The Wildcat football team took a tough 43-28 conference loss to Ellsworth (ECC), the second place team in the Midwest Conference team on Saturday.
At the half it was still anyone’s game as the Cats were down 10 points 15-25. NDSCS battled throughout the second half but a critical two point conversion after scoring and an interception on the next Wildcat drive game proved to be much. The Scott’s Electric Player-of-the-Game which was chosen by the NDSCS radio announcers were Claude Garrett, Calumet City, Ill., and Johntae Outten, Portsmouth, VA., as they both had solid offensive plays throughout the game.
Josh Hansana was the solo quarter back for the Cats and played well while completing 22 of 34 passes, with a total of 359 yards. Garrett, a 6-3 wide receiver had a total of 165 yards received out of 7 attempts which also accounted for two touchdowns. Outten, also a 6-3 wide receiver counted for a touchdown with 91 yards received.
Brady Kortes had an impressive day while leading the Wildcats on the defensive end with 19 tackles, 6 unassisted. Trey Sims, Duluth, Ga., again contributed with 17 total tackles, 5 unassisted. Andrew Bewley, Missoula, Mont., added 11 tackles.
The NDSCS football record moved to 3-4. The Wildcats travel to Fort Dodge, Iowa, on Saturday to play an important conference game against Iowa Central Community College. This game is pre-empted and will not be on the radio as KBMW will be broadcasting the Wahpeton Husky state play-off game.