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Wolves go to 5-0 with 65-20 win over Bismarck

By Staff, 09/28/18 9:27 PM

BISMARCK – Prescott didn’t earn any brownie points Friday night as the Wolves demolished the Bismarck Lions 65-20.

The only reason the Lions managed to score was Bismarck’s first string was playing against Prescott’s second and third strings in the second half. By then, though, the game was over except for the final score. Prescott is now 5-0 on the season and 2-0 in5AAA play.

The Wolves won the toss to start the game and deferred to the second half. Instead of kicking the ball deep, Prescott went for, and recovered an onside kick at the Lion 43.

Ryan Johnson went to the air, connecting with Cam Cox for six on the first play of the game. The extra point made it 7-0 before fans could get comfortable in the stands, or get settled for that matter.

The Wolves tried another onside kick, but the Lions recovered at the Bismarck 48. It didn’t matter as the host team was unable to cross midfield and punted to the Wolf 31.

Prescott drove to the Lion 34, but ended up turning the ball over on downs after four straight incomplete passes.

It was three and out for the Lions with the punt going out of bounds at the Prescott 32. The Wolves covered the 68 yards in seven plays with Derrium ThompsonĀ  scoring on a 22-yard run. The PAT made it 14-0 and the Wolves were just getting warmed up.

Prescott recovered its onside kick attempt at the Lion 35. The Wolves drove to the Lion three before Johnson was picked off with the ball returned to the Bismarck 15.

Bismarck went backwards on three plays and punted to the Lion 38. However, Prescott was called for a personal foul and saw the ball moved to the Wolf 48.

Johnson hit Cox who fought to the three and Alex George finished the drive on the next play. The PAT made it 21-0 with 1:51 left in the opening period.

Bismarck recovered the squib kick at its 33 and drove to the Prescott 17 as the first quarter came to an end. The drive stalled with the Lions turning the ball over on downs as the second period began.

Prescott needed seven plays, scoring on a 23-yard run by George. The PAT made it 28-0 with 9:30 to go in the half, and it looking like the mercy rule would be in effect to start the second half.

The ensuing kick went into the end zone for a touchback, giving Bismarck the ball at its 20. Three plays later the Lions punted to Prescott with Cox fielding the kick at midfield and scampering to the end zone for six more, except for a flag and clipping call nullifying the score and putting the ball on the Wolf 35.

Johnson went to the air, finding Jordan Glass on a 65-yard touchdown strike. The snap was high, but fielded by Trey Rucker who found a receiver in the end zone for a two-point conversion to make it 36-0 with 8:15 showing.

The kick was returned to the 37, but the Lions offense again went in reverse and punted to midfield.

Three plays later Thompson found a gap in the middle of the field and raced to the Promised Land for six more. The PAT made it 43-0 with 5:48 remaining.

The Lions started at the Bismarck 30, drove to the 48 with the help of a personal foul called, but saw the drive end with Thompson picked off a pass, returning it to the Lion 45.

It took three plays for the Wolves to cover the distance. Johnson hit Glass with a 19-yard scoring strike with 3:52 to go. The extra point moved the score to 50-0 and insured the mercy rule would be in effect during the second half.

Bismarck turned the ball over on downs during its next possession, while the Wolves wound up punting to the Lion 30 as the first half came to an end.

The Lions recovered an onside kick attempt to start the second half at the Prescott 43 and scored three plays later on a five-yard run. The extra point made it 50-7.

Each team scored twice more in the game, though the Lions had their starters in the game, while Prescott substituted freely.

The Wolves will return to the friendly confines of Cummings Stadium Friday night to host the Buckaroos from Smackover. Before the game, though, the Prescott Kiwanis Club will be hosting a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. in the Prescott High School cafeteria so fans can fill up before heading to the game. Dine in and carryout are available.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.