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Tigers' running game shut down in playoff loss

Waubun's defense held Nevis' offense to a season-low 273 yards, including 97 on the ground, in the Section 6 9-man football championship game last Thursday at the Fargodome.

Waubun overcame a 28-12 deficit in the fourth quarter for a 32-28 victory to repeat as section champs.

The Tigers' previous offensive lows this season were 170 rushing yards and 292 total yards in a 22-15 section semifinal win over Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal.

Jack DeWulf completed 7 of 11 passes for 176 yards with Andrew Dudley making two receptions for 100 yards. Kyle Schmidt led the ground game with seven carries for 72 yards, including a 53-yard TD run.

Jack Landquist led the defense with 13 solo tackles while DeWulf and Tucker Roehl made eight solo tackles each.

Waubun advances to state with an 11-0 record while Nevis ends the season at 10-1.

Nevis 8 8 12 0...28

Waubun 0 6 6 20...32

SCORING

N-Chase 8 pass from J. DeWulf (J. DeWulf run)

W-Bartos 7 run (pass failed)

N-Dudley 67 pass from J. DeWulf (J. DeWulf run)

N-Chase 25 pass from J. DeWulf (run failed)

W-Pe. Syverson 4 run (run failed)

N-Schmidt 53 run (pass failed)

W-Makey 4 run (run failed)

W-Pe. Syverson 1 run (pass failed)

W-Bartos 5 run (Makey pass from Pe. Syverson)

OFFENSIVE STATISTICS

RUSHING. Nevis: Schmidt 7-72, J. DeWulf 18-27, Roehl 1-0, Tinnes 2-(-2). Waubun: Pe. Syverson 19-125, Bartos 23-83.

PASSING. Nevis: J. DeWulf 7-11-2 for 176 yards. Waubun: Pe. Syverson 14-28-1 for 210 yards.

RECEIVING. Nevis: Dudley 2-100, Chase 3-39, Roehl 1-20, Henry 1-17. Waubun: Makey 7-132, Rothschadl 4-39, Heisler 3-39.

NEVIS DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

SOLO TACKLES: J. Landquist 13, J. DeWulf 8, Roehl 8, Gross 7, Schmidt 6, Henry 5, M. Landquist 4, Chase 3, Tinnes 3, Wormley 3, Queenan 3, Dudley 1, Yabandith 1.

ASSISTED TACKLES: Schmidt 5, Queenan 5, M. Landquist 4, Tinnes 4, Gross 3, J. Landquist 3, J. DeWulf 2, Wormley 2, Viet 1, Roehl 1, Dudley 1, Reese 1, Yabandith 1.

QUARTERBACK SACKS: M. Landquist 1.

INTERCEPTIONS: Schmidt 1.

FUMBLE RECOVERIES: J. Landquist 1.

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