As I did in Week 1, below is a list of several top performances from ND high school football players in The Forum’s coverage area.
1. JAMES JOHANNESSON – Jr., RB/LB (Fargo South)
Johannesson eclipsed the 200-yard rushing mark in South’s 37-36 overtime loss to Bismarck Century on Friday at The Community Bowl. Johannesson rushed for 276 yards on 39 carries (7.08 yards per carry). … South’s top tailback rushed for two touchdowns and caught a 33-yard touchdown pass on Friday. I have Johannesson for 436 total rushing yards this season.
2. JACOB HOY – Jr., QB (West Fargo)
Hoy did a little of everything last Friday against the No. 1-ranked Bismarck Demons. … Hoy completed one pass on his lone pass attempt of the game and rushed for 63-yard touchdown in the second quarter which gave West fargo’s it’s second lead of the first half. … West Fargo ultimately lost 31-14, but Packers head coach Jay Gibson told me following the game that Hoy’s performance was outstanding and that he’d have to be featured more in West Fargo’s offense moving forward. Hoy finished with 75 yards rushing and also caught two passes for 17 yards.
3. AIDAN HARTNESS – Jr., QB/DB (Fargo Davies)
Fargo Davies junior quarterback Aidan Hartness had a standout performance under center for the Eagles on Friday. Davies fell 34-27 in overtime to Minot, but Hartness delivered going 11 of 19 passing for 152 yards and a touchdown. Hartness also rushed 15 times for 57 yards and two touchdowns. Davies fell to 0-2 with the loss, but they will be a tough team to deal with in the Eastern Dakota Conference with Hartness under center.
4. DANNY STASCH – Jr., RB (Fargo Shanley)
After being held in check against Bismarck St. Mary’s in Week 1, Shanley junior running back Danny Stasch had his breakout game of the 2013 season against Fargo North. … Stasch rushed for 80 yards on eight carries and scored three touchdowns in the Deacons 49-22 win on Friday.
5. CHASE MONTPLAISIR – Sr., QB (Fargo Shanley)
Shanley senior Chase Montplaisir helped power the Deacons offense last season with a passing attack that had no equal in Class 2A. … On Friday, Montplaisir was 9 of 11 passing for 205 yards. … He completed passes to seven different recievers in the game.
6. WILLIAM MOFFET – Sr., WR/DB (Kindred)
The Vikings took to the road on Friday to play No. 1-ranked Minot Ryan and William Moffet shined in Kindred’s receiving game. … Moffet caught four passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns in Kindred’s 34-24 loss to the Lions. … Moffet put the Kindred up 6-0 early with a 78-yard grab from Eric Bachmaier and later caught a 51-yard strike from Fletcher Andel.
7. ANDREW MARTINSON – Sr., RB/DB (Milnor-North Sargent)
Milnor-North Sargent has plenty of athletes on its roster and on Friday, senior running back Andrew Martinson helped showcase his team’s balanced offense. … Martinson rushed for three touchdowns in Milnor-North Sargent’s 48-27 win over Hillsboro-Central Valley.
8. ETHAN HALEY – Sr., QB/DB (New Rockford-Sheyenne)
The defending 9-man state champions got a boost from their returning all-state senior quarterback Ethan Haley during a 32-14 win over Benson County. … Haley returned a kickoff 72-yards for a touchdown to put the Rockets on the scoreboard and also rushed for two touchdowns during the game.