Bemidji Football Falls in Section Championship Game to Moorhead


A.J. FELDMAN.>>>BEMIDJI AND MOORHEAD SQUARED OFF TONIGHT IN THE SECTION 8-5A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME THAT HAD ALL THE MAKINGS FOR AN INSTANT CLASSIC. A SNOWY NIGHT AT CHET ANDERSON STADIUM. TWO RIVAL SCHOOLS COMING OFF STATEMENT WINS IN THE SEMIS, AND BEMIDJI LOOKING TO REDEEM ITS ONLY LOSS OF THE SEASON, WHICH CAME IN THE REGULAR SEASON FINALE. BEMIDJI CAME OUT SLOW AND MOORHEAD TOOK ADVANTAGE IN THE FIRST HALF. SCORELESS IN THE FIRST. TREY HITS FOR THE WIDE OPEN TOUCHDOWN OVER THE MIDDLE. THEY TAKE A 7-0 LEAD. SAME SCORE AT THE END OF THE FIRST HALF. TO HIS TWIN BROTHER BRADY. THAT PUTS MOORHEAD UP AT THE HALF. BEMIDJI GOT ROLLING INTO THE SECOND AND THIRD. THE FUMBLE MAKES IT 14-6. FOURTH QUARTER, BEMIDJI DRIVING BRETT AIRS IT OUT. BEMIDJI IS MOVING ONCE AGAIN. LATER IN THE DRIVE, RUNNING THE OPTION, TAKES IT IN FROM 22 YARDS OUT. IT’S 14-12. TWO-POINT CONVERSION TIME NEEDED FOR THE TIE. THEY GIVE IT TO JAMES WILLIAMS ON THE REVERSE. A RACE TO THE SIDELINE AND HE WILL WIN THAT ONE. IT’S TIED UP AT 14-ALL. BEMIDJI WOULD GET THE BALL BACK TRYING TO TAKE THE LEAD. BRETT DROPS BACK. HE’S PICKED OFF BY KEENAN. IT’S MOORHEAD’S BALL. AFTER A LONG DRIVE, BEMIDJI GETS A STOP IN THE RED ZONE. MOORE HAD CONVERTS ON THE FIELD GOAL. THEY TAKE A THREE-POINT LEAD. LAST CHANCE FOR BEMIDJI. DOWN THREE IN LESS THAN THREE. UNABLE TO CONVERT. MOORHEAD TAKES ON DOWNS. THEY GET THE WIN 17-14.

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