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AA Semifinals

Bismarck St. Mary's 28, Hillsboro-CV 6

Nov. 5, 2016, 3 p.m. CT
MDU Resources Community Bowl, Bismarck, N.D.

​​​​​Team

1st2nd3rd4thTotal
Central Cass06006

St. Mary's

1477028


Scoring Summary

SM: Luke Kambeitz 14-yard pass from Cole Gendreau; Joel Huber kick
SM: Cole Spies 4-yard run; Huber kick
CC: Max Farquhar 7-yard run; kick blocked
SM: Kambeitz 41-yard pass from Gendreau; Huber kick
SM: Kurt Dickhut 3-yard run; Huber kick

Team stats                                     CC                           SM
First downs                                     15                             10
Rush-yards                                    29-32                       35-99
Pass Yards                                    186                           103
Total Yards                                     218                           202
Fumbles-lost                                 5-4                             2-2
Punts-Yds.                                     4-33                          6-38
Penalty-Yds.                                 6-29                           9-76

Individual stat leaders
Rushing

CC: Andrew Jahnke 19-32 yards; Braeden Knutson 5-21 yards; Max Farquhar 2-11 yards, TD; SM: Kurt Dickhut 17-59 yards, TD; Cole Spies 7-31 yards, TD; Jonah Krebs 2-7 yards; Cole Gendreau 7-4 yards
Passing
CC: Jonah Leitz 19-35-0 for 178 yards; Farquar 1-1-0 for 8 yards; Jahnke 0-1-0 for 0 yards; SM: Gendreau 5-17-0 for 103 yards, 2 TD
Receiving
CC: Tate Camas 5-54 yards; Jahnke 3-43 yards; Farquhar 5-38 yards; Dre Roden 5-34 yards; SM: Luke Kambeitz 3-54 yards, 2 TD; John Nordberg, 1-42 yards; Krebs 1-7 yards
Notes: The 202 yards of total offense was a season low for SM…This was the second-ever playoff meeting between the teams, St. Mary’s def. Central Cass in 2014…St. Mary’s Kurt Dickhut has rushed for  TD in nine of 10 games...Since 2013, SM is 8-1 in the postseason
Records: Central Cass, 5-5 Overall; 4-3 AA East Region; St. Mary’s, 10-0 Overall; 7-0 AA West Region

Bismarck St. Mary's 42, Stanley-Powers Lake 8

Oct. 7, 2016, 5 p.m. CT
MDU Resources Community Bowl, Bismarck, N.D.

Bismarck St. Mary's 42, Watford City 0

Sept. 30, 2016, 7 p.m. CT
Fred Fridley Field, Watford City, N.D.

​​​​​​Team

1st2nd3rd4thTotal
Wahpeton00000

Bismarck St. Mary's

7621741


Scoring Summary

SM: Jonah Krebs 45 run (Joel Huber kick)
SM: Luke Kambeitz 17 pass from Cole Gendreau (kick failed)
SM: Cole Spies 8 run (Huber kick)
SM: Kurt Dickhut 44 Run (Huber kick)
SM: Gendreau 62 run (Huber kick)
SM: Spies 20 run (Huber kick)


Team Stats                                   W            SM

First Downs                                   2               19

Rush Yards                                   42            347

Pass Yards                                    19            86

Total Yards                                    60           433

Fumbles-Lost                               2-1           0-0

Interceptions                                3               0

Punts-Yds                                   8-31          4-36

Penalty-Yds.                               4-20          5-35


Individual Stat Leaders
Rushing

W: Aaron Deike 13-42 yards; Kyle Bjugstad 7-13 yards; SM:
Cole Gendreau, 11-108 yards; Jared Klein, 7-73 yards; Kurt Dickhut, 11-70 yardsL Jonah Krebs, 6-55 yards; Cole Spies, 7-39 yards
Passing
W: Tyler Breuer, 4-14-3 for 19 yards; SM: Gendreau 7-16-0 for 86 yards.
Receiving
W: Kyle Bjugstad 2-11 yards; Carl Bjugstad, 1-6; Dennis Calderon, 1-2; SM: Luke Kambeitz, 3-38 yards; Hudson Bradley, 1-21 yards; John Nordberg, 1-12 yards; Jacob Scheettz, 1-8; Krebs, 1-7 yards

Notes: St. Mary's out-gained Wahpeton 433-60 in total offense...SM led just 7-0 with a minute left in the first half.

