Soarin’ with the Bluehawks: Week 2

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Dickinson State Football was within one score of Montana Western. That was until the fourth quarter when the Blue Hawks gave up 16 points. Jamie Council takes us soaring with the Bluehawks about what adjustments need to be made.

(Pete Stanton, Head Coach) “Even though it was 13-6 at the end of the third quarter, they hit a couple scores on us in the fourth quarter because we got worn down a little bit and that ended up being the difference.”

This week, the Bluehawks return some personnel on defense, coming back from minor injuries during camp, and a loss to start the season isn’t a big deal, considering conference games don’t start for another three weeks.

(Pete Stanton, Head Coach) “Just get better between your first and second game and that’s just what we’re really focusing on.”

Their next opponent? Valley City. Also, the home opener for the Blue Hawks.

(Austin Brown, Sr. WR — Buffalo, SD) “They are a very veteran team. Really well-coached. They aren’t going to make many mistakes, so we got to be ready to go this Saturday. Hopefully, we draw a big crowd out here and put on a show for the home fans and come out with a W.”

But possession is one this that needs to be addressed. Dickinson only had about 20% ball possession last weekend — Struggling for first downs, Passing able to convert 6 while the running game only converted 3 compared to Montana Western’s 17. Jed Fike led the Bluehawks rush, also his first game for Dickinson.

(Jed Fike, Fr. RB — Harrison, MT) “Chemistry. Personally, I’m trying to get better relationships with our linemen.”

Soaring with the Bluehawks, Jamie Council, KX Sports.

Although Valley City is in Dickinson’s conference, this weekend’s game doesn’t count toward their conference record. Kickoff is this Saturday at 2 PM MT in Dickinson.

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