Oakes Football Earns Statement Win Over Linton-HMB


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(NewsDakota.com) Since entering Class A Region I football a few years back, the Linton-HMB Lions have been the proverbial thorn in the side of the Oakes High School football team. On Friday night at Cummings Field, Oakes was able to remove said thorn and improved to 2-0 on the season, after coming up with a 19-6 victory against the Lions.

Oakes’ quarterback Bryce Meehl had a hand in scoring all three touchdowns. In the second quarter, he ran one down the near sideline 37 yards, breaking several tacklers to make the score 6-0. As time expired to end the half, Meehl hooked up with Cole Erhlin on an 18 yard strike on fourth down and 17. In the fourth, he scored on an 18 yard touchdown run along the far sideline.

Despite those scores, Linton found a way to make it a game. Brock Nagel ran a score in from two yards out on the first drive of the second half, and Linton had fourth and goal to go with 45 seconds left from the Oakes two, but was stopped in the backfield for an eight yard loss by Dalton Magill.

With the loss, Linton falls to 0-2 and 0-1 in Region I play, and Oakes now at 2-0 and 1-0 in the region heads to Fargo next Friday night to battle Fargo Oak Grove. Coverage on KDDR and NewsDakota.com starts at 6:30 with kick at 7. 

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