Records: St. Mary's, 2-0 Overall; 0-0 AA West Region; Wahpeton, 0-2 Overall; 0-0 AA East Region

​​​​​Team

1st2nd3rd4thTotal
Kindred60006

St. Mary's

02813647


Scoring Summary
K: Brock Benson 7-yard pass from Ethan Lingen; pass failed
SM: Kurt Dickhut 1-yard run; Joel Huber kick
SM: Cole Spies 5-yard run; Huber kick
SM: Dickhut 26-yard run; Huber kick
SM: Cole Spies 29-yard pass from Cole Gendreau; Huber kick
SM: Spies 6-yard run; kick no good
SM: Dickhut 25-yard run; Huber kick
SM: Gendreau 1-yard run; kick no good


Team stats                            K                      SM
First downs                             10                    26
Rush-Yards                             18- (-)19        59-388
Pass Yards                              130                 29
Total yards                              111                  417
Fumbles-lost                          1-0                   2-1
Interceptions                           0                      2
Punts-Yds                               5-37                2-30
Penalty-Yds                            4-20                6-50


Individual stat leaders
Rushing

K: Derek Houska 5-5 yards; Michael Hall, 1-5 yards; Brock Benson 1-4 yards; Nick Zink 1 (-)5; Ethan Lingen 10 (-)28; SM: Kurt Dickhut 32-234 yards, 3 TD; Cole Spies, 10-96 yards, 2 TD; Cole Gendreau 8-31 yards, TD; Dawson Dosch 3-13 yards; Jacob Scheetz 3-10 yards; Jared Klein, 3-4 yards
Passing
K: Lingen 14-28-2 for 130 yards, TD; SM: Gendreau 1-1-0 for 29 yards, TD
Receiving
K: Zink 8-91 yards; Houska 4-22 yards; Benson 2-17 yards, TD; SM: Spies 1-29 yards, TD
Defensive leaders
K: Benson, 9 tackles; Josh Dura, 8 tackles; Lingen, 4 tackles; SM: Ian Brown, 4 tackles; John Nordberg, 4 tackles; Spies, 4 tackles; Samuel Harris, 3 tackles; Samuel Schweitzer, 3 tackles; Jack Barry, 3 tackles
Notes: This was St. Mary’s eighth over state championship and third in last four years…St. Mary’s trailed for just the second time this season…The 41 point victory margin matched a season high…SM is 44-3 in its last four seasons…SM outrushed Kindred 388 to a negative 19 yards…Kindred was playing in its first state championship game…St. Mary’s Cole Spies was name AA senior athlete of the year…St. Mary’s Dan Smrekar was AA coach of the year.
Records: Kindred, 9-3 Overall; 7-2 East Region; St. Mary’s, 12-0 Overall; 7-0 West Region

​​​​​Team

1st2nd3rd4thTotal
Stanley-Powers Lake00088

St. Mary's

14147742


Scoring Summary
SM: Kurt Dickhut 21-yard run; Joel Huber kick
SM: Dickhut 17-yard run; Huber kick
SM: Cole Spies 5-yard run; Huber kick
SM: Dickhut 10-yard run; Huber kick
SM: Luke Kambeitz 80-yard kick return; Huber kick
SM: Jacob Scheetz 1-yard run; Huber kick
SPL: Terek Enget 7-yard run; Enget run
Individual Stat Leaders

Rushing

SM:Kurt Dickhut 13-146 yards, TD; Jacob Scheetz 5-53 yards, TD; Cole Spies 6-52 yards; TD

Passing

SM: Cole Gendreau 29 yards
Notes: St. Mary’s has outscored its first five W. Region opponents 213-48…St. Mary’s has won 28 of its last 30 games...SM's Kurt Dickhut has rushed for 13 TDs.
Records: Stanley-Powers Lake, 1-6 Overall; 1-4 AA West Region; St. Mary’s, 7-0 Overall; 5-0 AA West Region

Bismarck St. Mary's 41, Wahpeton 0 (nc)

Sept. 2, 2016, 5 p.m. CT

MDU Resources Community Bowl, Bismarck, N.D.

