OAKES(NewsDakota.com) The Northern Cass High School football team has one mission this season. Win the first playoff game in school history. The way the 2012 season has started, they’ve got a chance to do that, and with the way they hung in, and defeated the #3 team in the state on Friday night, they may have a chance to do even more down the road.
Led by a run dominating offense that saw its only pass completion go to the opposition, the Jaguars defeated the Oakes Tornadoes 14-7 at Cummings Field. Northern Cass ran the ball for roughly 290 yards, and had zero passing yards; as mentioned the only completed pass was an interception by Bryce Meehl.
Maverick Symington made a strong case for being one of the best, if not the best, running back in Region 1 with 201 yards and a touchdown. Quaterback Taylor Kyllo also scored.
“Symington is a great runner, and that team on the line has a great amount of size, and that gave us some issues tonight.” said Oakes head coach Greg Dobitz. “We don’t like to spread out on offense, but they forced our hand into that tonight, and we couldn’t make plays.”
Oakes managed to score in the third quarter on a 37 yard touchdown pass from Bryce Meehl to Cole Ehrlin in the fourth quarter, but missed a field goal attempt in the first quarter, and a chance at six points on fourth and goal as time expired in the first half.
Northern Cass improves to 3-1 and 3-0 in Region I play, while Oakes now stands at 3-1 and 2-1 in Region play. The Tornadoes hit the road next Friday evening, as they head to Steele to take on Kidder County. Coverage on KDDR AM 1220/ FM 95.9 and NewsDakota.com starts at 6:30, with kickoff at 7 p.m.
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