With another weekend of football in the books, the Hi-Line saw another weekend filled with its share of ups and downs for local teams.
The Northern C 8-Man Chinook Sugarbeeters stayed on pace to be the most dominating team in the Class C on Friday. The No. 1 Beeters hosted Cascade and handed another opponent a crushing loss, this team defeating Cascade 68-14.
The Beeters opened strong with a 34-point first quarter and never looked back. They added six in the second quarter and total of 28 more in the second half. And the Beeters' defense was just as impressive, not allowing Cascade to score until late, when the game was already out of reach.
Ben Stroh put together another dominating game for the Beeters.
Stroh carried the ball just eight times, but put up 179 yards. Stroh averaged over 22 yards per carry and accounted for six of the Beeters touchdowns. Stroh had a 65-yard rushing touchdown, a three-yard rushing touchdown, a six-yard rushing touchdown and a 53-yard rushing touchdown. Stroh also returned two punts for a score, one from 45 yards and the other from 50 yards.
Jacob MacLean also scored two touchdowns for the Beeters. MacLean rushed for a nine-yard score and 40-yard score. And Gunderson punched in a 35-yard touchdown for the Beeters as well.
Now sitting at 3-0 on the year, the Beeters will play next when they travel to face Power-Dutton-Brady on Saturday.
Chinook 68, Cascade 14
Chinook 34 6 14 14 – 68
Cascade 0 0 8 6 – 14
CHI – Ben Stroh 65 run (Zach Molyneaux run)
CHI – Ben Stroh 3 run (run failed)
CHI – Ben Stroh 6 run (Ben Stroh pass from Schmitt)
CHI – Ben Stroh 45 punt return (run failed)
CHI – Jacob MacLean 9 run (run failed)
CHI – Ben Stroh 50 punt return (Zach Molyneaux run)
CHI – Ben Stroh 53 run (pass failed)
CAS - Wirth 5 run (Nelson run)
CHI - Gunderson 35 run (Gunderson run)
CAS - Ribaudo 55 pass reception (pass failed)
CHI – Jacob MacLean 40 run (run failed)
Fairview 70, Hays-Lodge Pole 12
The Northern C 8-Man Hays-Lodge Pole Thunderbirds also played on Friday, but suffered a tough, 70-12 loss to Fairview. The loss was the second straight and second of the season for the Thunderbirds and dropped their record to 0-2.
The Thunderbirds will get back on the field on Saturday when they host Circle in Hays.
Chester/J-I 30, Centerville 22
On Saturday the Northern C 8-Man Chester/J-I Hawks also grabbed another win in what looks to be a solid start to their season.
While on the road the No. 10 Hawks defeated the Centerville Miners 30-22 in comeback fashion.
After falling behind 6-0 after the first frame and 22-0 at the half, it took a major Hawks surge in the second half to ensure the win. And it was Leonard Pugsley who got things rolling for the Hawks, when he busted a 75-yard run for a touchdown in the third quarter. Erik Kelly also grabbed a one-yard rushing touchdown, and with both two point conversions succesfull, the Hawks found the deficit narrowed to 22-16 just like that.
In the fourth quarter Jordan Oraw added to the comeback efforts with a 35-yard run and score to help the Hawks earn a 24-22 lead, and Pugsley added the finishing touches with another TD run, this time from three-yards out.
The Hawks’ defense played a major role in the Saturday afternoon win. After giving up22 points to the Miners, the Hawks locked up the Miners offense in the second half and didn’t allow another point.
Friday brings yet another game for the Hawks, when they host Fort Benton.
C/J-I 0 0 16 14 — 30
Centerville 6 16 0 0 – 22
CEN — Jacob Frank 22 pass Kole Chartier (pass failed)
CEN — Dylan Lencioni 31 run (Frank pass from Kole Chartier)
CEN — Deryk Pearsall 9 pass form Chartier (Calan Hofland pass from Kole Chartier)
C/J-I — Leonard Pugsley 75 run (Leonard Pugsley run)
C/J-I — Erik Kelly 1 run (Jordan Oraw run)
C/J-I — Jordan Oraw 35 run (Leonard Pugsley run)
C/J-I — Leonard Pugsley 3 run (run failed)
North Star 39, Augusta 25
In Rudyard the Class C 6-Man North Star Knights found a way to earn their first win of the season Saturday.
