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Page 12 'Rolla netters fall to Bearcats Tower-Granville-Upham blockers try to contain a persist pass rush from North Prairie Cougar defenders'during Rolette’s Home- coming game. with managing the offense. Neither team got anything going offensively in the first quarter. NP got the first game altering play on the de-_ fensive side early in the second stanza. Freshman Cole Henderson, who has shown a knack for finding the ball and whoever is holding it, cut through the Titan offense to not only find the ball carrier, but knock the ball loose. Wyatt Dun10p came, up with the fumble re- covery and with it, a nice bit of mo— mentumfor'the Cougars. . The recovery set up the Cougars near midfield and for the first time in the game, the offense began to find a little rhythm. NP ended up moving the ball near the goal line and was faced with a. fourth down. Following a timeout, Rosinski hooked up with. Carter Casavant fOr the games first touchdown. r . TGU didn’t manage a first down on the next drive, giving the ball right back to the Cougars. Facing a fourth and nine on the ensuing possession, Rosinski took a hit but hung in the pocket long enough to find sopho- more Blake Mattson, Who was racing down the middle of the field; The 34- yard completion kept the Cougar of— fense on the field and a few plays later, Rosinski hooked up with Matt— son again, this time for a touchdown. NP’s defense kept the first half shutout intact thanks in large part to Casavant. The, sophomore was a force defensively all game and came up with a big sack after the Titans moved the ball to the 18—year line in the waning seconds of the quarter. NP opened the second half with a nine-play drive that ended with a, nine-yard rushing touchdown by Tyrel Yoder. . « The score gave the Cougars a 20- 0 lead, but the Titans were far from finished. Comets sweep Four Winds Cougars (continued from Page 11) TGU responded with a series of big plays. The‘ first resulted— in a touchdown. The second came as the Titans defense stalled the Cougars next possession. The momentum re- ally swung in favor of TGU on the very first play as the Titans cut through the Cougar defense for a 69- yard passing touchdown. Just like that it was a one score game with NP holding on to a 20— 12 lead. ‘ l Unfortunately for the Titans, they did not get to enjoy the moment. On the ensuing kickoff, NP’s special teams came up with a huge play. Mitchell Leas hauled in the kick and the- junior Speedster quickly picked a lane created by his blockers and at— tacked the open field. Leas ended up ' taking the ball to the house, helping. the Cougars restore a bit of order. The fourth quarter belonged to the Cougars defense. NP lost back—to- back possessions in the final quarter and both came on their side of the field. The first was on a fumbled hand off and the Second was on an in- ‘ terception. On the interception senior Deryk Thomas‘didn’t give up on the play, chasing downthe‘ Titan ball car- rier and bringing him down at the five-yard line. Despite being pinned near their own end zone, the defense rose up and stuffed the Titans on both drives. A Mattson interception on the first drive and another sack by Casa- vant on the next help lock up th Cougar win. ‘ Head Coach Josh Keller credited his team’s overall defense, along with Mattson and Casavant for playing a solid game. “Blake and Carter are two sopho- mores who‘ will make some inexpe- rienced mistakes but then turn around and make some excellent plays,” Keller said. “Carter had a really big game defensively for us and Blake made some really nice catches offen- sively.” . Keller added the return of Tastad, especially on offense, was very wel~ corned. “Having Nate back helps because he understands so well how, things should be blocked. He has a big calming effect to the line and guys know they can turn to him if they have anyquestions.” The win improved NP’s season record to 5-1 on the season and the team qualified them for this year’s playoffs. On a historical note, it was the 1.00th victory in the history of the NP co-op. . The Cougars will take that record up to St. John to face the Wood- chucks this Friday. Keller talked about howit’s always agood game topick up win onthe road The Rolette volleyball. team split a pair of region matches last week. The Comets opened the action on the road taking on Four Winds-Min- newaukan. It took the Comets an ‘ extra point in the third set but they came home with a three-game sweep. Rolette won with scores of 25-15, 25-19 and 26-24. JustineLeonard pounded out a team-high seven kills for Rolette. Sierra Heinz finished with three. Jodee Fritel recorded seven assists while Hailey Peltier led the team with six aces to go along with nine digs. Hannah Strong scored three aces. Lizzy Smith finished with three blocks and a team-leading 14 digs. Rolette snagged a set win on Thursday when they took on Nelson County but ultimately lost the match in four games. i ' The visiting Chargers won the first two games, 25—12 and 25—13,be— fore winning