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Football: Bombers fly into section finals vs. Ada-Borup

The No. 3 Waubun football team went back to their basics of Bomber football in their Section 6, nine-man semifinal playoff game at No. 2 Nevis.

It was a decision which was well rewarded with an impressive 42-20 victory over Nevis (7-3). The Bombers (7-3) will now face No. 1 Ada-Borup (8-2) for the Section 6 championship Thursday inside the Fargodome, starting at 12:30 p.m.

“We controlled the line of scrimmage Saturday, that was the key,” said Waubun head coach Paul Clark. “Our ball control allowed us to keep their offense on the sidelines.  We had numerous drives of eight or nine plays, mostly on the ground, which ate up clock and wore them down. 

“It was Bomber Football at its best.”

The Bombers nabbed their first lead of the game, answering Nevis’ first-quarter score with 42 unanswered points.

Waubun outgained Nevis 352-100 yards on the ground, while over doubling first downs 21-10. That was the outcome of Waubun’s physical play up front, thus stretching drives and eating up the clock.

Waubun’s offensive line includes Zach Beaupre, Tanner Bellanger, Bonjer Medina, Luke Ironshield and Cole Thompson, who open up holes and were able to push the Tigers’ defensive line back on their heels.

Ryan Weber led the way with 118 yards on 17 carries, including touchdown runs of five and three yards, while Kyle Erickson had two rushing TDs of one and three yards.

Ada-Borup beat Park Christian 30-0 in their semifinal matchup. It was the only game the Cougars have scored under 40 points and have outscored their opponents by a wide 476-190 margin.                 

Nine-Man Section 6 semifinals: (3) Waubun at (2) Nevis, Saturday, Oct. 26.

Waubun 42

Nevis 20

Rushing (att-yds-td): Ryan Weber 17-118-2; Jordan Spaeth 17-75-0; Kyle Erickson 12-57-2; Alec Teiken 11-53-0; Dylan Donner 3-30-1; Dayton Makey 1-12-0; Luke Ironshield 2-7-0; Cole Thompson 1-0-0; Chris Manypenny 1-0-0. TOTAL: 65-352-5

Passing (comp-att-yds-td-int): Spaeth 2-5-30-1-0

Receiving (rec-yds-td): Manypenny 2-30-1.

Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.