TRACK AND FIELD
TRACK AND FIELD
NWMT 'A' LINKS
FRI., 08-29 FOOTBALL RESULTS
August 30, 2014Northwest Montana A Conference
Polson 29, Raymond, Alberta 26
At Polson, Raymond, Alberta, pulled within a field goal with under five minutes to play, but the Pirates kept possession and ran out the clock to earn the win.
Tanner Wilson threw for 155 yards as Polson quarterback and added another 73 on the ground. He had a hand in all four touchdowns for the Pirates (1-0), including three through the air.
Matthew Rensvold had two TD catches, the first a 23-yard reception that put Polson ahead 7-6 after Raymond quarterback Rhett Ellingson had scored first on a 64-yard run.
Hudson Smith had the other touchdown catch for Polson
Raymond 6 7 6 7 – 26
Polson 14 7 8 0 – 29
R – Rhett Ellingson 64 run (kick failed)
P – Matthew Rensvold 23 pass from Tanner Wilson (Jacob Harrod kick)
P – Wilson 16 run (Harrod kick)
P – Hudson Smith 19 pass from Wilson (Harrod kick)
R – Ellingson 32 pass from Scott Mazutinec (Samuel Rompain kick)
R – Brady Sillito 45 interception return (pass failed)
P – Rensvold 22 pass from Wilson (Joe Gallatin pass from Danny DiGiallonardo)
R – Ellingson 34 run (Rompain kick)
Panthers hold off Maroons in opener
Updated: August 29, 2014
Belgrade's Koby Ruff knocks away a pass in the end zone intended for Butte Central's Chad Peterson in the first quarter Friday night. (Bill Foley photos)
BELGRADE — Brayden Konkol had a hand in five touchdowns Friday night as the Belgrade Panthers jumped out to a 20-0 lead and held on for a 34-20 victory over Butte Central.
The non-conference game was the opener for both teams.
Konkol, a senior quarterback, scored on TD runs of 36 and 15 yards. He threw TD strikes of 21 and 33 yards to Derek Marks. He also found Tanner Campbell for a 25-yard score.
BC senior Danny Peoples scored on touchdown runs of 27 and 9 yards for the Maroons. Peoples also hooked up with Dalton Sessions for a 25-yard score.
More to come …
Freshman keys Hamilton past Salmon
Bauder catches 3 TDs before halftime as Broncs roll at Washington-Grizzly
Bridger Bauder and the Hamilton football team recorded some exciting firsts Friday night.
The freshman wide receiver scored three times in the first half, including an 82-yard catch and run on his very first touch in a varsity uniform, as the Hamilton Broncs trampled cross-state rival Salmon, Idaho, 42-20 under the lights at Washington-Grizzly Stadium.
It marked the first time that Hamilton, a Class A school, played a game on the artificial home turf of the Division I Grizzly football team and it was also the first game of the 2014 season for either high school.
“For the kids, I know this is exciting for them,” said Hamilton head coach Travis Blome, as he watched his players race back up the stadium’s famed tunnel. “I know they were looking forward to this all offseason.”
Perhaps the biggest surprise from that offseason wait was the performance of Bauder, the younger brother of the Broncs’ starting quarterback last season. The 5-foot-10, 195-pounder played like a seasoned prep star, racking up 143 yards on just six touches.
Bauder ran for two touchdowns after lining up at the quarterback position and taking a direct snap. It appeared he might get stopped short on the second one, from 10 yards out, but he just pinballed off the Salmon defender and squeezed inside the pylon to get into the end zone standing up. That put Hamilton ahead 28-6 with 1:46 to play in the first half.
“Bridger is a heck of an athlete. He’s a real talent,” Blome said. “We have to try to utilize him in some different ways. I was pretty proud of him for his first game.”
The Broncs ground game was on full display. They finished with 298 yards on 50 carries. Senior Wyatt Luedecke piled up 126 yards on 22 carries, for an average of 5.7 yards per tote. Junior Alex Draper had 13 carries for 82 yards and a 1-yard TD run. He sat out most of the second half after injuring his ankle on Hamilton’s first series of the third quarter.
“We knew we had an experienced offensive line coming into the season – we had all five starters back,” Blome said. “But our two running backs worked extremely hard tonight. They did great.”
Junior quarterback Bret Huxtable also got into the act. He scored on two runs from inside the 10-yard line and finished with 45 yards on the ground to go with the 172 he had through the air on 6-of-9 passing.
Not to be outdone, Salmon had a pretty impressive aerial display thanks to junior Brett Cole. He threw three touchdown tosses to three different receivers and ended with 178 yards, while connecting on 15 of 27 attempts.
Cole had 70 of his yards on Salmon’s last drive of the first half, an 80-yard march on eight plays to draw to 28-14. Cole’s 8-yard TD pass to Zack Miner came as time expired. That play was set up by a 15-yard pass interference penalty on Hamilton and a nifty 32-yard catch by Miner, when he outleaped his defender and went out of bounds inside the Broncs’ 10-yard line.
Unfortunately Salmon couldn’t get going in the second half as Cole was intercepted twice and Hamilton chewed up the clock with its rushing attack. The Broncs, who were runners-up in the Southwestern A last season, travel to Columbia Falls next week. The Wildcats are the preseason favorites in the Northwestern A.
Miles City 43, Powell, Wyo., 7
MC -- Alec Haughian 12 run (Matt Blunt kick)
P -- Kalei Smith 60 pass from Carter Baxter (Jeron Smith kick)
MC -- A. Haughian 16 pass from Blunt (kick failed)
MC -- Evan Haughian 7 run (Blunt kick)
MC -- A. Haughian 18 run (Blunt kick)
MC -- A Haughian 7 run (A. Haughian run)
MC -- Brett Keith 28 pass from Blunt (run failed)
Highlights —MilesCity had 426 total offensive yards and held Powell to just 156. Alec Haughian had 197 yards of offense and four touchdowns. Matt Blunt threw for yards and two TDs.