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Two winless teams went at it in Chinook on Friday night, as the Hays- Lodge Pole Thunderbirds did battle with the Chinook Sugarbeeters with one team guaranteed to finally get off the snide. Going by records, the two teams appeared to be fairly even, but on the field there was no comparison. The Beeters jumped out to a 22-0 halftime lead thanks to three touchdowns by Greg Qualls, two coming on punt returns of 35 and 40 yards and another on a twoyard plunge. Max Holfeldt got the Beeters a third special teams touchdown in the third quarter on a 77-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to put the game away at 34-6. The T-Birds got a pair of touchdown passes from Spencer Cochran to Josh Black Elk in the second half, one of 20 yards and another of 15 yards in the loss. Chinook is now 1-3, while HLP falls to 0-4 with the loss. The Beeters travel to Belt on Saturday, and HLP travels to Rocky Boy on Friday night.
Sunburst 64, Big Sandy 20 Big Sandy was hoping for an upset victory over Sunburst Friday night in Big Sandy, but Sunburst was just too good, easily defeating the Pioneers 64- 20 in a Northern C clash. The Pioneers just had no answer for the dynamic duo of Shane Turner and Reece Clark, who combined for six total touchdowns. Turner had three rushing touchdowns of 2, 2 and 11 yards as well as a 20-yard interception for another score. Not to be outdone, Clark had a pair of touchdown runs also, scoring on rushes of 4 and 11 yards. Trevor Darlington had two touchdowns, one rushing and another coming on an eight-yard touchdown pass to Blake Brumwell. Cory Halter also scored on a 40-yard run for the Pioneers. The loss drops the Pioneers record to 1-3, while Sunburst remained unbetean on the season at 4-0. Big Sandy will travel to Centerville on Saturday.
Shelby 23, Harlem 6 Shelby denied the Harlem Wildcats their first win of the season Friday night in Harlem after overwhelming the Wildcats by a score of 23-6. Ryan Hart connected with Zach Mayernik on a six-yard touchdown pass to take an 8-0 lead. The Coyotes went ahead 10-0 following a defensive safety. Zack Hayes and Ryan Hart each added touchdown runs of three yards and 12 yards, respectively in the second half. The Wildcats only score came in the fourth quarter when trailing 16-0, as Rick Haluszka hit Tyler McCann on a six-yard touchdown pass. The loss meant that the Wildcats are still winless on the season at 0-4. Harlem travels to Choteau on Friday.
North Star 53, Valier The North Star Knights continued their impressive play in Six-Man football, improving their record to 3-1 after a 53-8 victory over Valier Saturday in Rudyard. Adam Chvilicek sparked the Knights to the victory with an impressive performance that included three touchdowns. Chvilicek scored on a 69-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to give the Knights a 13-0 lead. Shortly after, he hit paydirt again on a 23-yard run to push the Knights' lead to 20-0. Chvilicek added a third touchdown in the first half on a 17-yard run. Then the exclamation point came late in the first half when Zach Rambo ran back a 54-yard punt return for a touchdown to give the Knights a 40-0 halftime lead. Cody Jurenka also scored on a 12- yard touchdown reception and Josh Beaudry also with a 12-yard touchdown run. The Knights host Highwood on Saturday.
Geraldine 66, Box Elder 25 Geraldine used an impressive 30- point first quarter to quickly put away the Box Elder Bears in a 66-25 victory over the Bears Saturday in Box Elder. Jesse Schmidt had three total touchdowns, two rushes of 50 and 25 yards as well as an 11-yard fumble return for a score. R. J. Clark also had a stellar evening tossing three touchdown passes, two to Vance Larsen and another to David Martin. Jaron Raining Bird hauled in two touchdown passes from Travis Russette of 51 and 70 yards, respectively. Raining Bird also hit paydirt on a 50-yard touchdown run. The only other score from the Bears came on a fumble recovery for a touchdown by Daniel Nault. The loss drops the Bears record to a disappointing 1-3 on the season.
Chester/J-I 80, Rocky Boy 28 The Chester/J-I Hawks cruised to an easy victory in Rocky Boy Saturday, as they rolled up 80 points on the Stars. C/J-I scored 32 points in the first quarter and the Hawks tacked on 42 more in the second stanza to take a 60- 12 halftime lead in an 80-28 win. Zach Melton scored three times for the Hawks, while Callen McKinley found the end zone four times, and Tyler Han threw five touchdown passes. Lyndesy Eagleman scored on a 56- yard run for Rocky Boy and Cliff Singer threw for one touchdown and ran for another in the loss. The Stars will host Hays-Lodge Pole on on Friday night, while the Hawks will host arch rival Sunburst on Friday.