the match with a 25-9 l l victory in the fourth contest. Rolette managed a 25—18 victory in the third game. Leonard finished with six kills and Peltier added four. Fritel popped up six assists. The Chargers strong hitting game gave the Comet defenders ample op— portunities to pick up. some blocks. Smith led the charge with 25 while Peltier recorded 22 and Hannah Strong added 17. Peltier and Leonard each recorded a pair of aces to led the Comets. The split in matches improved Rolette’s overall record to 2-3. The Comets are currently in eighth place in the region standings. ahead of New Rockford-Sheyenne, Four Winds-Minnewaukan and St. John. ‘ ' i The team’s only match this week is set for this Tuesday at , home against Harvey—wells County. Not too big. not too smalll Willi lhe 2r2 Neill/ark, you can gel ’em all! 0 Run an ad this: size in o . ALL NORTH DAKOTA NEWSPAPERS , for only $700! . Regions also available.) . l’ fl Contact this paper for details. 2% . when the two rivals hook up. “We know it’s always going to be a high energy, high intensity game. St. John week is always a lot of fun.” I. of Rolla and Bottineau 2 Support your 3 home team! Monday ' Girls Golf Girls Golf Play Better Golf with JACK NICKLAUS FI MOVIE F LIGHT OFTIt-EtE Rolette Insfirance [$8 " E I I E “You know its. -._.,...._.._ ........ , STATE BANK. We know you." 246-3395 [For [all your insurance needs contact FIRST STATE INSURANCE 477-6431 - Toll-free 1-800-233-1341 jruésjd‘ay _ September 27 Septemberz'av 'V Volleyball Volleyball Home Harvey Volleyball Volleyball The Rolla volleyball team wadded into the deeper end of the pool last week, taking on North Star. ' The Bearcats came into the match without dropping a single game in six regular season matches. Rolla came in, with its own near—spotless record, having only dropped tWo games in non-toumey action. North Star used overwhelmingly strong starts in the first two games to gain control of the action and then held Rolla off to win the match in four games. The Bearcats won the first game 25-15 after jumpingout to, an 8-0 lead. North Star took a 7-0 lead in the second game on their way to a 25—11 win. To Rolla’s credit they turned things around in the third game and took a modest lead that they never surrendered on their way to a 25-19 triumph; The question going into the fourth contest was if Rolla’s win was a wake—up call for North Star or if things were going to get very inter— esting. The Bearcats answered bv nabbing a modest 3-0 advantage and led wire-to-wire on their way to a 25- 16 victory. Carmen Elick finished with 19 as- Braves fall to Valley City The Belcourt Braves football team couldn’t get anything going last Fri- day in a 30-0 road loss to Valley City. It was the second consecutive loss for the Braves, who are currently, 1—4 on the season. Belcourt will try and right the ship this Friday when they play at home for the first time in three weeks against Grand Forks Central. RV VISUHLIZING EVERY .SHOT ' gEFORE. VOU F’L V IT LIKE IN YOUR EVE. MIND‘S "5r:- “ you T ReenR‘rl-IE bat—L; Tsésgl-JINGGND YOU NEED Harm . HHPPEN. DON‘T OVERDO THE TECHN IQLE "PICTURES. “' RESTRICT THEM To ONE OR HT THE 2.3%“; Tl‘i’gvs . YOU‘RE. RlsKme "PFIRHLVSIS v eualfiiss wl‘rH NV mm: in... r...».. \\\\\~ Mambo: FD“: _ Sports Volleyball Away Away Home Home Devils Watford Grand Dickinson Lake City Forks Central Away WC' State Home Away Away Tourney St- John Harvey St. John Carrington State Away Away Home Tourney R0"3 New North Carrington Rockford Prairie Area High School Volleyball Volleyball Nelson County Volleyball Volleyball sists and 13 digs for Rolla. Hannah Neameyer added a dozen digs while Jaina Canapi recorded six kills and six digs. Madison Samuelson fin- ished the match with six kills, three aces and 20 digs. Morgan Leas added four kills and 13 digs and Rylee Han- lan finished with 20 digs. . All the digs were needed as the Bulldogs fended off a relentless of- ‘ fensive assault from North Star sen- ior Danielle Hagler, who finished the match with 31 kills. . ' Rolla will look to get back on track with a pair of region matches a. September 27, 2021 ~ .--.---.----....-....n... “J” J .1, this week. The first will come on ,' Tuesday when they play at home '- against St. John and the second will be this Thursday in Harvey. Steffen BANK Taking you farther Dunseith: 244-5795 Rolla: 477-8890 Bottineau: 228-3750 Member FDIC . Athletes of the Week Hailey Peltier Hailey Peltier, a sophomore on . the Rolette Comets, helped her team to a win over FW-M last week. She had with six aces and nine digs. She also had four kills, two aces and 22 digs against Nelson County. 1‘- r‘ a“... i Carter Casavant Carter Casavant, a sophomore on the North Prairie football team, was a force on both" sides of the ball for‘ the Cougars. He hauled in a touchdown, and came up with multi- ple big plays on defense. These area athletes will receive an Athlete of the Week T-shirt for their outstanding efforts courtesy of Starion Bank and the Turtle Mountain Star! 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