Andrew Tallon ran for two touchdowns and threw two assists, Tyler Burden ran for three touchdowns and the top-ranked Flint Creek Titans beat Lone Peak, 50-19. Reece Rigby and Ben Bradshaw caught touchdown passes for Drummond-Philipsburg.
A two-point conversion by Kaiden Ostby from Kendall O’Neill in the fourth quarter was the difference for Arlee in a 22-20 win at Darby on Friday night. It was the second time they connected after a 25-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Darby got scores from three different players, but was only able to convert one of their points after attempts. Jake Knoll also added 53 rushing yards and 19 receiving yards to help lead the Warriors.
Hot Springs earned their first win of the season, defeating Twin Bridges, 40-6. Jody Page scored the first TD for the hosts on a 17-yard pass from Nick McAllister. Johnny Waterbury then scored on a 2-yard run. Quincy Stiles scored the third TD for the hosts on a 55-yard pass from McAllister. Garth Parker added a 4-yard TD run and Stiles scored on an 11-yard pass from McAllister before Waterbury finished the assault with a 29-yard TD pass from McAllister.
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Superior took a 70-20 first-half lead as the Bobcats improved to 3-0 on the season with a 78-26 win over Troy. Jaxson Green threw for three touchdowns, Chase Woodson rushed for two, and Decker Milender and Lucas Kovalsky both added a rushing touchdown and received each. Orion Plakke scored on a receiving touchdown in the second quarter, then returned a 66-yard interception in the third.
Brian Risch and Shamus Wheeldon each threw a touchdown pass and Gage Hendrick had a 68-yard touchdown in Noxon’s 44-6 win over Lima. Johnny Kneer added a rushing touchdown, and Ricky Williams rushed for a score and caught a 23-yard pass for another announcement as the Red Devils improved to 2-1.
Florence picked up a 37-0 home win over Cut Bank on Friday. Patrick Duchien got the Falcons on the board with a 12-yard quarterback. Duchien made a huge gain with 2:02 left in the second quarter to the 24-yard line to set up a field goal from Fowler with 16 seconds left in the second quarter. The third quarter was marked by an early score from Duchien and an interception from Tyler Abbott.
Second-ranked Helena Capital scored 42 first-half points in a resounding 51-14 win over Kalispell Flathead to stay unbeaten. Dylan Graham and Tom Carter ran for two touchdowns each, Hayden Opitz and Lance Baumgart each added a rushing touchdown, and Gage Fawthrop returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown. Nate Skonord and Brody Thornsberry connected on two third-quarter touchdowns for Flathead.
Finn Ridgeway led Whitefish with three rushing touchdowns of 13, 1 and 33 yards as the Bulldogs beat Butte Central, 34-20, to improve to 2-1. Ty Schwaiger added touchdowns at two and three yards.
Huntley Project posted a 44-7 home win over Loyola on Saturday. Bigfork, fourth in Class B, moved to 2-0 with a 55-6 win over Conrad. Eureka bounced back visiting Fairfield, 34-16. Shepherd stopped Thompson Falls at Butte, 20-0. St. Ignatius, the ninth 8-man Class C player, improved to 3-0 with a big home win over Valley Christian, 70-12.
Class A top-ranked Hamilton held on for a home win over Frenchtown, 27-20. Dillon picked up a home win over Corvallis, 45-6. Columbia Falls dropped visiting Ronan, 44-16. Cascade Whipped Deer Lodge, 52-14. Stevensville won at Browning, 50-0. Bonners Ferry (Idaho) defeated Libby, 37-7. Charlo beat Victor on Saturday, 42-8. Polson beat East Helena on Friday, 36-13. Quarterback Jarrett Wilson completed 22 of 40 passes for 272 yards and five touchdowns.
Missoula Sentinel recorded a home win over Kalispell Flathead on Saturday, 25-14, 25-23, 22-25, 25-20. Alexis Eggert had nine kills and Margaret Sharkey five aces for the Spartans. Olive Lyngholm had 15 digs for the Bravettes.