​​​​​​​​​​​Team

1st2nd3rd4thTotal
St. Mary's21147749

Central Dakota

006612


Scoring Summary
SM: Cole Spies 75-yard kickoff return; Joel Huber kick
SM: Jacob Scheetz 70-yard pass from Cole Gendreau; Huber kick
SM: Spies 27-yard run; Huber kick
SM: Dawson Dosch 5-yard run; Huber kick
SM: Mason Spies 1-yard run; Kurt Dickhut
SM: Gendreau 1-yard run; Huber kick
CD: Evan Trostad 19-yard pass from David Fletcher
CD:  Fletcher 6-yard run; kick failed
SM: Huber 2-yard run
Notes: St. Mary’s clinched the No. 1 seed from the AA West Region with the win…St. Mary’s is averaging 40.1 points per game…SM’s Cole Spies recorded his second kickoff return for a touchdown this season.
Records: St. Mary’s, 8-0 Overall; 6-0 W Region AA; Central Dakota 0-8 Overall; 0-6 W. Region AA

AAA Dakota Bowl

Bismarck St. Mary's 47, Kindred 6

Nov. 11, 2016, 3:30 p.m. CT
Fargodome, Fargo, N.D.

​​​​​Team

1st2nd3rd4thTotal
Bismarck St. Mary's71414742

Watford City

00000


Scoring Summary

SM: John Nordberg 11-yard pass from Cole Gendreau; Joel Huber kick
SM: Cole Spies 16-yard run; Huber kick
SM: Spies 4-yard run; Huber kick
SM: Kurt Dickhut 4-yard run; Huber kick
SM: Dickhut 47-yard run; Huber kick
SM: Jared Klein 1-yard run; Huber kick

Individual stat leaders
Rushing

SM: Kurt Dickhut 17-110 yards, 2 TD; WC: Kason Hartel, 13-33 yards
Passing
SM: Cole Gendreau 9-14 for 81 yards, TD; Hunter Schwartzenberg 8-21 for 39 yards
Receiving
SM: John Nordberg 5-64 yards, TD; WC: Brett Skarda 3-19 yards
Notes: St. Mary’s is averaging 42.75 points per game in region play...Four different SM players scored touchdowns
Records: St. Mary’s, 6-0 Overall; 4-0 AA West Region; Watford City, 4-2 Overall; 3-1 AA West Region

​​​​​​​​​​​Team

1st2nd3rd4thTotal
Valley City0601420

St. Mary's

14197940


Scoring Summary
SM: Kurt Dickhut 7-yard run; Joel Huber kick
SM: Dickhut 47-yard run; Huber kick
SM: Dickhut 2-yard run; Huber kick
SM: Cole Spies 24-yard pass from Cole Gendreau; kick failed
VC: Justin Manson 40-yard pass from Levi Nix; run failed
SM: Spies 75-yard kickoff return; kick failed
SM: Joseph Richter blocked punt and recovery in end zone; Huber kick
VC: Anthony Capistran 60-yard pass from Nix; run good
VC: Nate Rodriguez 12-yard run; run failed
Notes: St. Mary’s finished the regular season with a perfect 9-0 record…Cole Spies returned a kickoff for a TD for a second straight game…St. Mary’s Kurt Dickhut rushed for the game’s first three scores.
Records: Valley City 5-4 Overall; 3-4 West Region AA; St. Mary’s, 9-0 Overall; 7-0 West Region AA

​​​​​Team

1st2nd3rd4thTotal
St. Mary's14143738

Beulah

700613


Scoring Summary

SM: Cole Gendreau 16-yard run; Joe Huber kick
SM: Cole Spies 11-yard interception return; Huber kick
B: Derek Ferebee 78-yard kickoff return; Mikey Morris kick
SM: Kurt Dickhut 4-yard run; Huber kick
SM: Dickhut 4-yard run; Huber kick
SM: Huber 24-yard field goal
SM: Dickhut 30-yard run; Huber kick
B: Matt Schnabel 39-yard run; kick failed

