Dallmann leads JHS football to victory
Last week, Jamestown High School running back Aaron Mack ran for 73 yards on 14 carries during a 20-13 loss to Central Cass. But this time it was Brandon Dallmann's turn Thursday night in Belcourt against hosting Turtle Mountain.
Dallmann, the running back, scored on three big runs as the fifth-ranked Blue Jays cruised to a 46-14 victory over the Braves. Jamestown is now 2-2 on the year, including being undefeated on the road, while Turtle Mountain drops to 2-2.
"The guys did a really nice job tonight in all three phases of the game," said Blue Jay coach Bill Nelson. "We gave up a couple plays but for the most part were locked in and got work done."
The senior opened the scoring nine minutes into the contest with a 50-yard touchdown run to give the Blue Jays a 7-0 lead with 3:28 left. In the second quarter, Dallmann once again found the end zone with a 22-yard run.
"Brandon showed that extra gear and was a really nice spark," Nelson said. "Offensively we got our run game going. The offensive line also did a nice job of opening lanes and the running backs ran hard."
Dallmann also showed off his kick-off return ability after leveling a Braves tackler and taking it 75 yards to the house for Jamestown's final touchdown of the night.
Blue Jay quarterback Tommy Falk also found Jeremy Williams for the fourth touchdown between the duo this season with 67 seconds left in the first half. Max Anderson caught his first-ever touchdown pass in the second half, along with scores from Ty Monson and a pick-six from Carter Moser.
Heavy-running Turtle Mountain tried finding a combination at quarterback between Isiah Samuelson and Keisin Peltier to help break down a vulnerable Jamestown secondary but nothing seemed to work.
Samuelson, who the Braves eventually went to under center, found Diego Samuelson for a 20-yard pass in the second quarter to reduce the deficit to 7-6, but that was about all they could muster out of the air.
"The defense played well, we gave up one play but for the most part executed our game plan," Nelson said. "We did a nice job of getting bodies to the ball."
Jamestown will now have nine days of rest and preparation going into a crucial contest with Bismarck St. Mary's (3-0) on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Community Bowl in the Capital City. Coming into today's game against Devils Lake, the Saints have only allowed eight points.
"I'm proud of how the guys are progressing," Nelson said. "We have nine days to get ready for a tough road challenge against St. Mary's."
Jamestown 46, Turtle Mountain 14
J, Brandon Dallmann 50 yard run (Chris Sayler kick good), 3:28.
T, Isaiah Samuelson 20 yard pass to Diego Samuelson (2-pt no good), 9:41.
J, Dallmann 22 yard run (Sayler kick good), 4:29.
J, Tommy Falk 8 yard pass to Jeremy Williams (Sayler kick no good), 1:07.
J, Falk 19 yard pass to Max Anderson (Sayler kick no good), 8:47.
J, Ty Munson 3 yard run (Sayler kick is no good), 0:57.
J, Carter Moser 60 yard pick-six (Sayler kick good), 9:52.
T, Levi LaFountain 4 yard run (2-pt conversion is good), 3:57.
J, Dallmann 75 yard kick off return (Sayler kick good), 3:50.
Records: Jamestown 2-2. Turtle Mountain 2-2.