Fliers fall short with No. 3 Watchdogs


BERESFORD – No. Class A 3 ranked Beresford was able to squeeze out a victory over Flandreau and the Fliers dropped to 2-3 on the season.
“We knew it would be a tough game with Beresford’s ranking so we knew we would need to play a great game,” said Head Coach Josh Edlund.”
“Our boys played hard and never gave up. In the first half we were able to run the ball well and put some points on he board.”
Ethan Hoffman scored the first touchdown for the Fliers on a six-yard run.
“Beresford made some adjustments after half-time that we were not prepared for and they started to gain momentum,” said Edlund.
Flandreau’s second touchdown of the night came on a 12-yard pass from Paul Parsley to Ben Ballard.
“I am very proud of our guys as we kept fighting and had a chance to make it back into the game with Ben Ballard scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter with a couple minutes left in the game,” he said.
“We attempted an onside kick and almost had it. Karter Headrick had a great kick right where we wanted it, but Beresford happened to fall on it before we could. We did get the ball back and had a chance but fell short.”
Flandreau had 204 total yards of offensewith 61 of those yards on the ground. Hoffman had 34 yards on 13 carries. Lane Johanson had eight carries for 22 yards.
Parsley went 10-for-24 with 143 yards in passing; one touchdown and one interception. Hoffman caught three passes for 29 yards. Tison Burggraff had one catch for 40 yards and Ballard had one catch for 31 yards.
Kolby Peters led the Fliers with 12 tackles, two for a loss, and two sacks. Hoffman had 11 tackles and Ballard was in on five tackles. Burggraff had a fumble recovery.  
Flandreau plays at No. 2 Elk Point-Jefferson next. Kickoff between the Fliers and the Huskies is set for 7 p.m. Friday night.
“We as coaches have some things to work on this week as we play Elk Point-Jefferson.”

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