deacons were faster and more disciplined. They also won the war at the line of scrimmage on both defense and offense. Danny got a lot of excellent lead blocks which sprang him for 190 total yards.
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Box Scores
Watford City 00 00 00 07–07
Shanley . . . . 21 06 07 07–41

S–Danny Stasch 41 yard run
S–Matt Burd 3 yard run
S–Zack Burd 3 yard run
S–Danny Stasch 4 yard run (kick failed)
S–Zack Burd 9 yard run
S–Danny Stasch 4 yard run
WC–Keegan Thompson 65 yard run

Individual Statistics
Rushing: (carries-yards)
Watford City:
#34 Dalton Wright 6-16
#32 Brandon Sandvik 3-13
#12 Keegan Thompson 17-105
#21 Daniel Marmon 5-11
#04 Bo Cook 1-2
#85 Brennan Leaming 1-9
#03 Kile Cook 2-12
#33 Jarek Hogue 1-0
Shanley:
#44 Danny Stasch 17-190
#29 Zack Burd 9-43
#39 Alex Conner 2-14
#05 Tre Fort 4-37
#06 Matt Burd 12-42
#25 Josh Johnson 2-10
#32 Kolby Johnson 2-14

Passing: (completions-attempts-touchdowns-yards)
Watford City:
#12 Keegan Thompson 0-4-0–0
Shanley:
#06 Matt Burd 1-2-0–8

Receiving: (completions-yards)
Watford City:
none
Shanley:
#20 Alex Berg 1-8

Extra Points: (completions-attempts)
Watford City:
#82 Jonathon Dunn 1-1
Shanley:
#03 Matt Wolbaum 5-6

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Category:Sports
Subcategory:Football
Subcategory Detail:High School
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