Team Stats                                   SM            B

Rush Yards                                   310            -

Pass Yards                                     40             -

Total Yards                                      50            -

Individual Stat Leaders
Rushing

SM:Kurt Dickhut 20-16 yards, 3 TD; Cole Spies 3-50 yards; Cole Gendreau, 5-31 yards, TD
Passing

SM: Gendreau 4-5 for 40 yards
Receiving

​NA


Notes: The game featured the top two ranked teams in AA (No. 1 St. Mary’s; No. 2 Beulah)...The win snapped a two-game losing streak to Beulah...SM’s Kurt Dickhut rushed for three touchdowns...SM put up 350 yards of total offesne.
Records: St. Mary's, 3-0 Overall; 1-0 AA West; Beulah, 2-1 Overall; 0-1 AA West

Bismarck St. Mary's 18, Fargo Shanley 7 (nc)

​Aug. 26, 2016, 7 p.m.

Fargo Shanley High School, Fargo, N.D.

Bismarck St. Mary's 43, Dickinson Trinity 7

Sept. 24, 2016, 6:30 p.m. CT
MDU Resources Community Bowl, Bismarck N.D.

​​​​​Team

1st2nd3rd4thTotal
Dickinson Trinity07007

St. Mary's

14920043


Scoring Summary

SM: Jacob Scheetz blocked punt return; Joel Huber kick
SM: Cole Spies 7-yard run; Huber kick
SM: Huber 27-yard field goal
DT: Lucas Jones 89-yard run; Alex Scherr kick
SM: Kurt Dickhut 39-yard run; kick failed
SM: Spies 9-yard run; Huber kick
SM: Dickhut 2-yard run; Huber kick
SM: Spies 15-yard pass from Cole Gendreau; kick failed

Team stats                                         D                     S
First downs                                          8                     17
Rush-Yards                                        22-99             44-309
Pass Yards                                         87                   25
Total Yards                                         186                 334
Fumbles Lost                                     1-1                  0-0
Interceptions                                      1                      1
Penalty-Yards                                   6-37                6-35

Individual stat leaders
Rushing

DT: Lucas Jones, 10-86 yards; Dawson Kram, 10-22 yards; SM: Kurt Dickhut 16-134 yards, 2 TD; Cole Spies 10-81 yards, 3 TD; Cole Gendreau 8-32 yards; Jared Klein 6-28 yards; Jonah Krebs 3-23 yards; Jacob Scheetz, 1-11 yards.
Passing: DT: Jones 8-21-1 for 87 yards; SM: Gendreau 2-7-1 for 25 yards, TD
Receiving
DT: Kuntz 4-24 yards; Noah Sickler, 3-44 yards; Logan Karsky 1-19 yards; SM: Spies 1-15 yards, TD; Luke Kambeitz, 1-10 yards

Notes: St. Mary’s outgained D. Trinity 309-99 in total offense...It was St. Mary’s Homecoming...St. Mary’s Joel Huber kicked his second field goal of the season...SM’s Cole Spies blocked two punts...The game featured two teams ranked in the latest AA polls (No. 1 St. Mary’s and No. 5 Dick. Trinity)
Records: Dickinson Trinity, 3-2 Overall; 2-1 AA West; St. Mary’s, 5-0 Overall; 3-0 AA West

Bismarck St. Mary's 49, Central Dakota 12

Oct. 7, 2016, 5 p.m. CT
MDU Resources Community Bowl, Bismarck, N.D.

AA Quarterfinals

Bismarck St. Mary's 28, Central Cass 6

Oct. 29, 2016, 6 p.m. CT
MDU Resources Community Bowl, Bismarck, N.D.

Bismarck St. Mary's 38, Beulah 13 

Sept. 9, 2016, 7 p.m. CT

Beulah Riverside Park, Beulah, N.D.

