Central Dakota Drops To Central Cass in Season Opener

COOPERSTOWN, N.D.  (NewsDakota.com)  The 2016 season kicked of Friday night for the Titans of Central Dakota on their home field, the Titans would get shut out 34-0 to the Squirrels of Central Cass.

The Titans moved the ball well in the first half as Junior Fullback Allen Contreras had eight carries for 29 yards and Junior Quarterback Mason Smith was six of nine for 43 yards, his longest pass was to Senior Rylan Briss for 15 yards.  Briss would get hurt on the play, a left knee injury, he will be evaluated on Monday.  Junior Braden Tripp ran seven times for 20 yards as well in the first half.  Central Cass would get first blood in the second quarter when Sophomore QB Jonah Leitz connected with Drew Roden for a 32-yard touchdown pass with 6:40 left.  The Squirrels had the lead at the half 7-0.

Central Cass exploded for three touchdowns in the third quarter, two rushing and one interception by Senior Linebacker Wade Berg who ran to the end-zone untouched from 35 yards out on the turnover by the Titans.  All three touchdowns were roughly two minutes apart.  Leitz would connect with Tate Camas in the fourth quarter for a 16-yard touchdown reception for Leitz’s second of the game.  Leitz was 9 for 18 with 127 yards and two touchdowns.  The Titans had just eight yards of total offense the entire second half.  The Squirrels had three sacks on defense. 

Next up for the Titans will be at Valley City State University next Friday night against Maple Valley/Enderlin.  Pregame will start about 6:30pm on the Raven 103.1 FM and newsdakota.com, kickoff at 7pm.       

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North Dakota Preps Scoreboard: August 26

BISMARCK (AP) 

Beulah 33, Hazen 6

Bismarck Legacy 19, Sheyenne 7

Bismarck St. Mary’s 18, Fargo Shanley 7

Central Cass 34, Central Dakota 0

Divide County 49, Trinity Christian/Trenton 8

Ellendale/Edgeley-Kulm 34, Lakota/Adams-Edmore/Dakota Prairie 0

Groton Area, S.D. 55, Oakes 13

Hankinson 38, LaMoure-Litchville-Marion 6

Jamestown 30, Grand Forks Central 6

Larimore 31, Hillsboro/Central Valley 22

Linton-HMB 54, Center-Stanton 20

Napoleon 40, Central McLean 20

New Salem-Almont-Glen Ullin 52, Grant County-Flasher 26

South Border 32, Strasburg-Zeeland 8

Thompson 35, North Border 8

Towner-Granville-Upham 54, Dunseith 8

Valley City 38, Wahpeton 12

West Fargo 41, Minot 20

Williston 20, Devils Lake 0

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Groton Football Rolls Past Oakes In Season Opener

OAKES (NewsDakota.com) The Groton Area Tigers advanced to the South Dakota State Class 11B Semifinals last season, losing to the eventual State Champions from Winner.

On Friday night, the Tigers started their 2016 season on the right foot with a crushing 55-13 victory over the Oakes Tornadoes, and the scoring started for Groton (1-0) the moment they touched the ball offensively.

Senior Bennett Shabazz returned a 60 yard punt for the game’s first score, and Groton went on to score the first 47 points of the game. 

The Tornadoes (0-1) did score twice in the contest; courtesy of touchdown receptions by senior Chris Schmit of 43 and 16 yards, each throw by senior Jordan Cunningham and sophomore Coy Awender. Cunningham and Awender also had an interception apiece in the contest. 

Oakes will welcome the Polar Bears of Larimore on Friday, September 2. Coverage on KDDR-AM 1220/95.9 FM and NewsDakota.com starts at 6:30 p.m. with kickoff at 7 p.m.

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Permanent Flood Protection Work Very Visible In Valley City

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VALLEY CITY, ND – (NewsDakota.com) The first phase of the permanent flood protection project is getting closer to completion in Valley City. Crews were busy putting on the finishing touches on the permanent flood wall along 4th Street Southwest just south of the City Park. Crews also installed the retractable flood walls that will be put in place in the event of a serious flooding threat in the future in …

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