Tom Mix, Published August 27 2013
West Fargo Sheyenne JV gets football program under way with game at KindredKINDRED, N.D. – West Fargo Sheyenne officially started its year-long acclimation to playing North Dakota high school football on Tuesday evening.
The first test put in front of the Mustangs was a road game against Kindred at Jerlow Field. Kindred claimed a 51-16 victory, however, Sheyenne’s journey to becoming a Class 3A varsity program in 2014 is now in motion.
“They were a little intimidated,” Sheyenne head coach Jeremy Newton said of the Mustangs. “That is to be expected, but I was proud of the team. They didn’t quit. They did a lot of good things that I liked, which we will try to build on. We have a long ways to go from an execution point.”
Sheyenne is competing as a junior varsity program in 2013 and features a roster of 35 players, all of which are either freshmen or sophomores.
The Mustangs’ youth showed on Tuesday.
Kindred didn’t cut Sheyenne any slack scoring on its second play from scrimmage when senior quarterback Eric Bachmeier connected with junior wide receiver Jordan Staton for a 61-yard touchdown pass.
Bachmeier paced the Vikings (1-0) on offense rushing for 109 yards and three touchdowns on nine carries. The 6-foot-2 quarterback also was 3 of 6 passing for 79 yards and two touchdowns.
“We did a little bit of everything,” Bachmeier said of the Vikings offense. “We were playing fast. We made a few mistakes here and there, but overall our receivers and offensive line executed.”
Skyler Angeles and Cole Setter each scored rushing touchdowns for the Mustangs.
Angeles finished with 149 yards rushing on nine carries, including a 73-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
“He did a great job all night,” Newton said of Angeles. “He was one of our top tacklers on defense and our top rusher on offense.”
Kindred led 43-8 at halftime.
“I think we did some things really well offensively,” Kindred head coach Cody Kittelson said. “We came out and attacked and did exactly what we wanted to do on our first possession.”
Kittelson said his team tired after the first two possessions, which is something he plans to address prior to the Vikings’ next game against Minot Ryan on Sept. 6.
Newton also plans to use what he saw on Tuesday and continue Sheyenne’s progression as a team.
“We are going to continue to do what we have been,” Newton said. “We will get a little better each week. These guys have only been at it since August 14th so we still have a long way to go.”
S 0 8 6 2 – 16
K 16 27 0 8 – 51
K–Staton 61 pass from Bachmeier (Staton pass from Bachmeier)
K–Bachmeier 3 run (kick failed)
K–Bachmeier 49 run (kick failed)
K–Cramer 20 pass from Bachmeier (Moffet kick)
S–Angeles 73 run (Ringdahl pass from Roehrich)
K–Bachmeier 26 run (Moffet kick)
K–Moffet 38 pass from Andel (Moffet kick)
S–Setter 1 run (run failed)
K–Andel 7 run (Collins pass from Andel)
RUSHING: S, Setter 16-77, Roehrich 9-2, Angeles 9-149, Blasczyk 3-27, Shorma 1-10, Mahnke 2-(-6). K, Tallakson 8-55, Bachmeier 9-109, Cramer 3-36, N. Freitag 1-6, Collins 1-8, Thompson 1-3, Zink 2-22, Casey 1-10, Andel 5-37, Houska 1-(-4).
PASSING: S, Roehrich 1-5-0–11. K, Bachmeier 3-6-0–79, Andel 1-4-0–38.
RECEIVING: S, Anderson 1-11. K, Staton 2-59, Cramer 1-20, Moffet 1-38.
Readers can reach Forum reporter
Tom Mix at (701) 241-5562