Killdeer FB spoils Bison homecoming
By Jarann Johnson
Last time Hazen faced Killdeer at home the results were disappointing. Killdeer came away with a victory and headed to the state finals.
Hazen was hoping for a different result this year. A win would have given them vengeance and the top seed in the playoffs. The revenge didn’t come and Killdeer spoiled homecoming 30-21.
Hazen got the start they wanted during the game. On Killdeer’s first offensive drive of the game Hayes LeMieux was intercepted by Jakob Parisien.
Parisien and the Hazen offense didn’t waste their chance to grab the first lead of the game. The Bison started their first drive 40 yards away from the end zone and scored on a 28-yard Mason Faut run.
The only sour note from the Bison’s strong start was their inability to convert on the extra-point kick.
Killdeer didn’t panic about being down by a score on the road early. Instead of falling into a state of panic Killdeer responded by crossing mid-field and relying on a strong run game to score.
Killdeer drove the ball 56 yards for a scoring drive. The drive was capped by a 20-yard Derek Tabor run. Killdeer kicker Dillan Jepson knocked in the extra-point for a 7-6 lead with 5 minutes and 27 seconds left in the opening period.