High School Football: BOLD bulldozes Kimball

Warriors build big halftime lead to win regular-season finale, 35-14

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BOLD fullback Tim Peppel (right) stiff-arms Kimball's Greg Antiqua en route to a 28-yard touchdown in the first quarter of Wednesday's game in Olivia. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

OLIVIA — BOLD responded in a big way on a short week.

After being shut out by Eden Valley-Watkins in Week 5 to end a 39-game regular-season win streak, the seventh-ranked (in Class A) Warriors jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead en route to a 35-14 home victory Wednesday against Kimball.

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BOLD defensive lineman Xavier Basaldua (middle) celebrates with teammates after recovering a fumble in the first quarter of Wednesday's game against Kimball at Olivia. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

After the Cubs’ opening drive ended with a fumble recovery by BOLD’s Xavier Basaldua, the Warriors needed just two plays to reach the end zone as Drew Sagedahl broke free for a 34-yard touchdown run.


BOLD scored once more in the first quarter as fullback Tim Peppel stiff-armed and bulldozed his way to a touchdown run of 28 yards. Peppel led the rushing attack with 187 yards on 23 carries.

Fourteen seconds into the second quarter, Sagedahl found the end zone once again with a 21-yard TD run. Then with 22 seconds to go before halftime, the Warriors’ Avery Herdina hauled in a pass from Sagedahl for a 25-yard score.

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BOLD quarterback Drew Sagedahl (left) high-steps through a Kimball tackle on the way to a 34-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of Wednesday's game in Olivia. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

After using his legs and arm, Sagedahl got to show off his hands as he lined up wide and caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Braeden Tersteeg.

Finishing the regular season at 5-1, the Warriors await the start of the Section 5A tournament, which is set to begin on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The section field has three teams ranked in Wednesday’s state football poll: Minneota (third), Dawson-Boyd (fourth) and BOLD (tied for seventh).

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BOLD's Braeden Tersteeg runs after the ball for a pass deflection during Wednesday's game against Kimball at Olivia. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune


BOLD 35,
Kimball 14

Kimball (4-2) 0 0 0 14 — 14
BOLD (5-1) 14 14 0 7 — 35
Scoring Plays
B – Drew Sagedahl 34 run (Braeden Tersteeg kick)
B – Tim Peppel 28 run (Tersteeg kick)
B – Sagedahl 21 run (Tersteeg kick)
B – Avery Herdina 24 pass from Sagedahl (Tersteeg kick)
B – Sagedahl 7 pass from Tersteeg (Tersteeg kick)
K – Gabe Becker 13 pas from Lucas Jansky (Ashton Hanan pass from Jansky)
K – Andy Becker 3 run (pass failed)


Stats not available


First downs: 8 … Penalties: 2-10 … Rushing (Individual and team): Tim Peppel 23-187, Drew Sagedahl 10-63, David Garcia 2-5, Austin Keicker 2-(-2), Hudson Vosika 1-9. … Passing (Individual and team): Sagedahl 2-3-32-0, Tersteeg 1-1-7-0. 3-4-39-0 ... Receiving (Individual and team): Avery Herdina 2-32, Sagedahl 1-7 … Interceptions: None … Fumble recoveries: Tersteeg 1, Xavier Basaldua 1 … Tackles (solo-assist): Tersteeg 1-7, Basaldua 1-5, George Garcia 1-4, Sagedahl 2-3, Ethan Sullivan 1-4, Connor Plumley 2-2 … QB sacks: Plumley 1

Joe Brown is a sports reporter for the West Central Tribune.

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