Waubun quarterback Peyton Syverson rushed for 283 yards and scored four touchdowns in the Bombers' blowout victory over Norman County West 35-12 in the Section 6, 9-man semifinals Saturday.
Waubun (9-0) will face Ada-Borup (9-1) in the section final Thursday at Fargodome. The Cougars defeated Nevis 20-6 in Nevis to advance. The lone loss for Ada-Borup this year came to Waubun 28-7 in Ada Sept. 11.
Syverson scored the first three touchdowns of Saturday’s game on runs of 95, six and 77 yards. Waubun led at the half 21-0.
Norman County West got back into the game at 5:33 of the third quarter on a 15-yard pass from Ryan Borgen to Dylan Johnson to cut the lead to 21-6.
Syverson answered two minutes later with his fourth touchdown a seven-yard run, to punch the lead back to 28-6.
Both teams traded fourth quarter scores. Sam Rothschadl rushed eight yards to the end zone to give Waubun a 35-6 advantage and Borgen tallied a 16-yard run with a minute to play for the 35-12 final.
Syverson outgained the Panthers by 86 yards gaining his 283 yards on 18 carries to average 15.7 yards per rush. The Panthers had 197 total yards in the game. Syverson had compiled 246 yards rushing in the first half alone.
Waubun had a whopping 558 total yards, 443 on the ground.
Rotschadl was 8-74 rushing with a TD. Mason Bartos picked up 64 yards on 12 carries.
Syverson was 4-8 passing for 107 yards and an interception. Dayton Makey was the main target hauling in three catches for 80 yards.
Waubun was not forced to punt in the game.
Thursday's section final with the Cougars is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
Norman County West at Waubun, Saturday, Oct. 17.
NCW 0 0 6 6 - 12
WAU 7 14 7 7 - 35
WAU – Syverson 95 run (Makey kick)
WAU – Syverson 6 run (kick failed)
WAU – Syverson 77 run (Rothschadl run)
NCW – Johnson 15 pass from Borgen (pass failed)
WAU – Syverson 7 run (Makey kick)
WAU – Rothschadl 8 run (Zennaro kick)
NCW – Borgen 16 run (run failed)