SAT., 09-14 FOOTBALL RESULTS
September 15, 2013Northwest Montana A Conference
Whitefish rally at Belgrade falls short
BELGRADE – Brayden Konkol staked Belgrade to a 21-0 lead Saturday, and the Panthers held on for a 21-19 win over Whitefish in a nonconference Class A football game.
Konkol scored on a 60-yard run and added a 20-yard scoring pass for the Panthers, for whom it was homecoming.
Whitefish cut the gap to 21-7 at halftime on a Luke May rushing TD, and closed to 21-13 on Sean Foley’s 45-yard interception return in the third quarter.
The Bulldogs missed the ensuing PAT pick, however. And after Caleb Thilmony’s 3-yard touchdown run cut the gap to 21-19 with 10:33 left in the game, the Bulldogs (2-1) failed on a two-point conversion pass.
Whitefish 0 7 6 6 – 19
Belgrade 14 7 0 0 – 21
B – Brayden Konkol 60 run (Shane Huntsman kick), 9:09
B – Garet Fowler 2 run (Huntsman kick), 4:35
B – Tristan Walker 20 pass from Konkol (Huntsman kick), 6:45
W – Luke May 1 run (Koler Kanistanaux kick), :17.7
W – Sean Foley 45 interception return (kick failed), 6:55
W – Caleb Thilmony 3 run (pass failed), 10:33
Rams win Bishop’s Bowl, 42-28
Updated: September 14, 2013 at 10:00 pm
BILLINGS — The defending state champion Billings Rams celebrated homecoming with a 42-28 victory over the Butte Central Maroons Saturday night at Daylis Stadium.
Junior running back Ryan Holden had his second straight big performance to lead the Rams. He got the scoring started with a 46 yard screen pass from Bryce Hawbaker. The play before was an early turning point as Kale Guldseth appeared to have ended the Rams possession with an athletic interception but a roughing the passer penalty kept possession with Billings Central.
The teams traded possessions, including a Kamen Richards fumble recovery for the Maroons but the Rams defense didn’t break.
A late second quarter scoring burst broke things open. Holden had catches of 34 and 27 to set up Hawbaker to Colin Holetz from twenty yards out for a 14 point Rams lead.
Back to back fumbles gave the Rams short fields and quick touchdowns. The first a 22 yard Holden run and the second an 8 yard tote by Kyle Gunderson.
The Maroons had moved the ball in spurts but finally put together a drive to end the half and get on the board. Danny Peoples connected with Guldseth on a third down followed by a 46 yard bomb to Dalton Sessions. A shoestring tackle led to Peoples hitting Guldseth from 9 yards out and a 28-6 score.
The second half started much like the first as the Rams connected on a 51 strike to Gunderson 2 minutes in for a 35-6 lead.
With 2:59 Zach Blank put the 35 point mercy into effect on an 18 yard touchdown grab in traffic to make it 42-6.
The Maroons finally got going along with the running clock as they put up the final 22 points of the game.
Kale Guldseth set the Maroons record for most touchdown receptions in a with 4 breaking a record held by 7 players with 3. He and Peoples tied the record for longest passing touchdown, matching the 2005 Jake Stagnoli to Alex Murphy connection.
Connor McGree had 3 tackles for loss on defense for the Maroons. Chad Perersen had a late touchdown called back by and inadvertent whistle and Wyatt Kingston ran the ball hard from his tailback position.
The Maroons will return to Bob Green Field on Friday night in search of their own homecoming win.
Billings Central 42, Butte Central 28
Billings -- Holden Ryan 46 pass from Bryce Hawbaker (Benton Braesicke kick), 5:01.
Billings -- Colin Holetz 20 pass from Hawbaker (Braesicke kick), 8:55.
Billings -- Kyle Gunderson 1 run (Braesicke kick), 2:58.
Billings -- Ryan 22 run (Braesicke kick), 4:08.
Butte -- Kale Guldseth 9 pass from Danny Peoples (kick failed), :11.8.
Billings -- Gunderson 51 pass from Michael Stanton (Braesicke kick), 10:00.
Billings -- Zach Blank 18 pass from Stanton (Braesicke kick), 2:59.
Butte -- Guldseth 24 pass from Peoples (run failed), 11:33.
Butte -- Guldseth 22 pass from Peoples (Chad Peterson pass from Peoples), 7:18.
Butte -- Guldseth 95 pass from Peoples (Peterson pass from Peoples).
Rushing -- Billings Central: Holden Ryan 14-111, Sean Ward 8-49, Kaylor Althoff 6-38, Kyle Gunderson 5-27, Bryce Hawbaker 2-5, Jonah Studer 1-7, Michael Stanton 2-(-5). Butte Central: Wyatt Kingston 9-30, Danny Peoples 3-5, Kale Guldseth 1-22.
Passing -- Billings Central: Bryce Hawbaker 4-4-0, 105 yards; Michael Stanton 3-3-0, 74 yards; Sean Ward 0-1-0, 0 yards. Butte Central: Danny Peoples 21-38-0, 374 yards.
Receiving -- Billings Central: Holden Ryan 3-94, Kyle Gunderson 1-51, Colin Holetz 2-35, Kaylor Althoff 1-(-1). Butte Central: Kale Guldseth 9-198, Chad Peterson 7-106, Dalton Sessions 4-93, Sean Cooney 1-(-1).
Dillon 26, Laurel 7
Dillon (2-0) — Gabe Chilson 17 pass from J.D. Ferris (kick failed), Mick Paffhausen 16 pass from Ferris (pass failed), Troy Scott 71 run (Paffhausen from Ferris), Chance Kluesner 4 pass from Ferris (kick failed).
Laurel (1-2) — Tanner Herman 38 pass from Tyler Thompson (Matt Martinez-Tillman kick).
Belgrade 21, Whitefish 19
Whitefish — Luke May 1 run (Koler Kanistanaux kick); Sean Foley 45 interception return (kick failed); Caleb Thilmony 3 run (pass failed).
Belgrade — Brayden Konkol 60 run (Shane Huntsman kick); Garet Fowler 2 run (Huntsman kick); Tristan Walker 20 pass from Konkol (Huntsman kick).
Dillon capitalizes on turnovers in defeating Laurel
LAUREL -- Dillon cashed in on Laurel turnovers in a 26-7 Class A football victory over the Locomotives Saturday at the LHS Sports Complex.
Laurel committed three turnovers, which the Beavers turned into three touchdowns. By comparison, Dillon -- the State A runner-up a year ago -- didn't turn the ball over.
Laurel was knocking on the door midway through the fourth quarter, but a fumble ended the drive. Dillon led 20-7 at that point in the game and Laurel had the ball on the Beavers' 20, but fumbled the ball away. Dillon would score on a four-yard pass from J.D. Ferris to Chance Kluesner to ice the game.
Troy Scott had 12 carries for 145 yards for Dillon, including a 71-yard TD run. Ferris was 16 of 32 for 157 yards. Ferris' top receiver was Mick Paffhausen, who totaled five catches for 64 yards. Paffhausen caught a 16-yard TD in the second quarter.
For Laurel, running back Mitch Kaufman led the team offensively with 15 carries for 127 yards. Tanner Herman scored the Locomotives' touchdown on a 38-yard pass from Tyler Thompson.