Mother Nature must not be a Miner fan. Immediately following Friday night’s coin flip, the heavens broke. All but approximately three minutes of the West Region football game between Beulah and St. Mary’s was played in a downpour at the Bismarck Community Bowl. The Saints turned an otherwise ugly game into a 30-14 victory as they stay undefeated in the conference.
Kole Jenson averaged 304 yards rushing on 43 carries in the first two games of the 2010 high school football season. After 48 minutes at Riverside Park last Friday the Devils Lake senior padded those totals with 24 carries for 161 yards and three touchdowns.
Come Friday night and Mercer County will be split down the middle for Coal Bowl XXXI. The annual grudge football game between Hazen and Beulah may be more than 30 years old but that doesn’t stop players on both sides from treating the day as if it were a state title game.
Courtney Fettig doesn’t have the best memories of her days playing in the Beulah High School gym. The former Bismarck Century player doesn’t cringe at the results of those prep games but by how Class A beat down a talented program. This time around the new assistant coach is happy to be a part of Beulah’s volleyball coaching staff that has turned the program around in Class B.
The issue has formally been discussed for little over a month but the idea of eventually dissolving the cooperative agreement between Hazen and Beulah public schools concerning spring baseball started even as the agreement was being signed.