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7 Stretchi Dragons dominate Wil it}? ,‘- ‘spond‘ed with a‘ scoreflon the very Aug'ustp30, 2021 Dunseith senior Chad Parisienrcome Benson County. By John Rosinski Of The Star For the third consecutive year, the Dunseith Dragons have the Benson County Wildcats’ number. Dunseith raced out to an early lead and behind fonr first quarter scores and cruised to a 36— 12 home victory. The Dragons landed the first punch and then several more throughout the contest. Playing in ideal weather, Dunseith used a mix of run and pass to pierce through the Wildcat defense. -A 50-yard re— ception by Jason, Davis capped off. Dunseith’s first score. Chad Parisien added the two-point con- version to give Dunseith an early 8- 0 lead. ~ The advantage barely .lasted a minute as Benson County re— first play from scrimmage. The Wildcats took to the air for a 66— yard strike. ' All the quick strike did was ‘ allow Dunseith to get the ball back on'offense. Parisien zipped through the Wildcat defense almost un- touched on a 55—yard score. After forcing a punt, Parisien and the Dragon's went right back to Dragons (Continued on Page 12) The Star SPORTS p jut short after diving for a catch in the first quarter of his team's game against .l . a... . .fi ‘ ‘ Rodney Laverdure Jr., left, and his teammate, Preston Lee, gear up to corrl a Wildcat ball carrier. Woodchucks blow out Four Winds By' J as‘on Nordmark Of The Star The St. John Woodchucks got into the win column in a big way Friday night on an impec— cably coifed home field. Powered by four touchdowns from sopho- I more Cashmyn Belgarde, the green gang smoked the Four Winds Indians 42-8 in front of a nice crowd. Head Coach Cory Davis mixed up attack, but leaned heavily on last season’s break-out player Brayton Baker to start the game. Then Belgarde burst on to the scene. After cutting back against the grain and shaking off a few would—be tacklers,‘ the sophomore found'a crease and galloped 34 yards for'the opening SCOI’C After Zyler LaRocque recovered a fumble, Coach Davis tried out the passing game. Zander Parisien hit Baker on a swing play and 33 yards ' later it was 14—0 Woodchucks. Parisien added the extra points on an inside run. With time ticking down in the first, Four Winds got on the board. The Indians’ offense leaned heavily on a successful passing game. Quarterback Jayden Yankton didn’t get much time to pass, however, as the Woodchuck de- fense was primed for a big run on every snap. Under a big rush, Yankton tossed up a high jump ball which Dalen Leftbear snagged out of the air right on the sidelines and tip-toed into the end zone. The score put the Indians within eight points, but that was as close as it would get. Belgarde added another nine yard run for a score before the half to give the-Woodchucks a 22-8 cushion. The divide got a lot wider in the third quar- ter when Beglarde scored from 18 yards and 24 yards. A 17—yard pass-and-catch from Parisien to Ethan DeCoteau late in third quarter put the fin- ishing touches on a big bounce—back win for the Woodchucks. As good as the Woodchuck offense was, the defense was just as solid. A stalwart line of con- sisting of senior J ayton Slaytor and junior Caden Belgarde shut down any hopes of a Four Winds inside running game. Woodchucks (Continued on Page 18) it Cashmyn Belgarde runs for his first of fur touchdowns on the night. 0 ng out for a win dcats on boths Sides 'Of the line Page 1 1 Turtle Mountain’s Tanner Monette walked the Sldelme like a tight rope after turning 'a busted play into a big. gain during Friday night’s game against Williston. Braves start slow, but By John Rosinski Of The Star For the first time in two years the Bel- court Braves football team played a game. The Braves welcomed Williston and despite falling short 34-20, the home team got a chance to play. Head Coach Jason Goumeau said the opportunity to compete was what highlighted the first game of the year. “We got off to a, little bit of a slow start, which was to be expected, but then iii“ i Marti Moberg of' Northern Lights showed off good form on this chip‘, we started to get things going a little bit. It was just nice to be back out and there and playing again.” ‘ Williston jumped out to a 13-0 lead but then Belcourt’s offense began to find a little bit of a rhythm. Quarterback Tanner Monette guided the offense and flanked by two big tar- gets on each side, Belcourt found the ‘ endzone later in the half. Receivers Braves (Continued on Page 18) up on to’the green at hole No. 5 at Rolla Country Club during the team’s first tournament of the new spring season. . Northern Lights wins own tourney to start first-ever spring seaSOn Northern Lights wasn‘t the host with the most, but that’s a good thing in golf. The Rolla-St. John cooperative kicked off its first-ever fall tournament with a championship. The squad bested second—place Velva by a dozen strokes, 503—515.. . . The Dunseith Dragons took the bronze with four—some team score of 554. Libby Dulmage, a returningtall-state player from the 2021 spring season, won the individual portion of the event, firing a solid 85. , ‘ Nerthem Lights was powered by two returning starters, Carmen Elick and Marti Moberg. The duo finished in sec— ond and third place respectively. Elick Golf (Continued on Page 12) k i ‘ find rhythm in first game a.