KILLDEER – The Killdeer Cowboys were looking for a third straight trip to the Dakota Bowl, while the Velva/Sawyer Aggies were looking for revenge, since they had lost to the Cowboys in last year’s state semifinals.
They got their revenge with a 28 to 9 win. The game started out with the Aggies quarterback Nick Effertz finding Hunter Brabandt for a 15 yard touchdown. On the next possession for Killdeer, a costly fumble gave the Aggies great field position, and another connection from Effertz to Brabandt that made it 12 to 0.
The Cowboys continued to shoot themselves in the foot, fumbling three more times in the game, and falling behind 28 to 0 in the 2nd quarter. The Cowboys defense stiffened in the second half, but the offense couldn’t get any consistent traction, and the Aggies defense continued to play well.
Tough way to end a good season for the Cowboys, but they simply committed too many turnovers to expect to beat a good team like the Aggies. Velva/Sawyer will travel to Des Lacs-Burlington next week in the quarterfinals.
[Filed by Derek Stacklie | October, 22 2016]