The Cowboys fall to number-one ranked Blue Jays

The day started with a broken down bus and didn’t get much better for the Killdeer Cowboys as they traveled to Stanley for a playoff football game last Saturday.

BY JOHN ABRAHAMSON

Special to the Dunn County Herald

Posted November 2, 2012

 

The day started with a broken down bus and didn’t get much better for the Killdeer Cowboys as they traveled to Stanley for a playoff football game last Saturday.

The number one ranked Blue Jays were able to use their home field and some Cowboy miscues to stop Killdeer’s winning streak at six games as they defeated their guests by a 34-0 score.

The loss dropped Killdeer to 7-4 on the season while the Blue Jays went to 11-0 on the year. Stanley will travel to Hazen to play the Bison in one state semi-final playoff game tomorrow. It was a bit of a standstill in the first quarter as neither team could score against two good defenses. Stanley was able to break the ice on a 47 yard scoring strike from Sam Footh to Blake Harstad and with the Chase Ladwig PAT Stanley had a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. It was the second quarter which downed the Cowboys.

Turnovers played a major part as the Blue Jays were able to capitalize on Cowboy fumbles and put 20 unanswered points on the scoreboard. Ladwig started the Stanley scoring with a 24-yard field goal and ended the period with another from 30. These six points were sandwiched around two Blue Jay touchdowns. Kale Enget went for 34 yards on the ground for one score while Abe Roerich scored on a 50-yard pass from Footh midway through the period. Ladwig added both conversion kicks and Killdeer was down 27-0 at halftime.

“We did a good job defensively stopping Enget early but they had a number of weapons,” assistant coach Taylor Bang said. “In the second quarter, it was a matter of us just giving them a short field too often. They are obviously a good team and took advantage of our errors.”

Neither team could muster anything on the offensive side of the ball in the third. Stanley was able to tack one more touchdown in the final frame as Roerich went over from three yards out. Another Ladwig kick added the final tally and the Blue Jays advanced with the shutout.


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