West Fargo Sheyenne rejoices in latest rivalry showdown against Bismarck Century


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The Mustangs have been ruled out in the last two meetings with Bismarck Century, the team they face on Friday night in arguably North Dakota’s most anticipated Class 11AA game of the regular season. The previous three meetings between the region’s powers have been in the playoffs, the last two on North Dakota’s biggest high school football stage.

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West Fargo Sheyenne takes on Bismarck Century in a showdown between the top-ranked teams in Class 11AA football this Friday night.  David Samson / The Forum

West Fargo Sheyenne takes on Bismarck Century in a showdown between the top-ranked teams in Class 11AA football this Friday night. David Samson / The Forum

  • FARGO – Oh, for the heyday of 2014 and 2015, when the state of North Dakota and the state of Illinois were division giants of the soccer championship. The Bison and Redbirds met in a classic – perhaps the most classic – national championship game in divisional history following the 2014 season, which was won by the NDSU. The Redbirds were set for another clash with the Bison in the 2015 playoffs, but unexpectedly lost on the way.

    As it stands, the Bison have now won 10 straight wins against Illinois State, dating back to 2010. And it will be considered a surprise if the Redbirds win this Saturday in Normal, Ill.. NDSU (5-0) opened as a 21.5-point favorites against Illinois. State (2-3).

Read Mike McFeely’s five things to watch out for at Saturday’s Bison Game here.


North Dakota State Lane Tucker, left, and James Kaczor pressure Illinois State Bryce Jefferson on Saturday March 13 at the Fargodome.  Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

North Dakota State Lane Tucker, left, and James Kaczor pressure Illinois State Bryce Jefferson on Saturday March 13 at the Fargodome. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

  • FARGO – Former Moorhead, Minnesota wrestler Tim Johnson has always wanted to visit Russia and this trip will coincide with Johnson’s fight against a mixed martial arts icon in the nation’s capital.

    “I get paid to travel to a country I always wanted to go and fight one of their country’s greatest fighters,” said Johnson, who fought for the Dragons from 2008-2010.

    Johnson, 36, will take on legendary Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko on Saturday, October 23 at RTB Arena in Moscow, headlining Bellator 269. The four-fight main card is scheduled to be televised on Showtime at 2 p.m. (CST) .

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Former Minnesota Moorhead State wrestler and mixed martial arts heavyweight Tim Johnson.  Eric Peterson / The Forum

Former Minnesota Moorhead State wrestler and mixed martial arts heavyweight Tim Johnson. Eric Peterson / The Forum

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