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Page 8 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2. I, 2015 By Kevin Skavhaug "Support your local Sheriff" That was a great movie. They don't make them like that anymore but thank goodness for digital access. But no. this article isn't about sheriffs or movies. But it is about support. The other day I was watching highlights from last year's state championship football game at the Alerus Center with a student who had access to the website that stores various high school sports footage. And while the highlights were enjoyable to watch, something else caught lny eye on one particular play that leads me to why I'm writing this article today. The play was the one in which Levi Cudmore threw a halfback pass to Cadyn Hunter in the end zone for a touchdown. At the time it was a game tying score. Levi would add the extra point kick to give the Aggies a 19- 18 lead; one of course they never relinquished. On that play, off in the far comer of the end zone, I hap- pened to notice that the next team to play was standing there watching the game at field level. When we scored that touchdown the players from that team and a coach went crazy, just as every Ag- gie fan did. The team? The Cavalier Tornadoes. Cavalier was waiting to take the field as they would play in their own championship game right after ours was over. I think it was the arm pumping coach that caught my eye. And then I thought, "you know, that's pretty cool." A rival in other sports there cheering for our suc- cess. I'd like to think we re- turned the favor as they went on to win their second straight state championship about two hours after we had won ours. Many of us still relive that day in the Alerus Center. On that day we produced our first state championship in almost 100 years. After- wards, every player and coach has said over and over that without the tremendous support of our fans through- out the playoffs, that dream probably wouldn't have come true. Little did we know we had support from places not perhaps expected. As this year's football and volleyball playoffs begin, it might be a nice gesture to support the kids from the towns close to us when they compete against teams not from our area. Makes for good neighbors. Makes for good lnemories too. Don't miss an issue wcpress @ polarcomm.com P.O. Box 49 Park River, ND 58270 Photos: Larry Bid Left: Aggies Jackson Hankey looks for a block to spring Cadyn Hunter loose for a good gain. Jackson himself scored ree touchdowns in the Aggies 58-14 win. Right: Park River-FordviUe- Lankin Aggies Caclyn Hunter breaks a tackle as he heads to the end zone. Cadyn ran a interception back 70 yards for a touchdown and ran one in from 10 yards as the Aggies downed Harvey-Wells County 58-14 Friday night in Park River. The Aggies end the regular season ranked no. 1 in the state finishing undefeated. The Aggies have a bye in the ti t round of the playoffs, which start this Saturday. Below: Gotchat Agcjies Matthew Dobmeier makes a shirt tackle on Harvey-Wells County Hornets Walker Schmidt. O By Kevin Skavhaug of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- It's been awhile since an Aggie foot- ball team has won a region foot- ball title. We might be talking ge- ologic here. But by anyone's ac- count, it hasn't happened since maybe back in the 20's or 40's. But Friday night that all changed. Park River-Fordville-Lankin ran the table in this year's regular sea- son schedule, capping off eight straight wins with an impressive 58-12 win over the Hmwey-Wells County Hornets. This game started as one of those games where if you're giv- en lemons, you might as well make lemonade. The Aggies l ailed to cover the ttomets' opening on side kick and found themselves on defense at their own 40 yard line. But on Harvey-Wells County's very first play from scrimmage, Cadyn Hunter jumped an out- route and picked off the pass. Hunter took it 70 yards the other way for the game's first score just 15 seconds into the game. The next Harvey-Wells Coun- ty possession almost ended as badly. After the Aggie defense forced a three and out, Spencer Re- hovsky blocked the Hornet punt and the Aggies recovered it at the Hornet 15-yard line. Harvey-Wells County dodged a bullet however when they recovered a Hunter they forced another Hornet punt 4 yards out. His kick made it a 13- fumble at the goal line to keep the and then an eight play, 45-yard 0 game. Harvey-Wells County score at 6-0. The Aggies would drive did result in a score when would answer with a score late in score quickly from there though as Levi Cudmore scampered in from the quarter after a nice 70-yard driver of their own. It was 13 -6 af- ter one quarter of play. The Aggies would make it 21- 6 with a Jackson Hankey four yard touchdown run and a Nick Lind- gren catch on the conversion. Hankey would score on the next Aggie possession when he hauled in a Cudmore screen pass and cruised to a 60-yard touchdown running through a Harvey-Wells County would be tackler at the 30. Daman Flaten would set up the next Aggie score. Flaten, who had sat out two weeks with a sprained ankle, took a Cudmore pass in stride tbr a 70-yard gain to the Hornet 15. Cudmore'v ould< end the drive with a 3-yard run. The halftime score was 36-6. In the second half it was Han- key picking up TD number three on the night with a 10-yard run. Brendan Carter would score from 8 yards out and to round out the Aggie scoring it was Zach Bosh going in from 10 yards out. Har- vey-Wells County would add a late TD to make it 58-12. The Aggies will now begin their defense of their state title and number one ranking when they host the winner of Northern Cass/Harvey-Wells County game in two weeks. That game will be played in Park River on Saturday, Oct 31 at a time to be determined. Photos: Larry Bid Above: Grafton Spoilers Jillian Hanson returns a shot at the net. The Spoilers fell to the Titans, 25-17, 28-26, and 25-20 in Drayton. Left: T ans Taylor Reilly puts back a shot at the net over two Spoiler defenders. 4