Sports and Activities

Football crushes Tioga 58-14

Posted 10/04/16 (Tue)

Football crushes Tioga 58-14

By Jody Michael
Dejuan Jenkins had five touchdown runs and host Divide County cruised past visiting Tioga 58-14 on Friday, easily handling a senior-night matchup that looked closer on paper.
“What a great way to finish our final game at home this season, and for the seniors to win their final home game,” Maroons offensive coach Bob Brown said. “I thought we played with good energy and enthusiasm. Beating Tioga is always special.”
The Maroons (5-2, 5-1 Region 6) have four wins by 30 or more points; last season, they had two. The victory was also revenge from when Tioga prevailed against them a year ago, 27-22.
This time, DC handled its business against the Pirates (3-4, 3-3) and had a third consecutive week of scoring eight or more touchdowns.
“I was very pleased with our offensive execution by both the line and backs,” Brown said. “The offensive line graded out very well, and I loved our downfield blocking. Our backs were smooth in execution, carried out their fakes very well and cut so well.”
The Maroons, who are now 30-14 all-time against Tioga, scored on all but three possessions.
Jenkins had 11 rushes for 260 yards. He ran for scores of 50, 7, 68, 44 and 18 yards, all in the first half. Those, plus Aidan Eriksmoen’s 2-yarder, gave Divide County a 30-point halftime cushion.
Adding rushing touchdowns in the second half were Taylor Landsverk from the 3 and Joran Oien from the 45. Landsverk and Eriksmoen each had two two-point conversions in the game, and Alex Bailey scored another.
The defense did not exactly neutralize Tioga running back Carsen Canfield, who came into the game with 15 touchdowns and finished Friday with 239 rushing yards, but they did limit him and the Pirates to two scores, of 41 and 80 yards. Eriksmoen had 14 tackles.
“Minus a couple mental breakdowns, we didn’t give them too much,” Divide County defensive coach Nate Nelson said. “We we able to get off the field with some three-and-outs and get the ball back to the offense.”
Divide County travels to Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood on Friday with a 7 p.m. kickoff, and the Maroons can really make a statement with a win over the Mavericks (6-1, 6-0), which would clinch a tie for the region championship.
“That’s about all you can ask for going into the last game of the season: We have a chance,” Nelson said. “They are big and physical and like to ram the ball at you. It will be a big challenge for our defense to make some plays and get some stops.”
Divide County 58, Tioga 14
    1st    2nd    3rd    4th
Tioga    0    14    0    0
Divide County    12    32    6    8
First quarter
DC -- Dejuan Jenkins 50 run (run failed), 9:37.
DC -- Aidan Eriksmoen 2 run (pass failed), 5:01.
Second quarter
DC -- Jenkins 7 run (Taylor Landsverk run), 10:05.
Tioga -- Carsen Canfield 41 run (Parker Jackson kick), 6:09.
DC -- Jenkins 68 run (Eriksmoen run), 5:56.
Tioga -- Canfield 80 run (Jackson kick), 5:43.
DC -- Jenkins 44 run (Landsverk run), 5:26.
DC -- Jenkins 18 run (Eriksmoen run), 2:45.
Third quarter
DC -- Landsverk 3 run (pass failed), 9:39.
Fourth quarter
DC -- Joran Oien 45 run (Alex Bailey run), 10:23.
Individual statistics
Rushing
Tioga: Carsen Canfield 32-239, Austin Hove 5-(minus 36), Andrew Knudson 3-1.
Divide County: Dejuan Jenkins 11-260, Taylor Landsverk 5-48, Alex Bailey 4-32, Isaac Ellingson 3-23, Dylan Rose 3-8, Aidan Eriksmoen 3-6, Joran Oien 1-45.
Passing
Tioga: Austin Hove 6-11-0-69, Carsen Canfield 0-1-0-0.
Divide County: Dejuan Jenkins 2-3-1-29.
Receiving
Tioga: Tanner Roloff 3-48, Andrew Knudson 1-17, Parker Jackson 1-4, Douglas Pexton 1-0.
Divide County: Alex Bailey 1-21, Aidan Eriksmoen 1-8.
Defense
Troy Knudson -- 5 assists, 5 tackles, 2 batted balls.
Colton Molloy -- 6 tackles, 1 batted ball.
Isaac Ellingson -- 2 assists, 1 tackle.
Dejuan Jenkins -- 1 tackle.
Noah Lorentz -- 2 assists, 6 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery.
Brendon Molloy -- 1 tackle.
Taylor Landsverk -- 1 assist, 2 tackles, 1 forced fumble.
Dylan Rose -- 2 assists.
Joe Nelson -- 1 tackle.
Joran Oien -- 2 tackles, 1 sack.
Tyler Deering -- 3 assists, 4 tackles, 1 tackle for loss.
Aidan Eriksmoen -- 7 assists, 14 tackles, 1 tackle for loss.
Jayden Nygard -- 1 assist, 2 tackle for loss.
Region 6 Standings
    W    L    PF    PA
MLS    6    0    292    36
Kenmare    5    1    308    168
Divide County    5    1    324    140
Tioga    3    3    138    206
Trenton    2    4    178    261
Parshall    2    4    178    277
New Town    1    5    148    303
Ray    0    6    126    301
Last week’s games
Divide County 58, Tioga 14
Kenmare 82, Trenton 36
MLS 46, Ray 0
Parshall 60, New Town 44
This week’s games
Divide County at MLS
Ray at Kenmare
New Town at Trenton
Tioga at Parshall