Midgets Roll Through Jamestown, Spoil Homecoming


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(NewsDakota.com)- Dickinson scored on their second play from scrimmage and never looked back as they ruined Jamestown’s homecoming by defeating the Jays soundly 49-6. 

The Blue Jays were forced to punt on their opening possession following a first down. Two plays later, Mike Cherwinski took off on a 57-yard scamper, untouched around the right end for the game’s first score.

Cherwinski added a second touchdown run late in the opening quarter to make it 14-0 after one. Dillon Skabo found the endzone for the first score of the second quarter, it was the first of four times the Midgets would score in the second.

Later, Cherwinski found the goaline for a third time, this one from 61-yards away. That coming off of Jamestown’s longest play of the day, when Mark Wagner hauled in a 28-yard pass before fumbling the football. Two scores; 32 seconds.

Jamestown was able to get into the end zone on a 52-yard pass play from Matt Grounds to C.J. Soulis, whose bum quad didn’t seem to bother him as he ran past the entire Midget defense.

At half, following another score from Dickinson, the Midgets led 42-6. The clock ran in the second half and mercifully ended a nightmarish evening for the Blue Jays. 

Dickinson did tack on another score, this one from 42-yards away. It was their fifth touchdown of more than 40-yards in the game.

Cherwinski finished the first half with eight carries for 172 yards and three touchdowns. Dickinson had 397 yards of total offense at the break.

Jamestown finished with 173 yards of total offense in the game, all but 26 of it coming through the air.

The Blue Jays will host Bismarck Century next Friday night at Ernie Gates Field, kick-off at 7pm. The game will be broadcast on KQDJ-AM 1400/97.1 FM and NewsDakota.com

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