Hi-Line football continues to move forward and find success this season, as four local teams were able to record a victory this weekend.
After a tough 58-21 loss last weekend to Savage, the Class C 6-Man Big Sandy Pioneers got back on track Friday night.
Hosting the No. 3 Stanford-Geyser Wolverines, the unranked Pioneers bounced back into the win column. The Pioneers put on a show for the home fans and grabbed a 42-16 win, increasing their record to 2-1 in the meantime.
Trevore Lackner had another monster game for the Pioneers. Lackner threw for five scores in the outing. He connected with Kaden Beck on a 23-yard pass and a 20-yard pass, Lane Marten on a 23-yard pass and a five-yard pass, and with Colter Darlington on a 10-yard pass. Lackner helped boost the Pioneers to a 36-0 first quarter lead, and they never looked back.
Jessey Bailey also scored on a 24-yard rush for the Pioneers. And defensively, this was a huge game, as the Pioneers allowed just one second quarter score and one third quarter score to the No. 3 ranked Wolverines.
The Pioneers will host Augusta this Friday in Big Sandy.
Stanford-Geyser 0 8 8 0 — 16
Big Sandy 36 0 6 0 — 42
BS — Kaden Beck 23 pass from Trevor Lackner (kick failed)
BS — Lane Martin 23 pass from Trevor Lackner (Dallas Briese kick)
BS — Kaden Beck 20 pass from Trevor Lackner (Dallas Briese kick)
BS — Jessey Bailey 24 run (kick failed)
BS — Colter Darlington 10 pass from Trevor Lackner (Dallas Breise kick)
SG — Dylan Woodhall 7 run (Shad Connerton kick)
SG — Dylan Woodhall 20 run (Dylan Woodhall kick)
BS — Lane Martin 5 pass from Trevor Lackner (kick failed)
Chester/J-I 50, Fort Benton 12
Friday also brought a big win to Chester, as the No. 9 Chester/J-I Hawks handed Fort Benton a dominating 50-12 Northern C loss. The Hawks improved to 3-0 on the season and knocked the Longhorns down to 1-3.
Last weekend Leonard Pugsley sparked the comeback win for the Hawks, and was a major factor once again as the Hawks put up 14 points in the first quarter, eight in the second, 16 in the third and 12 in the fourth. The Hawks’ defense allowed just six points in the first and six in the second as they cruised for an easy win.
Pugsley rushed for four Hawk's touchdowns on Friday night. His longest of 46 yards was also his first score of the day, but he also added a rushing score from 28 yards, 11 yards and three yards.
Jordan Oraw also scored on a one-yard run for C/J-I, as well as on a three-yard run and an eight-yard run.
C/J-I is amongst the favorites in Class C 8-Man football, and will look to keep rolling on Friday when the Hawks host Tri-County.
Fort Benton 6 6 0 0 — 12
C/J-I 14 8 16 12 — 50
C/J-I — Leonard Pugsley 46 run (Eric Kelly pass from Leonard Pugsley)
FB — Kyle Evans 25 pass from Wyatt Ullery (pat failed)
C/J-I — Leonard Pugsley 28 run (pat failed)
FB — Brady Farwick 23 pass from Ullery (run failed)
C-J-I — Leonard Pugsley 11 run (Adam Fitzpatrick pass from Leonard Pugsley)
C/J-I — Jordan Oraw 1 run (Pugsley run)
C/J-I — Jordan Oraw 3 run (Eric Kelly pass from Leonard Pugsley)
C/J-I — Leonard Pugsley 3 run (pass failed)
C/J-I — Jordan Oraw 8 run (run failed)
Chinook 52, Power-Dutton-Brady 16
On Saturday, the undefeated Chinook Sugarbeeters kept the good times rolling. The Northern C 8-Man Beeters improved to 4-0 on the season when they handed Power-Dutton-Brady a 52-16 loss in Power.