After getting off to a 0-1 start last week, the Knights improved to 1-1 on Saturday with a home win over Augusta, 39-25. Augusta fell to 0-2 with the loss.
Jordy Donoven moved from quarterback to running back this season, and is already showing he is the man for the job. Donoven scored three touchdowns, including rushes from one-yard out, 50-yards out, and his longest, a rush from 62-yards out.
And Karston Donoven added three more touchdowns for the Knights, grabbing a two-yard rushing score, as well as a 13-yard pass and a 10-yard pass for scores. The 13-yard pass came from Cooper Spicher, while Jordy Donoven tossed the 10-yard pass.
Now sitting at 1-1, the Knights will take to the road on Saturday to face Heart Butte.
Augusta 0 12 0 13 — 25
North Star 7 6 19 7 — 39
NS — Jordy Donoven 1 run (Karston Donoven pass from J. Donoven)
NS — Jordy Donoven 50 run (pat failed)
Aug — Garrett Krone 3 run (pat failed)
Aug — Krone 52 pass from Justin Patch (pat failed)
NS — Karston Donoven 13 pass from Cooper Spicher (pat failed)
NS — Jordy Donoven 62 run (pat failed)
NS — Karston Donoven 2 run (Karston Donoven pass from Cooper Spicher)
Aug — Cole Tribby 27 pass from Krone (Krone run)
NS — Karston Donoven 10 pass from Jordy Donoven (Quinn Spinler run)
Aug — Garrett Lee 20 pass from Patch (pat failed)
Savage 58, Big Sandy 21
Unfortunately for the Big Sandy Pioneers, they were not able to find the win column in Class C 6-man action on Saturday, as they suffered a tough, 58-21 loss to Savage. The Pioneers dropped to 1-1 with the loss and didn’t look like the explosive team that blew out Terry last weekend at home.
The Pioneers fell behind 22-14 in the first quarter. They trailed, but remained close. But after being shutout in the second and third frames, they quickly fell behind 52-14 heading into the final frame. In the fourth, the Pioneers scored one touchdown, but didn’t gain much ground as Savage also scored again in the fourth, after posting 16 in the second and 14 in the third.
Big Sandy’s first score came on a one-yard Justin Stevens run, and the second came on a three-yard Stevens run. The third score came by Jace Solf in the fourth quarter, on a three-yard pass from Zac Leader.
Sitting at 1-1, the Pioneers will take to the field Saturday when they host Stanfore-Geysor.
Big Sandy 14 0 0 7 – 21
Savage 22 16 14 6 - 58
SAV - Michael Reynolds 3 run (Shad Stanford kick)
SAV - Chris Reynolds 44 run (Shad Stanford kick)
BS - Justin Stevens 1 run (Trevor Lackner kick failed)
SAV - Chris Reynolds 75 kick return (kick failed)
BS – Justin Stevens 3 run (Trevor Lackner kick)
SAV – Shad Stanford 20 pass from Chris Reynolds (Shad Stanford kick)
SAV – Michael Reynolds 1 run (Shad Stanford kick)
SAV – Shad Stanford 61 run (kick failed)
SAV – Shad Stanford 60 pass from Chris Reynolds (Shad Stanford kick)
BS - Jace Solf 3 pass from Zac Leader (Colter Darlington run)
SAV - Braden Feisthamel 29 run (pass failed)
Havre JV 56, Rocky Boy 30
By Blaine Grisak
Last Tuesday afternoon the Havre Blue Ponies JV football team got back to work against Rocky Boy after a long labor day weekend. Kade Rismon shined against the Rocky Boy defense throwing for four touchdowns to four different receivers. Layton Ophus, Jace Billy, Thomas Gruber, and Trevor Jensen were on the receiving end of the Rismon touchdown passes. The Blue Ponies were very successful running the ball as well. Tyrell Price, Gunner Aageson, Gruber, and Tristan Manuel each ran for one touchdown. Manuel aslo came up big in special teams, returning a kickoff for a touchdown. The Ponies JV team ended the day beating Rocky Boy 56-20.
The 1B Harlem Wildcats have yet to play this season. In week one actin they were forced to forfeit their game agasint Conrad, and over the weeknd, Lodge Grass gave up a forfeit to the Wildcats. Now with now games under their belts and a 1-1 record, the Wildcats are scheduled to take the field on Friday at 7 p.m. when they hope to host Choteau.