NDHSAA Throwback Thursday: Dakota Bowl V


September 23, 2021 8:00 am

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – Each Thursday NDHSAA Media Specialist Tom Mix posts a “Throwback Thursday” featured news story highlighting a championship team, a specific tournament/event or significant individual(s) from NDHSAA history on the NDHSAA NOW website. Keep visiting each Thursday!

NDHSAA Throwback Thursday: Dakota Bowl V

The story:

The fall of 1997 marked the first season of a new four-division format for North Dakota High School Activities Association football. Four championship games would now highlight the Dakota Bowl, which started in 1993.

Dickinson (AAA), Bishop Ryan (AA), Velva/Sawyer (A) and New England (9-man) all won state titles.

Jason Moore of Dickinson posted 234 receiving yards in the AAA title game - a Dakota Bowl record that still stands today.

Dakota Bowl V was played November 14-15 at the FARGODOME.

Dakota Bowl V Recap:

DIVISION AAA
DICKINSON 28, BISMARCK 26

DIVISION AA
BISHOP RYAN 33, WATFORD CITY 14

DIVISION A
VELVA/SAWYER 28, HARVEY 8

9-MAN
NEW ENGLAND 16, ROLETTE 14


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