North Dakota Class B Games of the Week – Jan. 14-19
We’re in the dog days of January. Teams are rounding into their true forms while grinding through the thick of conference and region play. The top teams have seemingly separated from the packs though there are certainly challengers lurking. This…
We’re in the dog days of January. Teams are rounding into their true forms while grinding through the thick of conference and region play. The top teams have seemingly separated from the packs though there are certainly challengers lurking. This will be a big week in that regard.
Here are some of the top games:
Grafton/St. Thomas at Thompson – Tuesday, Jan. 15
The two favorites in Region 2 square off for a humdinger Tuesday when Grafton/St. Thomas heads to Thompson to take on the undefeated Tommies. Grafton has crushed North Dakota competition this season as has Thompson. Points will be at a premium in this one as the two teams are both among the best in the state defensively.
Kidder County at Linton/HMB – Friday, Jan. 18
Contenders in Region 3 go head-to-head Friday as Kidder County heads to Linton to take on the Lions. The two teams have a combined 25-1 record and both rank in the top-10 in the North Dakota QRF. On the stat sheet, these two teams are eerily similar, winning with stifling defense and enough offense. Neither allows more than 35 points per game and both score effectively around 55-60 a night.
Rugby at Carrington – Saturday, Jan. 19
This is a big week for Rugby. The Panthers just suffered their first loss of the season Saturday. Now they get three tough opponents this week. The final one may be the toughest as they head to Carrington to take on the Cardinals Saturday for an afternoon matchup. Carrington is 10-2 on the season and has a chance to be one of the top teams in Region 3. This one could be a fast-paced affair as both clubs boast talented offenses.