The Beresford Watchdog football team advanced to the 11A semifinals after a 24-8 win over the Canton C-Hawks at home on Thursday, October 27th.
Neither team scored in the first quarter, but the Watchdogs finally broke the 0-0 tie when Tate VanOtterloo threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jack Stenen with 8:59 to go in the second quarter. The two-point conversion was no good, but Beresford led 6-0. VanOtterloo and Stenen connected again for another 57-yard touchdown with 2:28 to play in the half for a 12-8 lead. Canton got on the board with just :18 before halftime on an eight-yard pass on fourth down. The C-Hawks made their two-point conversion attempt, and the lead was cut to 12-8 at halftime.
Stenen also had a 31-yard touchdown run with 7:48 to go in the third quarter to extend the Beresford lead to 18-8. Jaxson Tadlock added a four-yard touchdown run with 2:04 in the third quarter, and the Watchdogs led 24-8. The Beresford defense held Canton’s offense in check the entire second half to secure the win.
Beresford will travel to Hartford to play the West Central Trojans on Friday, November 4th.