Cardinals win, but miss playoffs
The Harmony Grove Cardinals finished off the regular season in style when they pulled out their third shutout of the season on the road at Horatio with a 27-0 domination of the Lions on Thursday night in 5-3A conference action.
"We played well on both sides of the ball and the kicking game," Assistant Coach Richard Moore said. "Good effort."
Harmony Grove also shut out Poyen 17-0 in Week 1 and Bismarck 27-0 in Week 5.
Junior Evan Williams had two interceptions on defense against the Lions and junior Nick Johnson had an interception which went for a touchdown. The Cardinals (4-6, 3-4 5-3A) also recovered two fumbles on defense.
On offense, Johnson added two more touchdowns on runs, and sophomore quarterback Fisher Arnesen threw a touchdown pass to senior receiver Tyler williams.
"We played well," Moore said. "We dominated [last night]."
Unfortunately for the Cardinals, the Centerpoint Knights also won their game against Bismarck 28-7, which kept Harmony Grove out of the playoffs. The Knights (3-7, 3-4) defeated Harmony Grove 14-6 in Haskell in Week 7 with the tiebreaker going to Centerpoint.