Beulah at Hillsboro/Central Valley

Beulah at Hillsboro/Central Valley

November 7, 2020 0


Beulah at Hillsboro/Central Valley (Football) YLE

The Beulah Miners advance to their second straight Dakota Bowl with a 21-6 victory against Hillsboro-Central Valley Saturday afternoon at the Hillsboro Sports Complex.  In a game where yards were difficult to come by turnovers proved to be the Burros undoing as HCV committed four turnovers, threee interceptions and one lost fumble. The Miners capitalized with all 21 points coming off turnovers. The Burros looked poised to strike first midway through the first quarter but a costly false start moved them back and HCV was turned over on downs. The normally run first Beulah offence got on the board with a pass play. Running back Nathan Battest got open on a seam route and out ran the defenders for a 90 yard touchdown reception. The score would stay that way until late in the second quarter when HCV got on the scoreboard. After Beulah failed on fourth down giving the Burros a short field Sam Preston barreled ahead from four yards to bring HCV within one heading into half time. The score would stay that way until the fourth  quarter. Turnovers would haunt HCV in the final frame. Still within a point the Burros committed their second turnover, a fumbled on a bad pitch between the quarterback and running back put Beulah deep into Burros territory. Nathan Battest would score his second touchdown of the game, this time in the ground and following a successful 2-Point conversion the Miners lead 15-6. On the ensuing HCV possession Battest stepped in front of a Sam Preston pass for his second interception of the game returning it inside the 15 yard line. Beulah sealed it from there as Trey Brandt snuck it in from a yard away to give the the Miners a 21-6 advantage. Brandt then added the exclamation point with his first interception of the game on a desperation throw from Preston in the games final minutes. Beulah ran out the clock from there to seal the victory and send them back to the FargoDome.  Hillsboro-Central Valley will end there season at 8-3 and prepare for next year in the newly created 11-B division. Beulah improves to 8-2 and will face Bismarck St. Mary’s for the state championship Friday afternoon in Dakota Bowl XXVIII.





Nathan Battest – 16 Att, 96 Yds, TD

Trapper Skalsky – 11 Att, 29 Yds

Dawson Zuroff – 11 Att, 22 Yds

Wayne Phelps – 3 Att, 3 Yds 

Mason Mellmer – 2 Att, 8 Yds 

Trey Brandt – 4 Att, 1 Yd, TD 


Nathan Battest – 1 Rec, 90 Yds, TD 

Trapper Skalsky – 1 Rec, 1 Yd


Trey Brandt – 2-5, 91 Yds, TD

154 Yards Rushing, 91 Yards Passing, 245 Yards Total Offense

1 Penalty – 10 Yards, 14 First Downs, 0 Turnovers




Sam Preston – 10 Att, 87 Yds, TD

Cole Hebl – 5 Att, 30 Yds

Gavin Mitzel – 8 Att, 27 Yds

Parker Gallagher – 1 Att, 13 Yds

Have Leshuk – 7 Att, 7 Yds


Gannon Limke – 1 Rec, 25 Yds

Nathan Rage – 1 Rec, 15 Yds 

Gavin Mitzel – 1 Rec, 12 Yds 

Cole Hebl – 1 Rec, 2 Yds 

Parker Gallagher – 1 Rec, 2 Yds 


Sam Preston – 5-10, 56 Yds, 3 IT

164 Yards Rushing, 56 Yards Passing, 220 Yards Total Offense 

3 Penalties – 35 Yards, 10 First Downs, 4 Turnovers 



Qtr 1

BHS 4:14 Nathan Battest 90 Yard TD reception from Trey Brandt (Eli Barbot PAT) 7-0

Qtr 2

HCV :48 Sam Preston 1 Yard TD run (2-Point Failed) 7-6 

Qtr 4

BHS 8:15 Nathan Battest 39 Yard TD Run (2-Point Conversion) 15-6

BHS 2:55 Trey Brandt 1 Yard TD Run (PAT Failed) 21-6 

H/CV coach Scott Olsen talks about the feeling of starting playoffs at home in front of home crowd (2452E)


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