The Devils Lake Firebirds (4-2) traveled to Wahpeton on Friday, Sept. 29, to face the Huskies (4-2) in a crucial game between two virtually identical teams on paper and at the end of the game, ‘on the field action’ would prove no different when the Firebirds lost in the sixth overtime to the Huskies by a score of 48-46.

The Devils Lake Firebirds (4-2) traveled to Wahpeton on Friday, Sept. 29, to face the Huskies (4-2) in a crucial game between two virtually identical teams on paper and at the end of the game, ‘on the field action’ would prove no different when the Firebirds lost in the sixth overtime to the Huskies by a score of 48-46.

“It was a dog fight,” Firebirds Head Coach and Wahpeton native, Jake Wateland said. “We knew it would be a physical and hard fought game.”
The Huskies scored in the first quarter but the Firebirds were able to tie the game on the last play before halftime when QB Jagger Miller [18] found SB Joey Hornstein [24] for a 17 yard pass making the halftime score 6-6.

In the second half the Huskies were able to put eight points on the board with a rushing touchdown and two-point conversion run by Aaron Deike [22]. After three quarters the Huskies had the lead with a score of 14-6.
The Firebirds were able to tie the game (14-14) with seconds left in regulation when Miller hit Cordell Yoder [5] for a six yard touchdown pass and Hornstein’s two-point conversion run was good.

“We are disappointed to come away with a loss, but our coaching staff is very proud of our young men and how hard they fought the whole game,” Wateland said. “Both teams deserved to win that game, unfortunately they made one more play than we did.”

The box scores for overtime are listed below.
Devils Lake OT - Hornstein runs for 4 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by Spencer Frith [66] no good) Score - 20-14
Wahpeton OT - Hunter Berg [16] runs for 1 yard. Touchdown! (Two point conversion run by Deike [22] no good) Score - 20-20
Wahpeton OT - Berg pass complete to Josh Darven [5] for 11 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion run by Deike good) Score - 20-28
Devils Lake OT - Yoder runs for 3 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion run by Hornstein good) Score - 28-28
Devils Lake OT - Hornstein runs for 10 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion pass by Miller to Hornstein no good) Score - 34-28
Wahpeton OT - Deike runs for 6 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion run by Deike no good) Score - 34-34
Wahpeton OT - Deike runs for 1 yard. Touchdown! (Two point conversion pass by Berg to Riley [4] no good) Score - 34-40
Devils Lake OT - Hornstein runs to the Huskies 3 for 7 yards. Fumble! (Yoder) Recovered by Yoder. (Two point conversion run by Hornstein no good) Score - 40-40
Wahpeton OT - Berg runs for 5 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion run by Faft [83] good) Score - 40-48
Devils Lake OT - Miller runs for 2 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion run by Coby Roemmich [28] no good) Final Score - 46-48