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Maroons beat Parshall

Posted 9/15/15 (Tue)

Maroons beat Parshall

By Jody Michael
Sophomores Aidan Eriksmoen and Taylor Landsverk combined for five touchdowns Friday, leading Divide County to a 36-14 victory against Region 6 opponent Parshall-White Shield.
Eriksmoen completed three of the aforementioned five TDs, each during the first 24 minutes, and Landsverk finished with 19 carries for 197 yards and two second-half touchdowns, helping Divide County (2-2, 2-1 Region 6) redeem itself after a 46-6 loss at Kenmare-Burke County on Sept. 4.
“The players’ motto for this week was redemption, and that is exactly what they did,” offensive coach Bob Brown said. “We played with more fire and were able to sustain it for 48 minutes.”
Eriksmoen began his scoring on the third play from scrimmage, running for a 31-yard touchdown, giving the Maroons a 6-0 lead.
His 25-yard TD run with 6:24 remaining in the second quarter capped a four-play, 80-yard drive and increased the lead to 14-0.
Parshall, winless in Region 6, took advantage of a good kick return to pull within 14-8 with 2:35 left in the second quarter, getting a 24-yard touchdown pass from Mauricio Grado to Sergio Benavides.
Eriksmoen’s 1-yard touchdown run with 19 seconds remaining in the first half increased Divide County’s lead to 22-8, and then on the Maroons’ first drive of the second half, Eriksmoen handed off to Landsverk, who ran 57 yards to the end zone.
“The line blocked the perimeter really well,” Brown said. “Our backs set up their blocks well and made some great cuts.  They ran hard and broke tackles.”
Parshall cut the deficit to 30-14 with 10:39 left in the fourth quarter on Dawson Hall’s 1-yard touchdown run, capping a 14-play, 68-yard drive.
“Defensively we were on the field for a ton of plays -- too many,” defensive coach Nate Nelson said. “On the bright side, we only allowed 14 points and got three turnovers, but we need to force more punts and get the ball back to our offense.”
Landsverk’s second TD run, a 7-yarder with 8:28 left in the game, completed the scoring.
Friday’s game is at New Town and begins at 7 p.m.
“We need to continue to improve,” Nelson said. “There is much to work on at practice this week.”
Divide County 36,
Parshall-White Shield 14
    1st    2nd    3rd    4th
Parshall    0    8    0    6
Divide County    6    16    8    6
First quarter
DC -- Aidan Eriksmoen 31 run (run failed), 10:47.
Second quarter
DC -- Eriksmoen 25 run (Taylor Landsverk run), 6:24.
Parshall -- Sergio Benavides 24 pass from Mauricio Grado (Jayson Hall run), 2:35.
DC -- Eriksmoen 1 run (Eriksmoen run), :19.
Third quarter
DC -- Landsverk 57 run (Landsverk run), 5:29.
Fourth quarter
Parshall -- Dawson Hall 1 run (pass failed), 10:39.
DC -- Landsverk 7 run (run failed), 8:28.
Individual statistics
Rushing
Parshall -- Jayson Hall 20-128, Mauricio Grado 10-53, Sergio Benavides 6-42, Monte Good Bird 6-34, Dawson Hall 1-3.
Divide County -- Taylor Landsverk 19-197, Aidan Eriksmoen 15-125, Noah Lorentz 3-36, Tyler Deering 3-10.
Passing
Parshall -- Mauricio Grado 6-8-1-67, Dawson Hall 1-2-1-20.
Divide County -- Aidan Eriksmoen 1-1-0-27.
Receiving
Parshall -- Sergio Benavides 3-41, Jayson Hall 2-6, Talon Two Crow 1-20, Monte Good Bird 1-20.
Divide County -- Tyler Deering 1-27.
Defense
Troy Knudson -- 4 assists, 5 tackles, 1 fumble recovery.
Colton Molloy -- 1 assist, 3 tackles.
Noah Lorentz -- 2 assists, 8 tackles, 1 tackle for loss.
Taylor Landsverk -- 1 assist, 6 tackles.
Riley Lund -- 3 assists, 2 tackles.
Joe Nelson -- 1 tackle.
Joran Oien -- 1 assists, 1 tackle.
Rhys Johnson -- 3 tackles.
Tyler Deering -- 2 assists, 2 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack.
Aidan Eriksmoen -- 2 assists, 10 tackles, 1 interception.
Rider Jacobson -- 2 assists, 3 tackles, 1 tackle for loss.
Tyler Harward -- 4 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 interception.
Ryder Beauclair -- 6 assists, 1 tackle, 1 sack.
Region 6 Standings
    W    L    PF    PA
MLS    3    0    172    32
Kenmare    2    1    110    55
Tioga    2    1    114    62
Ray    2    1    133    114
Divide County    2    1    84    72
Trenton    1    2    92    134
Parshall    0    3    54    135
New Town    0    3    24    179
Last week’s games
Divide County 36, Parshall 14
MLS 28, Kenmare 20
Tioga 44, New Town 0
Trenton 62, Ray 43
This week’s games
Divide County at New Town
Kenmare at Parshall
MLS at Trenton
Tioga at Ray