Bismarck Century wins NDHSAA Boys Soccer State Championship
October 10, 2020 7:00 pm
By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist
FARGO – The 2020 NDHSAA Boys soccer state tournament championship match was a meeting of crosstown rivals from the capital city of Bismarck.
Bismarck Century and Bismarck High met in the final for the fourth time in the 26-year history of the NDHSAA sponsoring a boys soccer state tournament.
Century defeated Bismarck High 3-2 on Saturday, October 10 at Fargo South High School. The state title is the Patriots’ fifth in program history. Century previously won NDHSAA boys soccer state championships in 2007, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
In the four meetings between the Patriots and Demons in the state final, Century has come out on top all four times – 2007, 2011, 2013 and on Saturday (2020).
Senior midfielder Connor Hyslop got Century on the board with an assist from Kenneth Brako. Bismarck High answered with a goal from Dominic Williams.
The score was tied 1-1 at halftime. Century junior midfielder Chance Bowlinger scored two minutes into the second half to put the Patriots up again.
Bismarck High sophomore Owen Haase scored the equalizer for the Demons.
Bowlinger scored the game-winning goal with eight minutes, 14 seconds remaining. Brako finished with two assists in the game.
Century finishes the season 13-3-2 overall. Bismarck High ends the season 14-2-2.