Frenchtown beat East Helena on Saturday 25-19, 25-13, 25-13. Parker Robinson had seven kills for the Broncs. Ronan won at Libby, 25-19, 21-25, 25-11, 24-26, 15-12. Kylie Fetni had four aces for the Maidens. Ronan won at Browning on Friday, 25-23, 25-23, 22-25, 25-19. Leina Ulutoa had 13 kills and eight aces for Ronan.
Missoula Hellgate lost to Helena on Saturday 25-17, 15-25, 25-18, 25-21. Camille Sherrill had 13 kills and three aces for the Knights. Missoula Big Sky defeated Helena Capital on Saturday 25-21, 25-20, 25-14. No statistics were provided by Big Sky. Florence beat Eureka, 24-26, 22-25, 28-26, 25-15, 15-10. Thompson Falls beat Deer Lodge on Friday, 25-12, 25-23, 25-21. Avery Burgess had eight kills and Olivia Harnett had nine assists for the Blue Hawks.
Bigfork picked up a home win over Anaconda on Friday, 25-20, 25-10, 25-13. Kalispell Flathead outlasted host Butte Friday 28-26, 23-25, 25-22, 25-15. Hot Springs swept Charlo, 25-21, 25-13, 25-22. Eureka stopped Saint Ignace, 25-19, 25-23, 20-25, 25-17.
The Missoula Hellgate boys improved to 5-1 with a home win over Helena on Saturday, 8-0. Henry Pierce scored three goals for the Knights. Tim Scott, Sylvin Lubely and Brady Reed also scored and Hellgate benefited from two own goals. Reed also had four assists.
The Hellgate girls went unbeaten (6-0) with a 2-0 home win over Helena. Izzy Beaton scored the first goal in the first minute on a pass from Riley Lumpkin. Carmen Anderson scored an insurance goal on a pass from Lumpkin in the 15th minute. Junior goaltender Sophie Dissa made six saves. “What I love about my kids is no matter what cards we’re dealt, we play as a team. It’s really admirable and it shows every day,” Hellgate coach Natalie said. Hiller-Claridge, who has several of his players feel bad at game time.
The Missoula Big Sky girls picked up a 2-1 victory at home against Helena Capital. Avory DeCoite scored the Eagles’ first goal on a pass from Emma Keller. Michenna George scored the second goal on a pass from DeCoite.
The Whitefish boys won at Polson on Saturday, 3-0. Collin Lyman scored twice for the Bulldogs.
High school cross country
Jamison Molloy was Hellgate’s top finisher in the girls’ race at the Bozeman Invitational on Saturday, taking 11th place in 20:12.9. Rutherford of Gallatin Valley won in 19:10.8. The Hellgate girls finished second as a team behind Bozeman. Daniel Wiltse was the boys’ top runner-up, finishing 12th in 16:48.6. Hellgate finished seventh as a team.
After winning its opener against Prairie View A&M, Montana was swept by host UT Rio Grande Valley on Friday night at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Tournament in Edinburg, Texas.
The Vaqueros, who lost their opener to UNLV in five sets but have since won eight consecutive matches, won the first set with relative ease before the next two were start-to-finish battles, 25-17, 25-23, 25-22. .
Paige Clark paced Montana with a dozen wins, going into double digits for the eighth straight game to start the season. Center blocker Ellie Scherffius — who ranks second in the Big Sky for hitting — was once again extremely effective, tallying seven kills to a .500 clip. The day she had 16 total wins on .483 hits.
Sentinel graduate senior libero Sarina Moreno had a good night with 17 digs and several covers that Lawrence singled out after the match.
Montana again lost in straight sets to the Vaqueros on Saturday.
Missoula’s Eric Nell and Coeur d’Alene’s Russell Grove are the leaders after the second round of the three-day Montana Open at Larchmont. Nell leads the amateur division with a total of 137. Grove leads the pro division with 137.