Big-play Bison shut out Cardinals in opener
Big-play Bison shut out Cardinals in opener Most football experts agree, whichever team wins the time of possession battle most often wins the game. The Hazen Bison, though, has found out whoever can score points in the blink of an eye usually comes out victorious. With an impressive scoring play average of 50-plus yards, the Bison big-played their way to a 22-0 season opening win over the visiting Carrington Cardinals Friday night.
The fireworks exploded early in the first quarter. After a Cardinal possession and punt, the Bison set up offense at their own 20-yard line a little over two minutes into the game. Fifteen seconds later the Bison would be on the scoreboard via an 80-yard touchdown run by the Bison’s fleet-footed junior lefty quarterback Brent Sorensen. Sorensen then passed to senior wideout Clay Brinkman for the two-point conversion to put the Bison up early 8-0. Action slowed the remainder of the first half, with both sides incurring penalties and losing several fumbles. Immediately following the halftime break, though, the Bison found they still had some lightning left in the bottle. Sorensen returned the second half’s opening kickoff across the 50-yard line. The very next play, senior tailback Chad Marshall took the handoff around the right end for a 40-yard touchdown run. After a failed two-point conversion, the Bison were up 14-0.