Rising star, Zach Molyneaux rushed for 172 yard and also grabbed three scores. His touchdowns jaunts came from 35, five and 59 yards out. But senior Ben Stroh was also key, rushing for 139 yards and one touchdown. Stroh's touchdown came form 15 yards out, and the Beeters rushed for a total of 277 yards.
Jacob McLean also scored on a 63 yard run and Robby Klingaman also scored on a 14-yard reception.
The top-ranked Beeters were in full control of the contest, leading 22-8 at the half and 46-8 heading into the final frame.
Chinook will host Great Falls Central on Friday for another test in their undefeated season.
Chinook 14 8 24 6 — 52
Power-Dutton-Brady 8 0 0 8 — 16
PDB — Kyle Pederson 27 run (Calvin Gettel run)
CHI— Zach Molyneaux 35 run (Ben Stroh run)
CHI — Zach Molyneaux 5 run (run failed)
CHI — Robby Klingaman 4 run (Zach Molyneaux run)
CHI — Zach Molyneaux 59 run (Klingaman pass from Schmitt)
CHI — Robby Klingaman 14 pass from Schmitt (Stroh run)
CHI — Stroh 15 run (Geoff Qualls pass from Schmitt)
CHI — Jacob McLean 63 run (run failed)
PDB — Kyle Schmidt 12 run (Trent D. run)
North Star 66, Heart Butte 28
The Class C 6-Man North Star Knights made sure to handle the winless Heart Butte Warriors on Saturday on the road.
The Knights defeated the Warriors 66-28 and improved their record to 2-1 overall, while the Warriors remained winless.
Cooper Spicher was the hero this weekend, as the Knights put up scores in all four quarters, including 26 points in the first, 20 in the second, seven in the third and 13 in the fourth. Spicher threw two touchdowns, ran for one and returned a kickoff. Spicher returned a kick for a 55-yard score, rushed for a 57-yard score, and connected with Calvin Vaughn on a 20-yard score and Karston Donovan on a seven-yard score.
Jordy Donovan also came to play, as he added three scores. Jordy Donovan scored on a 30-yard interception return, a 60-yard run and a 20-yard run.
Vaughn also scored on a three-yard run, while Quinn Spinler returned a kick 65 yards for touchdown.
The Knights put together a solid game thiss week and will look to do so again on Saturday, as they face St. Regis on the road.
North Star 26 20 7 13 — 66
Heart Butte 6 0 6 16 — 28
HB — Austin Running Crane 25 pass from Mac Momberg (kick failed)
NS — Cooper Spicher 55 kickoff return (Donovan Ulman run)
NS — Jordy Donovan 30 interception return (run failed)
NS — Jordy Donovan 60 run (Karston Donovan run)
NS — Quinn Spinler 65 run (kick failed)
NS — Calvin Vaughn 3 run (kick failed)
NS — Calvin Vaughn 20 pass from Cooper Spicher (Karston Donovan run)
NS — Karston Donovan 7 pass from Cooper Spicher (Karston Donovan run)
HB — Mac Momberg 50 interception return (kick failed)
NS — Jordy Donovan 20 run (Donovan Ulmen pass from Cooper Spicher)
HB — Mac Momberg 51 pass from Tyler Still Smoking (J.C. AimsBack kick)
NS — Cooper Spicher 57 run (run failed)
HB — Tyler Still Smoking 4 pass from Mac Momberg (AimsBack kick)
Choteau 64, Harlem 7
On Friday the 1B Harlem Wildcats weren’t one of the fortunate teams, as they dropped to 1-2 on the season. Hosting Choteau, the Wildcats were defeated 64-7 in their home debut.
The lone Wildcat score came in the third quarter when Trevin Fox returned a kickoff 70 yards to pay dirt. Aaron Buffalo converted the PAT for Harlem.
The Wildcats will get back to action on Friday when they travel to face the Malta Mustangs in Malta.