On a white-hot day Saturday at Blue Pony Stadium, the Havre High football team was just that - hot. The Ponies opened the 2011 season with a 54-25 win over the Whitefish Bulldogs in a nonconference Class A affair Saturday afternoon in Havre. The win helped HHS extend its winning streak to five games against their BNSF Trophy rival from Whitefish.
The Ponies scored on their first three possessions of the first quarter as Justin Jensen threw back-to-back touchdowns to Casey Schaub and Brayden Grimson, respectively. Havre's third score came on a 70-yard kickoff return by Ryan Brandt. While Whitefish battled early and only trailed 20-12 after one, the Pony offense proved too much for the Bulldogs as HHS led 45-12 at halftime.
The win gave the Ponies a 1-0 start to the season. Havre is back in action next Saturdya at Butte Central.
For full coverage, see Monday's Havre Daily News.