For three quarters, the New Salem Holsteins could only score eight points against the Killdeer Cowboys.
Unfortunately for visiting Killdeer, the game was decided in the first quarter when the Holsteins scored 32 unanswered points on the way to a 40-0 loss.
The road loss dropped Killdeer’s record to 2-3 in Region 4 competition, while New Salem improved to 4-1 and a second place tie with Shiloh Christian in the standings.
Previously unbeaten, Shiloh Christian was mauled in Bowman County in a 34-6 blowout that left the Bulldogs alone atop the regional standings.
Killdeer’s next opponent, Dickinson Trinity, improved to 3-2 in the region with a 41-4 win over Heart River. The Titans are one game ahead of the Cowboys in the standings.
In other action, Richardton-Taylor-Hebron won its first game of the season, beating Southern McLean by a 19-13 score.
Four turnovers in the first quarter enabled the hosting Holsteins to build a quick lead in the first quarter.