September 30, 2015

Hazen football wins another

By Jarann Johnson

Coming into last Friday’s game the Hazen Bison knew that getting a win wasn’t going to be a challenge. Standing Rock entered the game with an 0-3 record and total of one offensive score.
The Hazen defense didn’t disappoint early on. Denzel Sanders recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown. Then Wyatt Carr returned an interception for a touchdown making the score 13-0.
The only bad for Hazen in the early going was one missed extra point by Payton Leintz. Leintz’s second extra-point attempt of the game was blocked.
The Hazen offense matched the defense’s execution with a few first quarter scores too. Mason Faut ran for an 18-yard score but wasn’t done visiting the end zone.
Faut found his way back into the end zone on the next drive with an 18-yard touchdown reception. Up 27-0 in the first quarter was a great spot but it wasn’t enough for Hazen.
Hazen’s defense scored off another turnover. This time the turnover came on a Chase Bruner interception. After Bruner intercepted the ball he returned it for a touchdown, making the score 34-0.
It was apparent the Hazen offense and defense were competing against themselves. The defense had three scores and the offense had two scores.
The Hazen offense scored on a 32-yard run making the score 40-0 in the first period. Carr was credited with the score and it meant the first team offense or defense wouldn’t be able to claim bragging right of who performed better during the game.
The offense recorded three first quarter scores and the defense did as well. After the dominating first quarter Hazen only scored two more times.
One score came on a safety by Jacob Klein and the second score came on a 48-yard run by Jacob Scheer. The Hazen defense allowed one score in the game – a 16-yard pass from Rhias Archambult to  Isaac Whitebull in the fourth quarter.

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