Hazen wins, prepares for upcoming big game
By Jarann Johnson
Hazen Head Coach Bret Johnsrud lives by the “one week at a time” slogan. Last week’s Heart River game was a temptation to overlook their program saying.
Heart River entered the game with a losing record and stagnant offense. If Hazen showed up focused they were going to win, but if they showed up already looking forward to facing their next opponent, the Killdeer Cowboys, then they might get caught off guard and fall.
Hazen didn’t get caught off guard and topped Heart River 41-21.
The first quarter started like plenty of other games this season. Hazen senior quarterback Wyatt Carr proved tough to bring down and recorded two first quarter touchdowns.
Heart River trailed 15-0 after one quarter of play, but that’s when things changed from normal for Hazen. Trace Jacobson, Heart River starting quarterback, found Dion Madler for a 28 yard touchdown pass, cutting Hazen’s lead in half.
Hazen didn’t let the score ruin their momentum and reeled off 28 unanswered points to build a 41-7 lead in the third quarter. Heart River never recovered and fell 41-21.