BERESFORD – In a night full of adversity from the start, Flandreau was defeated 32-6 by the Watchdogs in a game that had several weather delays and ended at 12:45 Sunday morning.
“(I am) proud of the boys’ effort in a very hard situation with delays and weather,” said Head Coach Derek Genzlinger.
Prior to the game, the Flandreau bus had to stop at the Tea exit off I-29 to wait out a tornado warning.
When they arrived in Beresford, the game started late and then was halted early in the second quarter due to lightning. The Fliers–in the school, and their fans–in their vehicles, waited out the storm, which included lightning and downpours of rain, until 11:15 p.m. before they took the field again.
Beresford put up 295 yards of offense to the Fliers’ 127.
Flier quarterback Tanner Christenson was 3 of 12 in passing for 32 yards. He was intercepted once. Receiving those passes were Tash Lunday 15 yards, Thomas Perez 11 yards and Ethan Hoffman six yards.
Tathan Headrick 10 rushed for 60 yards and scored the Fliers lone touchdown on a 30 yard run late in the second quarter. Two-point conversion failed.
Hoffman, a junior, carried the ball 11 times garnering 44 yards.
The defense was led by Christenson, Hoffman and Chase Reed with 8 tackles apiece. Senior Tash Lunday had seven tackles including a QB sack.
“We need to continue to improve at controlling the line of scrimmage better to be more efficient offensively. We have guys learning new positions due to injuries “ he added. He also thought his players competed hard in the game.
The Fliers host Elk Point-Jefferson on Friday in the annual Homecoming game. Friday morning, Maynard’s will host the football breakfast at the Janklow Community Center, 7 am. The Booster Club will host its annual membership drive night with a burger feed beginning at 6 pm. Families eat free with a $20 paid membership.
FLANDREAU – Chester Area defeated Flandreau in straight sets (25-19, 25-18, 25-21) Tuesday night.
Claire Sheppard and Bella Pavlis each had five kills to lead the Fliers. Sheppard also had 13 digs and two blocks. Maria Parsley had 11 digs and two aces. Abby Schoeberl had 12 assists and Pavlis had five. Hailey Williams had two aces.
Lily VanHal led the way for the Flyers earning six kills and 12 assists. Carly Becker had 13 assists and Emery Larson had 12 digs. Addison Bates had six blocks and Jayda Kenyon had five kills.
The Fliers played in Madison last Thursday where they were defeated in three. They also hosted the Alpha IV tournament Saturday morning. They lost to Baltic and Oldham-Ramona/Rutland before winning over Tri-Valley.
No other stats were made available to the Enterprise.
This week they are at Florence-Henry and then Thursday are host to Hamlin. The C team match begins at 5 p.m.