Monday Morning Rewind
Posted 11/02/15 (Mon)
It’s hard to believe that we started off last week with the regular season finale for class B volleyball. It seems like just a short time ago I was sitting down to call the season opener. Time flies when you’re having fun! Lamoure and Linton were the two teams facing off in Monday’s match, and my broadcast partner Corey Brooks was on the call. To read all about that game, as well as Friday’s AAA football quarterfinal between Fargo Davies and Bismarck Century, check back to beksports.com on Wednesday.
My lone game last week was Saturday’s game at Miller Field between the Shiloh Christian Skyhawks and the Linton HMB Lions. We saw the Skyhawks the week before handle the LLM Loboes with ease, and earlier in the season we watched the Lions take down the Kidder County Pirates 30-8. Both teams were also familiar with each other because of a regular season matchup that the Skyhawks won 48-18. In their first faceoff the Lions were able to pick up over 300 yards rushing, but shot themselves in the foot with four turnovers. Coming into Saturday’s game their mindset was play smart, protect the ball and we’ll give the high flying Skyhawks a run.
That is not how it played out.
Shiloh Christian dominated Linton in every aspect of the game. Zac Martin set the tone early by picking up his running game right where he left it against LLM. He opened up the scoring with a 60-yard touchdown run. Cody Griess also stayed red hot with 11 carries for 85 yards and three touchdowns.
Even more impressive than the offense was the Skyhawks defense, particularly the front six. They absolutely shut down the Linton offense, which had not been stopped all season long. The Lions were held to 15 total yards of offense in the first half. Jordan Hulm broke a 72-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter to give Linton HMB their first points, but by then the game was out of reach.
Shiloh built a 24-0 lead at halftime and tacked on two more TD’s in the fourth to walk away with a convincing 40-8 victory. This week they will travel to Colfax to take on the Richland Colts who have taken down powerhouses Cavalier and Thompson in back to back weeks.
The Lion’s loss was a tough ending to their season, but it also marked the end of an absolutely incredible career for head coach Dan Imdieke. Imdieke will walk away as the winningest coach in North Dakota High School Football history, along with five state titles and 20 region titles. Congratulations on an incredible run Coach Imdieke.
Today we are heading to Linton to cover the District Six Tournament. We will be covering every game of the tournament today, tomorrow and Thursday. We will also be covering football this weekend, but we are not sure yet which games. Keep checking back here, on beksports.com, and our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.