A safety and two-point conversion proved to be the difference in a 22-20 win for the Beresford Watchdogs over the Dakota Valley Panthers on Friday, October 14th.
Peyton Fridrich scored the first touchdown on a three-yard run with 3:57 in the first quarter. The two-point conversion was no good, and the Watchdogs led 6-0. The Panthers took the lead on the first play of the second quarter on a 10-yard touchdown pass and extra point made.
Beresford took the lead back with 7:52 to go in the half. Jaxson Tadlock had a 12-yard touchdown run to make the score 12-7. Dakota Valley answered with a 13-yard touchdown pass with just :37 to play in the second quarter. The made extra point gave the Panthers a 14-12 halftime lead.
Momentum shifted to the Watchdogs late in the third quarter. Landon Schurch got a sack in the end zone for a safety with 2:39 to go. That safety tied the score 14-14. Moments later, Tadlock had a 37-yard touchdown run. Tadlock then made the two-point conversion to give the Watchdogs a 22-14 lead with 2:14 to play in the third quarter.
Dakota Valley had a chance to tie the game. With 4:49 to play in the fourth quarter, they scored on a one-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion, however, was stopped, and Beresford continued to lead 22-20. The Watchdogs were able to run out the clock on their next possession for the win.