Miners add another strong showing
By Jarann Johnson
The Beulah Miners wanted to keep their record above the .500 mark and went on a three-hour and thirty-minute road trip to Belcourt with their minds set on one outcome, coming back to Beulah with a win. The Miners did just that, dominating in the Region AA West game and winning 42-6.
The game started off favoring the Miners and stayed that way. After Turtle Mountain punted on their first possession, the Miners took over and scored quickly.
The Miners used a 38-yard rush by starting quarterback Casey Walcker to get into scoring position. Then junior running back Matt Krizan did the rest on the next play, taking the ball 33 yards in for a rushing score.
Tanner Erickson, senior running back, ran in the 2-point conversion, making the score 8-0 early in the first quarter. After another Turtle Mountain punt the Miners earned a chance to increase their lead.
The Miners didn’t let their chance for points slip away, scoring in three plays. The scoring punch was a 38-yard rush by Erickson.
The Miners didn’t let Turtle Mountain punt the ball on their third possession of the game. Instead of forcing a punt, the Miners forced a turnover to regain possession of the ball – a John Suter interception put the ball on the 43-yard line for the offense.
It only took the Miners a few plays to reach the end zone again. Erickson scored on a toss play and Mike Morris, freshman, added the extra point, making the score 21-0.