Football across the Hi-Line saw both big wins and tough losses this weekend.
And getting things started on Friday, the Northern C Chinook Sugarbeeters dominated the Sunburst Refiners 57-8 in Sunburst. It was only the No. 7 Beeters second game of the season, but starting out 2-0 the Beeters have already earned two big wins.
The Refiners scored just one touchdown and eight points on Friday. But the single score came in the first quarter after Chinook posted 28 straight points on four touchdowns.
Scoring in the first quarter was Tyler Molyneaux on a 15-yard run and a 16-yard run. And Chris Haider scored on a 33-yard pass from Lane Schmidt as well as a 45-yard pass from Schmidt.
But the Beeters also put up two touchdowns in the second quarter, as well as two more in the third and a safety in the fourth.
Ben Stroh came away with two rushing touchdowns, one from 52 yards out and the other from 19 yards away. And Zack Molyneaux scored on a 32-yard carry while Tyler Molyneaux added a third touchdown on another 15-yard run.
Schmitt was 4-of-6 passing for 92 yards and two touchdowns. And rushing the ball, Stroh rushed for 110 yards while Tyler Molyneaux added 92. Zach Molyneaux and Geoff Qualls also combined for 60 yards.
Next in store for the Beeters will be a true test of their abilities. Friday in Chinook the Beeters will host Fort Benton, one of the clear favorites to win a state title this season.
Chinook 28 14 13 2 — 57
Sunburst 8 0 0 0 — 8
Chinook — Tyler Molyneaux 15 run (Tyler Molynaux pass from Lane Schmidt)
Chinook — Chris Haider 33 pass from Lane Schmidt (Taran Huestis kick)
Chinook — Tyler Molyneaux 16 run (Taran Hustis kick)
Chinook — Chris Haider 45 pass from Lane Schmidt (kick failed)
Sunburst — Scott Bye 65 run (Josh Friesen pass from Bye)
Chinook — Ben Stroh 52 run (Taran Hustis kick)
Chinook — Zack Molyneaux 32 run (Taran Hustis kick)
Chinook — Ben Stroh 19 run (run failed)
Chinook — Tyler Molyneaux 15 run (Taran Hustis kick)
Chinook — Safety
Big Sandy 48, Alberton 20
The Northern C Six-Man Big Sandy Pioneers also earned a dominating win on Friday night.
Hosting the Alberton Panthers, the Pioneers wasted no time in putting the contest away, and eventually grabbing the 48-20 win.
With the win the Pioneers improved to 2-0 on the season.
The Pioneers had a big first quarter on offense and defense, one of which gave them total control of the game.
Lane Martin earned the first score on a two-yard run. And Ryan Miller earned a safety on defense before scoring two touchdowns on offense in the first frame as well.
Miler scored on a 10-yard run and a 13-yard pass from Trevor Lackner. Lackner also scored on a 28-yard interception return to help the Pioneers to a 20-0 first quarter lead.
Leading 28-0 at the half, the Pioneers continued to roll through the Panthers.
In the second half, the Pioneers added 20 more points. The Panthers did score two touchdowns in the third quarter and on in the fourth, but it was just too little too late.
Miller finished the game with four touchdowns. And Kaden Beck also had a safety for the Pioneers late in the game to add an exclamation point to the already thriving defense.
Big Sandy will play again on Friday when the Pioneers take to the road to face Heart Butte.
Alberton 0 0 14 6 — 20
Big Sandy 20 8 20 0 — 48
Big Sandy — Lane Martin 2 run (kick fail)
Big Sandy — Ryan Miller safety
Big Sandy — Miller 10 run (kick fail)
Big Sandy — Trevor Lackner 28 interception (kick fail)
Big Sandy — Ryan Miller 13 pass from Trevor Lackner (Kaden Beck kick)
Alberton — Jake Thompson 5 pass from Cody Ishler (Jake Thompson kick)
Big Sandy —Ryan Miller 1 run (kick fail)
Alberton — Matthew Foler 40 pass from Cody Ishler (kick fail)
Big Sandy — C. J. Hanson 55 kick return (kick fail)
Big Sandy — Kaden Beck sack in end zone for safety
Big Sandy — Ryan Miller 17 run (kick fail)
Alberton — Mathew Foler 45 run (kick fail)
Centerville 26, Chester/J-I 16
One of the not so lucky Hi-Line teams of the weekend was the Chester/J-I Hawks.
