Shanley Deacons Football

H.S. Football Roundup: West Fargo, Sheyenne Meet for State Championship

Battle of West Fargo in next Friday's Dakota Bowl

WEST FARGO, N.D — Sheyenne uses a 15-point fourth quarter to top Shanley and advance to their third straight 11AA Dakota Bowl with an undefeated record. West Fargo traveled to Bismarck and shutout the defending state champions, Century, 15-0 to advance to the Dakota Bowl. Jamestown and Bismarck St. Mary’s will meet for the first ever 11A state final. Categories:…

H.S. FB Roundup: 11AA Playoffs

Sheyenne, West Fargo and Shanley all advance to semis

FARGO, N.D — Friday night saw three local teams advance from the quarterfinals to the semifinals of the North Dakota 11AA high school playoffs. Top seed Sheyenne took the home victory over Minot, 28-6. The Mustangs will match-up with Shanley in the next round who got past Mandan, 35-20. West Fargo shutout Bismarck Legacy 31-0 that included an 85-yard touchdown…

Play of the Week Nominees: October 1st

Shanley, West Central Area-Ashby battle for play of the week

FARGO, N.D. — For the first time this fall the Chris Heise High School Play of the Week nominees come come from competing states with West Central Area-Ashby and Shanley. First up, its the Deacons dynamic duo. Quarterback Michael Rostberg finding receiver John Gores in the back of the endzone keeping both feet in bounds taking the win over Jamestown…

Shanley’s Rostberg Wins High School Play of the Week

Deacons QB took home 54 percent of the votes

FARGO, N.D. — The first Chris Heise high school play of the week winner goes to Shanley football and quarterback Michael Rostberg. The junior connected with John Gores on a fourth down play to score the first touchdown of the night in a win over Davies. Congrats to Rostberg and the Deacons. Categories: High School, Play of the Week, Top…

Play of the Week Nominees: September 3

Shanley, Fargo North battle for high school play of the week

FARGO, N.D. — The first set of Chris Hesie high school play of the week nominees comes from week one of the high school football season in North Dakota. In a rivalry game between Shanley and Davies, Deacons quarterback Michael Rostberg throws a beauty of ball on 4th and 35 caught by John Gores for the first score of the…

Shanley Football Ushering in New Era at QB

Michael Rostberg takes over for Cooper Mattern

FARGO, N.D. — Its a new era at quarterback for Shanley football as all-state player Cooper Mattern graduated. Stepping in to replace him, 6’5” Michael Rostberg. Rostberg has big shoes to fill. In three seasons with Mattern as the starter the Deacons went 21-7 with three state playoff appearances including a undefeated season and a state title in year one….

Shanley QB Mattern Commits to St. John’s

Finished season with over 2,000 yards passing

FARGO, N.D. — Shanley quarterback, Cooper Mattern, is taking his talents to Collegeville and St John’s football this fall. Mattern finished his senior season as the top quarterback in the state of North Dakota after throwing for over 2,000 yards, 18 touchdowns and averaging just under 258 yards per game. QB1 led the Deacons to the Class AAA State Quarterfinals…

Shanley Football Embracing Underdog Role Heading into Matchup With West’s Number One Seed Bismarck Century

Century has 19-game win streak; defending state champions

FARGO, N.D. — The end of the regular season did not go as planned for Shanley football. The Deacons recorded losses in their last two games, however, it still earned a chance to redeem themselves making the playoffs as the final team from the east. That opportunity comes as a challenge. Facing the top seed from the west in Bismarck…

Shanley Football Gets First Positive Coronavirus Test

Team Activities shut down until Sept. 30; no impact on any games

FARGO, N.D. — Shanley football has shut down all team activities after a positive coronavirus test, according to head coach, Troy Mattern. The next time the Deacons can return to the field is September 30th. Their next game is expected to be played on October 2nd against Grand Forks Red River. This week is a built in bye for EDC…