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College Football: Ridgewater falls to DCB

Ridgwater's Levi Banister goes airborne to try to bring down the Dakota State quarterback on Saturday at Hodapp Field. Curt Hogg / Tribune1 / 6
Ridgewater's Jordan Richards makes a hit on a Dakota College receiver on Saturday at Hodapp Field. Curt Hogg / Tribune2 / 6
Ridgewater's John McClure surveys the field during a punt return on Saturday against Dakota College. Curt Hogg / Tribune3 / 6
Ridgewater kicker Broadie Flach watches his field goal attempt go through the uprights against Dakota College on Saturday. Curt Hogg / Tribune4 / 6
Ridgewater's Gabe Walker looks for running room during Saturday's game against Dakota College at Hodapp Field. Curt Hogg / Tribune5 / 6
Ridgewater's Isaac Mortenson bursts through the line on a blitz on Saturday against Dakota College at Hodapp Field. Curt Hogg / Tribune6 / 6

WILLAR — The Ridgewater football team fell behind early and couldn't catch up in a 34-17 loss to Dakota College-Bottineau on Saturday at Hodapp Field.

The Warriors trailed 6-3 after the first quarter but DCB scored two touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 21-3 lead into halftime. The Jacks led 28-10 after three quarters.

DCB's Elijah Todd ran for 204 yards and two TDs and the Jacks ran for 326 yards and threw for 147 yards.

On defense, the Jacks registered eight sacks, led y Tyler Gay with four.

Ridgewater's Kevin Willis caught scoring passes of seven and 12 yards and Broady Flach hit a 30-yard field goal in the first quarter.

DCB improved to 2-0 in the MCAC's Western Division and 3-1 overall. The Jacks are tied for first with North Dakota State College of Science atop the division.

Ridgewater is 0-2 in the Western Division and 1-3 overall. Central Lakes (2-0, 4-0) and Mesabi Range (2-0, 3-1) are tied for the Eastern Division lead.

The Warriors play at Northland at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.