Mandan News

Braves win homecoming with shutout

Connor Leingang gets congratulated after he picked off Williston's quarterback Markus Noeske and then returned it 35 yards for six points, in Mandan's 18-0 victory during its Homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 21. Rick Scharf photo

 

The Braves were able to cap off Homecoming this year with a shutout victory over the Williston Coyotes on Sept. 21.

Mandan got into the end zone twice and kept Williston silent, as the Braves rolled to an 18-0 win. Mandan quarterback Ross Effertz completed 4 of 13 passes for 36 yards to help give Mandan 210 yards of total offense.

It was Mandan’s defense that got the team on the board. Connor Leingang picked off Williston quarterback Markus Noeske in the first quarter and returned it 35 yards for the touchdown.

The Braves scored again in the second quarter, as defenseman Nathan Schmidt picked up a fumble by Noeske and turned it into six points with a 40-yard run.

Mandan’s offense added another score in the final quarter, as Matt Ziemann scored on a 22-yard run. Ziemann had a strong game on the field, taking 20 carries for 108 yards in the win.

 

Mandan 18, Williston 0

Sept. 21

at Mandan

Williston 0 0 0 0 – 0

Mandan    6 6 0 6 – 18

First quarter

Mandan – Connor Leingang 35 interception return (kick failed), 0.0.

Second quarter

Mandan – Nathan Schmidt 40 fumble return (run failed), 11:20.

Third quarter

No scoring.

Fourth quarter

Mandan – Matt Ziemann 22 run (kick failed), 1:57.

Team statistics

Williston Mandan

First downs 9 11

Rushes-yards 37-89 40-190

Passing yards 58 26

Comp-Att-Int 5-21-2 4-13-0

Total yards 147 210

Penalties-yards 2-25 4-25

Fumbles-lost 4-4 3-3

Individual statistics

Rushing: Williston – Paul Michaelson 12-45, Markus Noeske 18-21, Bradey Miller 2-14, Cody Hughes 5-9. Mandan – Matt Ziemann 20-108, Tyler Sadowsky 3-23, David Payne 1-20, Brady Zittleman 1-16, Brady Skytland 5-12, Cullen Gress 1-6, Nathan Schmidt 2-3, Ross Effertz 6-1, Cam Christopherson 1-1.

Passing: Williston – Noeske 5-20-1, 58 yards, Jayden Ferguson 0-1-1, 0 yards. Mandan – Effertz 4-13-0, 26 yards.

Receiving: Williston – Hyrum Gentry 3-46, Isaac Erickson 1-8, Michaelson 1-4. Mandan – David White 1-20, Schmidt 2-9. Ziemann 1-(minus 3).

Interceptions: Mandan – Connor Leingang, Daniel Peterson.

Record: Mandan 1-2 West Region, 2-3 overall.