​​​​Team

1st2nd3rd4thTotal
Bismarck St. Mary's6001218

Fargo Shanley

70007


Scoring Summary

FS:Haley Bucholz 49-yard pass from Kadin Kueneman

SM: Cole Spies 12-yard; kick failed

SM: C.Spies 57-yard run; run failed

SM: Kurt Dickhut 18-yard run; kick failed

Notes: St. Mary's defeated Fargo Shanley for a sixth straight time...F Shanley led 7-6 at halftime.

Records: St. Mary's, 1-0 Overall; 0-0 AA West Region; Fargo Shanley, 0-1 Overall; 0-0 AA East Region

St. Mary's Saints Football

Bismarck St. Mary's 40, Valley City 20

Oct. 21, 2016, 6 p.m. CT
MDU Resources Community Bowl, Bismarck, N.D.

​​​​​Team

1st2nd3rd4thTotal
Hillsboro-CV00066

St. Mary's

7714028


Scoring Summary

SM: John Nordberg 6-yard pass from Cole Gendreau; Joel Huber kick
SM: Kurt Dickhut 2-yard run; Huber kick
SM: Dickhut 13-yard run; Huber kick
SM: Dickhut 5-yard run; Huber kick
HCV: Grant Skager 20-yard run; run failed

Team stats                             H                               SM
First downs                             7                               19
Rush-Yards                           27-90                        55-278
Pass Yards                            122                            58
Total Yards                             212                          336
Fumble lost                             0                              1
Interceptions Gained            0                              3
Punts-Yds                               5-36                        4-40
Penalty-Yds.                           5-30                        7-60

Individual stat leaders
Rushing

HCV: Grant Skager 7-57 yards, TD; Tayson Ambuehl 9-37 yards; Kyle Henningsgard 2-8 yards; Mark Hastings 3-2 yards; SM: Kurt Dickhut 32-204 yards, 3 TD; Jacob Scheetz 9-24 yards; Jonah Krebs 3-18 yards; Dawson Dosch 2-13 yards; Cole Spies 3-10 yards; Cole Gendreau 6-8 yards
Passing
HCV: Troftgruben 7-12-1 for 122 yards; Henningsgard 0-1-1 for 0 yards; Ambuehl 0-1-1 for 0 yards; Gendreau 4-12-0 for 58 yards, TD
Receiving
HCV: Henningsgard 4-107 yards; SM: Jason Nordberg 1-6 yards
Notes: St. Mary’s reached the AA Dakota Bowl for a third time in the last four seasons…The Saints won their second straight playoff game by a 28-6 score…Hillsboro-CV played without senior quarterback Austin Reed who was injured in the quarterfinal win over Dickinson Trinity…SM senior Kurt Dickhut rushed for 204 yards and 3 scores…Game time temperatures were in the mid-70s
Records: Hillsboro-CV 7-3 Overall; 5-2 AA East Region; St. Mary’s, 11-0 Overall; 7-0 AA West Region 

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Bismarck St. Mary's 48, TMCHS (Belcourt) 20

Sept. 17, 2016, 1:30 p.m. CT

TMCHS High School Field, Belcourt, N.D.

​​​​​Team

1st2nd3rd4thTotal
St. Mary's27147048

TMCHS 

0601420


Scoring Summary

SM: Cole Gendreau 26-yard run; kick failed
SM: Cole Spies 18-yard run; Joey Huber, kick
SM: Jacob Scheetz, 33-yard run; Huber kick
SM: Kurt Dickhut 6-yard run; Huber kick
SM: Spies 19-yard run; Huber kick
TM: Jackson Davis 24-yard pass from Mike Brien; kick failed
SM: Spies 64-yard kickoff return; Huber kick
SM: Spies 11-yard run; Huber kick
TM: Travis LaRocque 1-yard run; kick failed
TM: Davis 20-yard pass from Brien; LaRocque run

Notes: St. Mary’s scored the game’s first 34 points...SM’s Cole Spies rushed for three scores...TMCHS’ Jackson Davis had two TD receptions
Records: St. Mary’s, 4-0 Overall; 2-0 AA West Region; TMCHS (Belcourt) 1-3 Overall; 0-2 AA West Region
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