You make the call: North vs. South Edition

A couple people talked with me at the finish of the Fargo North vs. Fargo South football game Friday night at the Fargodome with a common question: “What was that about?”

Let’s break it down.

No. 1-ranked Fargo South was ahead 27-16 near the end of the game, and was at the doorstep of another score with less than a minute remaining.

The Bruins ran the ball up the middle from the Spartans’ 1-yard line. It was stuffed.

South takes a knee on the next play and … North takes a timeout with a few seconds on the clock.

Another knee would have finished the game. However, South went on to score on a running play with 17 seconds remaining to go ahead 34-16.

Some people have asked why North would take a timeout in that situation? And, on the other side, why wouldn’t South just take another knee and come away with the 27-16 win?

You make the call.

What would you have done as the coach of South and North? Would you do it the same way?

What do you think of the coaches’ decisions?

North and South take center stage

It’s baaaa-aaaaaack!

The rival Fargo North (1-1) and Fargo South (2-0) football teams are set to square off tonight at 8 p.m. at the Fargodome.

Fargo North Spartans

Fargo North football players warm up during practice.

South is ranked No. 1 in the latest North Dakota Class 3A poll. Remember when some thought that the Bruins would be down with the loss of former coach Kevin Feeney to Moorhead and the split with Davies? They still look pretty good, don’t they?

North defeated Jamestown in the season opener, and dropped last week’s game to Hill-Murray of St. Paul 21-14. The Spartans are a scrappy bunch, who have played very well on defense thus far.

South has seven-consecutive wins against the Spartans.