WINIFRED — Grass Range-Winnett claimed the program’s first 6-Man South conference title by defeating Roy-Winifred 47-30 on Saturday afternoon in 6-Man football action.
Both teams entered the regular-season finale unbeaten, vying for the conference title and the conference’s No. 1 seed in the playoffs.
On the game’s first play, Grass Range-Winnett ran a little trickery. The Rams ran a double reverse that worked to perfection, springing Jacob Jessen for a 65-yard touchdown to put the Rangers up 6-0. But Roy-Winifred responded right away when Tyler Fordyce threw a 20-yard touchdown to Justin Stulc.
Fordyce gave the Outlaws a 14-6 lead when he dumped it off to Calvin Rowell, who found the end zone. But the Rangers would again respond. On fourth down, Zane Stahl escaped the pocket and scampered 30 yards for a touchdown, cutting the Roy-Winifred lead to 14-13.
Jessen’s second receiving touchdown of the day went 25 yards, giving the Rangers a 20-14 advantage.
With that 20-14 lead, special teams swung the momentum in the Rangers’ favor. Roy-Winifred was backed up in its own end zone trying to punt, but the Rangers blocked it for a safety to take a 22-14. Following the safety, Stahl ripped off another big touchdown run, this one as time expired in the first half, giving Grass Range-Winnett a 28-14 halftime advantage.
The Rangers went on to win 47-30 and claim the 6-Man South’s No. 1 seed in the playoffs. Grass Range-Winnett will host Westby-Grenora next week. Roy-Winifred will be the 6-Man South’s No. 2 seed and host East No. 3 Jordan.
Saturday football scores
Drummond-Philipsburg 62, Victor 0
Grass Range-Winnett 47, Roy-Winifred 30
Sunburst 45, Denton-Geyser-Stanford 14
Wibaux 41, Westby-Grenora 24
Chinook 12, Chester-Joplin-Inverness 8
Ekalaka at Jordan, 7 p.m.