Jake’s Take on Sport’s

One Cardinals season comes to end, another may continue


Posted 11/12/2016

By Jake Kulland
As we begin this week, the Langdon-Munich Cardinals football team, unfortunately, had their season come to end, losing 50-20 to Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm in the Class A 11 Man Football Playoff Semifinals held in Langdon on Nov. 5.  Some late turnovers made the score of the game a little more of a blowout then it actually was, and the Cardinals players and their fans have nothing to hang their heads about.  After going just 1-7 last year, the Cards finished an exciting season with a mark of 9-2.  And, of course, Langdon-Munich loses just one senior from this year’s team in Ryan Kram.  Congrats and thanks to Ryan for his great dedication and enthusiasm for the Cardinals football program.  No doubt the Cards are already excited for next season, and Edmore will also join the co-op next year along with a very talented eighth grade class.  But for now, we just want the coaches and players to know that many, many are proud of everyone’s efforts this year, and congratulations on one heck of a season.  We will talk about some Cardinals football stats and awards in a moment.  But first, let’s say as most of you read these words, the Langdon-Edmore-Munich volleyball team was on the brink of a return trip to the State Class B Volleyball Tournament, to be held this year at the Fargodome Nov. 17-19.  The Lady Cards played North Star in the Region 4 Championship for the right to go to state on Nov. 10.  You all know how things turned out, and Dennis “Scoop” Throndset will report on that next week.  No matter what happened, we say great job to the Lady Cards on yet another excellent season.
Langdon-Munich football awards and stats
Now that their season is over, we can look back at the Langdon-Munich football season from a awards and stats standpoint.  The Region 2A All-Region team was announced, and it is full of Cardinals.  In alphabetical order, Jacob Delvo, Anfernee Economy, Hayes Haslekaas, Brady Otto, Chase Peebles and Conner Tetrault all made the first team.  No positions were designated.  Carter Curry also made the second team.  We should be hearing some of those names on the upcoming All-State Class A team, but congrats to all that made All-Region.  Now, let’s look at the final stats for the Cardinals, and they are almost surreal:
RUSHING — Chase Peebles 139-965 7 TDs, Conner Tetrault 126-511 11 TDs, Jacob Delvo 95-460 6 TDs
PASSING — Delvo 164-280 2761 yards, 29 TD’s  14 INT
RECEIVING — Anfernee Economy 71-1172 17 TDs, Peebles 40-798 4 TDs, Tetrault 32-525 5 TDs, Braden Harder 20-336 3 TDs
Now those are some video game like stats, and the best thing about all this is that all of those players come back next year for their senior seasons.  It should be another magical run next season, my friends.
Girls Basketball practice to begin Nov. 14
Right on the heels of fall sports, the winter sports are ready to roll.  Wrestling and hockey practices have already begun, and now girls basketball is set to start with the first practices across the state scheduled for Nov. 14.  This will also be the debut of the new hoops co-op with Langdon-Munich-Edmore. Ethen Askvig will helm the program once again this year as head coach with Harley Brown back as his assistant.  Lane Christianson and Jenny Romfo will coach the junior high girls basketball teams.  The first practice is set for grades 7-12 at 4:00 p.m., with the location to be determined depending on how the volleyball team does at regionals.  The Lady Cards basketball team is ranked ninth in the state by the Miss Hoopster girls basketball preview, and they are looking and hoping for a very successful year.  We will have much more on this in the weeks ahead.
Happy Veterans Day to all area Vets, and “See ya!” next week!