Havre Daily News Sports
It may be hard to believe, but half of the 2005 high school football season is already in the books. Let's take a look back at week four in high school football across the Hi-Line.
On Friday night, the Harlem Wildcats traveled to Class B powerhouse Choteau and were rocked by the Bulldogs, 52-6. Harlem's defense was no match for Choteau quarterback Matt Baker. Baker threw five touchdown passes on the night.
The Wildcats appeared poised to make a game of it in the first quarter. After the Bulldogs raced out to a 14-0 lead, Harlem's John Werk broke off a 50-yard touchdown run that closed the gap to 14-6 at the end of the first quarter.
At the start of the second quarter however, Choteau reeled off 25 unanswered points to lead 39-6 at intermission and the Wildcats never recovered.
Harlem (2-2) will now return to conference action when they play host to the Conrad Cowboys on Friday night.
Harlem 6 0 0 0 - 6
Choteau 14 25 13 0 - 52
CHO - Kyle Henderson 49 pass from Matt Baker (kick failed)
CHO - Baker 1 run (Baker run)
HAR - John Werk 50 run (run failed)
CHO - Henderson 27 pass from Baker (kick failed)
CHO - Henderson 62 pass from Baker (pass failed)
CHO - Kyle Sattler 11 pass from Baker (kick failed)
CHO - Henderson 36 pass from Baker (Justin Lohman kick)
CHO - David Barlow 45 run (kick failed)
CHO - Spencer Richins 1 run (Lohman kick)
Chinook 53, Sunburst 18
In Northern C action Friday night, the juggernaut that is the Chinook Sugarbeeters kept on rolling. In what was billed as a second straight important road test for the Beeters against Sunburst, it instead turned into a laugher.
Chinook broke open a 12-6 second-quarter lead by scoring 34 unanswered points on their way to routing Sunburst, 53-18. The Refiners jumped on the scoreboard first with a 55-yard TD pass from Mitch Diegel to Matt Tomscheck to lead 6-0. That is when the tandem of Adam Hayes and Chad Beck took over the game.
Hayes threw six touchdown passes on the night, including three long bombs to Beck. Beck caught scoring passes of 38, 32 and 50 yards, and he also scored on a 12-yard run. Hayes also completed touchdown strikes to Tad Darrah and Marty Birky. Casey Barber also got into the scoring column with a 27-yard TD run in the first quarter.
The win improves the Beeters' record to 4-0 in conference and keeps them tied with Big Sandy for first place in the conference standings. Chinook will wrap up its three-game road trip on Saturday when it travels to Rocky Boy.
Chinook 12 22 12 7 - 53
Sunburst 6 6 0 6 -18
SUN - Matt Tomscheck 55 pass from Mitch Diegel (run failed)
CHI - Chad Beck 38 pass from Adam Hayes (kick failed)
CHI - Casey Barber 27 run (pass failed)
CHI - Beck 32 pass from Hayes (Hayes run)
CHI - Beck 50 pass from Hayes (run failed)
CHI - Tad Darrah 70 pass from Hayes (Luke Whitney run)
SUN - Craig Cook 59 pass from Diegel (run failed)
CHI - Beck 12 run (kick failed)
CHI - Darrah 30 pass from Hayes (run failed)
CHI - Marty Birky 43 pass from Hayes (Whitney kick)
SUN - Cook 70 kickoff return (run failed)
Big Sandy 49, Hays-Lodge Pole 6
Friday night also saw the Big Sandy Pioneers keep pace with Chinook in the conference standings by thrashing the Hays-Lodge Pole Thunderbirds, 49-6 in Big Sandy.
The Pioneers jumped all over Hays-Lodge Pole, scoring 29 points in the first quarter. Quarterback Justin Willis scored the first four Big Sandy touchdowns, including two passing. He also scored on runs of eight and 11 yards.
Willis had a near perfect night, shredding the Thunderbird defense for six total touchdowns. He was 4-4 passing for 88 yards and four touchdowns. Willis also rushed six times for 64 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Lawrence Jappe also scored three times. Jappe caught two TD passes and ran for another.
Big Sandy improved to 4-0 with the win as they prepare to visit North Star High School on Saturday afternoon. The Thunderbirds fell to 0-4 on the season. They will host Sunburst on Saturday.
Big Sandy 29 12 8 0 - 49
Hays-Lodge Pole 0 0 0 0 - 6
BS - Justin Willis 8 run (Willis run)
BS - Willis 18 pass to Ryan Pokorny (Kyle Danreuther Kick)
BS - Willis 11 run (Danreuther Kick)
BS - Willis 12 pass to Lawrence Jappe (Danreuther kick)
BS - Jappe 3 run (kick failed)
BS - Willis 28 pass to Pokorny (run failed)
BS - Willis 30 pass to Jappe (Halter run)
H-LP - Spencer Cochran 6 run (run failed)
Belt 44, North Star 6
On Saturday in Belt, the North Star High School Knights were overwhelmed by Northern C powerhouse Belt, 44-6. The Huskies benefited from scoring 36 unanswered points in the first half as the Knight's offense never got on track.
By the time the Knight's Chase Hadford finally scored on a 7-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, the Huskies were leading 44-6, which turned out to be the final score of the game.
The Knights (2-2, 2-1) will now prepare to host another Northern C power in the form of the Big Sandy Pioneers on Saturday afternoon in Rudyard.
North Star 0 0 0 6 - 6
Belt 22 14 0 8 - 44
Belt - Chris Mora 14 run (Dakota Wergin run)
Belt - Stephen Wall 1 run (kick failed)
Belt - Mac Sivertsen 37 run (Wergin run)
Belt - Matt Urick 27 run (run failed)
Belt - Clint Urick 51 run (Colton Wootan run)
North Star - Chase Hadford 7 run
Chester/J-I 62, Rocky Boy 0
In Rocky Boy on Saturday afternoon the Chester/J-I-Hi-Line Hawks took out their frustrations of losing to Chinook last weekend on the helpless Rocky Boy Stars. Chester/J-I scored 53 points on the first half en route to a 62-0 Northern C win over the Stars.
The Hawks got two touchdowns each from the trio of Derek Fraser, Tyler Han and Matt Wicks in the winning effort. Fraser scored on runs of 24 and three yards. Han scored on runs of three and one yards and he also threw a pair of touchdowns passes as well. Wicks scores came on the defensive end of the football. He took two interceptions back for touchdowns on the day.
Chester/J-I is now 2-2 on the year as they prepare to visit the Valier Panthers on Friday night. Meanwhile, the loss to the Hawks drops the Stars to 1-3 overall. They will host Chinook on Saturday afternoon.
Chester/J-I 14 29 7 12 - 62
Rocky Boy 0 0 0 0 - 0
C/J-I - Derrick Fraser 24 run (Kyle Cicon run)
C/J-I - Tyler Han 3 run (run failed)
C/J-I - Fraser 3 run (Han run)
C/J-I - Matt Wicks 20 int return (run failed)
C/J-I - Calan McKinley 26 pass from Han (Han run)
C/J-I - Han 1 run (Fraser kick)
C/J-I - Wicks 36 int return (Jared Bigsby kick)
C/J-I - Shay Ricter 26 pass from Han (run failed)
C/J-I - Trevor Violett 3 run (kick failed)