On Friday night the Northern C Hawks played host to the Centerville Miners, but it was the Miners coming away with the 26-16 win.
Through the first quarter the game was knotted up at 8-8. But as the Miners went on to score a touchdown in each of the three remaining quarters, the Hawks were shut out until the fourth where they scored one more touchdown.
Scoring for the Hawks was Ceddy Pogue on a thee-yard run and Leonard Pugsley on another three-yard run.
Sam Rutherford of the Miners had four touchdowns, all of which came on the ground. Rutherford also finished with 253 rushing yards, while the Hawks offense was stalled several times by seven turnovers.
Chester/J-I (1-2) will face another Northern C Power/Dutton-Brady on Friday.
Centerville 8 6 6 6 —26
C/J-I 8 0 0 8 — 16
C/J-I — Ceddy Pogue 3 run (Ceddy Pogue pass from Brandon Graffr)
CV — Sam Rutherford 6 run (Sam Rutherford run)
CV — Sam Rutherford 30 run (run failed)
CV — Sam Rutherford 1 run (run failed)
C/J-I — Leonard Pugsley 3 run (Pugsley run)
CV — Sam Rutherford 14 run (run failed)
Choteau 55, Harlem 0
The Class B Harlem Wildcats also suffered a loss on Friday night.
But getting shut out at home, the hosting Wildcats were defeated 55-0 by the Choteau Bulldogs.
And with the loss the Wildcats dropped to 1-1 on the season.
The Harlem defense had its hands full, especially with Choteau’s Taylor Buck and Adam DeBruycker. Buck scored three touchdowns on the ground and Debruycker added two more on the ground.
The Bulldogs put up 14 points in the first quarter and 28 in the second to take a 42-0 lead at the half. The Bulldogs then added one touchdown in the third and one final touchdown in the final frame.
Harlem will remain at home this Friday to host District 4B's Roundup.
Choteau 14 28 7 6 — 55
Harlem 0 0 0 0 — 0
Choteau — Adam DeBruycker 21 run (David Lightner kick)
Choteau — Taylor Buck 8 run (David Lightner kick)
Choteau — Adam DeBruycker 32 run (kick failed)
Choteau — Taylor Buck 10 run (David Lightner pass from Chance Crabtree)
Choteau — Trig Zwerneman 12 pass from Chance Crabtree (kick failed)
Choteau — David Lightner 50 interception return (Chance Crabtree run)
Choteau — Taylor Buck 4 run (David Lightner kick )
Choteau — Austin Walker 27 run (run failed)
North Star 55, Heart Butte 18
Play continued into Saturday, where one more Hi-Line squad was able to come away with dominating victory.
Saturday in Rudyard, the North Star Knights trampled the Heart Butte Warriors in a Northern C Six-Man conference matchup.
The Knights came away with a 55-18 win at home.
The Knights’ dominating win came after a dominating performance in both the first and second quarters. North Star led 27-6 after the first frame, and increased its lead to 55-6 at the half.
Jordy Donoven had very good outing for the Knights. He ran for three touchdowns and passed for one. Donoven rushed for scores from 52 and 27 yards, as well as had a 65-yard kickoff return. And in the air, Donoven connected with Paul McLendon for a 13-yard score.
Dylan Crittenden also scored on a fumble recovery, while Karston Donoven scored on a seven-yard run for the Knights. Connor Kline also paced the Knights' rushing attack with two TDs, including a 41-yard run.
With the win the Knights improved to 1-1 on the season. And on Saturday the Knights will take to the road where they will face St. Regis.
Heart Butte 6 0 6 6 — 18
North Star 27 28 7 0 — 55
North Star — Paul McLendon 13 pass from Jordy Donoven (Connor Kline pass from Jordy Donoven)
North Star — Connor Kline 1 run (kick failed)
Heart Butte — Kyler Eagle Speaker 30 run (run failed)
North Star — Connor Kline 41run (run failed)
North Star — Dylan Crittenden fumble recovery in end zone (Karston Donoven run)
North Star — Jordy Donoven 52 run (Kline run)
North Star — Karston Donoven 7 run (Karston Donoven run)
North Star — Jordy Donoven 27 run (run failed)
North Star — Jordy Donoven 65 kickoff return (Caleb Vaughn run)
Heart Butte — Eagle Speaker 45 run (run failed)
Football across the Hi-Line saw both big wins and tough losses this weekend.
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