Waubun stop its skid with blowout
The Waubun Bombers have fought their way back to .500 with a convincing 44-18 victory over visiting Norman County West Friday.
After a stinging 51-0 loss to No. 5 ranked Ada-Borup and a narrow 24-20 defeat to Norman County East in the last two weeks, the Bombers effectively regrouped and pounded the ball for 277 yards on the ground to key the win and improve to 3-3.
The Bombers scored the first four touchdowns to build a commanding 31-0 advantage, with all of them coming on the ground.
Adam Ladue contributed a pair of four-yard rushing TDs, while Kellen McArthur notched the other two on runs of six and two yards.
James Ritterman broke out the aerial attack by connecting with Marlin Farley on a 59-yard touchdown strike, to answer NCW's first touchdown in the third quarter.
The Panthers cut the margin to 38-18 in the fourth quarter, but Waubun's Bruce Mortenson quickly ended any hint of a comeback with a 52-yard kickoff return to seal the deal.
Waubun controlled possession with the help of 20 first downs, while snapping 67 plays for a total of 345 yards.
Each of McArthur and Ladue broke the 90-yard mark with 99 and 93 rushing yards, respectively.
The Bomber defense was as equally good, limiting the Panthers to 237 total yards and creating two interceptions and a fumble.
The Bombers will face Ulen-Hitterdal (2-4) for the second time this season, with the first meeting going Waubun's way with a 33-8 win Sept. 18.
Waubun 44, NCW 18
Panthers - 0 0 6 12 -- 18
Bombers. - 8 16 14 6 -- 44
Waub: Adam Ladue 4-yard run; Allen Wichern run.
Waub: Kellen McArthur 6-yard run; James Ritterman pass to Marlin Farley.
Waub: Ladue 4-yard run; Farley run.
Waub: McArthur 2-yard run; August Short kick.
NCW: Cody Holte 7-yard run; PAT failed.
Waub: Ritterman 59-yard pass to Farley; Short kick.
NCW: Bryce Fike 1-yard run; PAT failed.
NCW: Holte 15-yard pass to Alex Lee; PAT failed.
Waub: Bruce Mortenson 52-yard kickoff return; PAT failed.
First Downs 12 20
Net Yards Rushing 204 277
Yards Passing 33 68
No. Passes 22 4
Completed 5 2
Had intercepted 2 0
Plays from line of scrimmage 57 67
Total Yards 237 345
Penalties/yards 1/5 6/65
Fumbles/lost 3/1 5/2
Rushing (att-yds) -- Waub: Kellen McArthur 12-99; Adam Ladue 19-93; Tanner Voss 7-31; Cody Kologi 7-24; Marlin Farley 3-15; Allen Wichern 6-15; John DeGroat 5-6; Donovan Weber 1-2; James Ritterman 1-0; Ryan McArthur 1-(-3); Luke Morgan 1-(-5)...NCW: Cody Holte 15-92; Bryce Fike 11-76; Brady Holte 3-22; Alex Lee 2-7; Jared Person 4-7.
Passing (comp-att-yds-td-int) -- Waub: Ritterman 2-4-68-1-0...NCW: C. Holte 5-21-33-1-2; Lee 0-1-0-0-0.
Receiving (rec-yds-td) -- Waub: Farley 1-59-1; McArthur 1-9-0...NCW: Lee 2-18-1; B. Holte 2-13-0; Person 1-2-0.