The Ogilvie Lions ended their regular season with a tight 18-16 loss on the road to the Hill City/Northland Hornets.  Weather played a major factor on the damp night as the two teams combined for eight turnovers. 

One of Ogilvie’s turnovers was crucial as the Hornets were able to take a fumble in for a touchdown for their first score of the game. Bryce Beier gave the Lions an 8-0 lead with a 51-yard touchdown run and he also ran in the two-point conversion.   

The Hornets took the lead in the third quarter scoring two touchdowns.  The Lions narrowed the gap in the fourth quarter as Andy Berg hit Bryce Nelson for a 37-yard touchdown. Caleb Felde ran in the two-point conversion, but in the end the Lions would fall just short.  

Ogilvie will still be the No. 1 seed in their section. They will host McGregor at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30. During the regular season Ogilvie defeated McGregor 60-14. A win would propel them into the section finals the following Friday, Nov. 5, against the winner of South Ridge and Cromwell/Wright.  That game would be played at 6 p.m. in Esko.  

                              1    2    3   4    T

Ogilvie                    8    0    0    8   16

Hill City/Northland   6    0   12   0   18 


Colby Milbradt two for seven,  12 yards 

Andy Berg one for three, 37 yards, one touchdown  


Caleb Felde 21 carries, 81 yards 

Bryce Beier two carries, 53 yards, one touchdown  


Bryce Nelson three catches, 49 yards, one touchdown  

Coaches quote from head coach Dave Halvorson: “The weather was a big factor, and it rained the whole game making the ball wet and the field slippery. We had many opportunities but were not able to make the plays when it counted. We can’t overlook McGregor thinking about the next game if we advance. The time off will give us time to get most people healthy.”   

Final Section 5 nine-man standings

Ogilvie 5-3

South Ridge 3-4 

Cromwell-Wright 3-4

McGregor 1-6

Carlton/Wrenshall 1-3

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