The Milbank Bulldogs scored the only touchdown in the first quarter on an 80-yard pass. The Beresford defense shut the Bulldogs down the rest of the game in a 41-6 victory at home on Friday, August 26th.
Garrett Mertens connected with Jayden Johnson on an 80-yard pass in the first quarter for Milbank. The Watchdogs then held Milbank to just 63 more yards the rest of the game for a total of 143 offensive yards. While the Beresford defense was shutting down Milbank, the Watchdog offense scored 41 points, 35 in quarters two and three.
The defense actually scored first for Beresford. Robert Watkins recorded a safety. Later in the quarter, Tate VanOtterloo threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Jake Goblirsch. Peyton Fridrich made the score 14-6 after a 12-yard touchdown run. VanOtterloo put the Watchdogs ahead 21-6 after a 65-yard touchdown run.
The third quarter scoring for the Watchdogs started with a 57-yard punt return for a touchdown. VanOtterloo scored again later in the third quarter on a 20-yard run to push the lead to 35-6. The final score came in the fourth quarter on a four-yard touchdown run by Jack Stenen.
VanOtterloo was 3-15 passing for 36 yards and a touchdown. Goblirsch had a catch for 22 yards and a touchdown. Stenen had two catches for 14 yards. VanOtterloo also had seven carries for 103 yards and two touchdowns. Fridrich had 14 carries for 101 yards and a touchdown. Stenen finished with 12 carries for 51 yards and a touchdown.
Jaxson Tadlock had four tackles. VanOtterloo, Goblirsch, Robert Watkins, Landon Schurch, Michael Shegrud, and Aaron Larson all had three tackles each.
The Watchdogs will travel to Canton on Friday, September 2nd.