Not every Hi-Line football team was fortunate enough to grab another win this weekend, but there was still plenty of success to go around for local football fans.
On Friday night the No. 1 Class C Chinook Sugarbeeters stayed on track as one of the most dominating Class C teams in the state.
Playing in Chinook, the Beeters handed the Sunburts Refiners a dominating 56-21 loss. And with the win, the Beeters improved to an impressive 6-0 on the season.
Once again, the big name in this win was Ben Stroh. The senior running back scored three more times for the beeters, rushing from 45-yards out, 15-yards out and returned a kickoff 75-yards for a score.
But Zach Molyneaux and Brandon Riphenburg also had big games. Molyneaux returned a punt 60 yards for a score and rushed for a 31 yard touchdown as well. Riphenburg scored on a 25-yard pass from Scott Schmitt as well as a 21-yard pass from Schmitt. Geoff Qualls also scored for the Beeters, rushing for a score from two-yards out.
The win by the Beeters was never in question. They went up 36-0 in the first quarter and added six in the second and 14 in the third. The Refiners put up seven points in the second, third and fourth quarter as they played from behind all game long.
The Beeters have a bye week this weekend.
Sunburst 0 7 7 7 — 21
Chinook 36 6 14 0 — 56
CHI — Brandon Riphenburg 25 pass from Scott Schmitt (pass failed)
CHI — Ben Stroh 45 run (pass failed)
CHI — Zach Molyneaux 60 punt return (Brandon Riphenburg pass from Scott Schmitt)
CHI — Ben Stroh 15 run (Zach Molyneaux run)
CHI — Brandon Riphenburg 21 pass from Scott Schmitt (Stroh run)
CHI — Geoff Qualls 2 run (PAT failed)
SUN — Tharp 1 run (PAT Robbins)
CHI — Zach Molyneaux 31 run (run failed)
SUN — Simons 60 punt return (PAT Dichtel)
CHI — Ben Stroh 75 kickoff return (Reid run)
SUN — Robbins 1 run (PAT Dichtel)
Big Sandy 44, Valier 6
In Class C 6-Man action, the Big Sandy Pioneers also had a productive Friday.
Playing on the road, the No. 7 Pioneers defeated the Valier Panthers 44-6 in Valier. With the win the Pioneers improved to 4-1 on the season, and once again looked to be a dominant force in the Northern C with a conference record of 3-0.
The Pioneers led 15-0 after the first quarter and never looked back, scoring 23 in the second and six in the third. The Big Sandy defense allowed just six pints, coming in the fourth quarter.
Quarterback Trevor Lackner dominated the Panthers, throwing four touchdown passes. Lackner’s TD tosses connected with Colter Darlington from 15 yards out, Kasey Martin from three-yards out, Jessey Bailey from five yards out and Kaden Beck from eight yards out.
Bailey also rushed for a seven-yard TD, as well as an eight-yard TD rush in the win for Big Sandy.
Friday the Pioneers will be back in action as they face rival North Star in Rudyard.
Big Sandy 15 23 6 0 — 44
Valier 0 0 0 6 — 6
BS — Colter Darlington 15 pass from Trevor Lackner (Dallas Briese kick)
BS — Kasey Martin 3 pass from Lackner (Colter Darlington pass from Trevor Lackner)
BS — Jessey Bailey 7 run (Dallas Briese kick)
BS — Jessey Bailey 8 run (Kaden Beck pass from Trevor Lackner)
BS — Jessey Bailey 5 pass from Trevor Lackner (Dallas Briese kick)
BS — Kaden Beck 8 pass from Trevor Lackner (pass failed)
VAL — Sullivan 18 yard pass from Christiaens (kick failed)
Geraldine-HW 54, North Star 26
The Northern C 6-Man North Star Knights were not able to come away with a win this weekend.
Friday in Highwood the No. 9 Knights faced a tough Geraldine-Highwood Tigers squad that handed the Knights a 54-26 loss. And with the loss, the Knights fell to 3-2 on the season.
The Knights struggled against the Tigers’ passing game, as they gave up five passing touchdowns. And struggling to score and keep up with the Tigers, the Knights one touchdown in each of the four quarters wasn’t enough.
Jordy Donoven had a 37-yard rushing touchdown, as well as a five-yard rushing TD for the first two scores. And in the third quarter, Donoven had a four-yard receiving score, while he also had the Knights’ fourth quarter score with a one-yard rushing touchdown.
North Star visits Big Sandy this Friday in a big six-man clash.
North Star 6 6 8 6 — 26
Geraldine-Highwood 6 24 8 16 — 54
NS — Jordy Donoven 37 run (pass failed)
GH — Jake Moline 23 run (kick failed)
NS — Jordy Donoven 5 run (kick failed)
GH — Nick Willis 54 pass from Chais Danbrook (Chais Danbrook kick)
GH — Nick Willis 30 pass from Chais Danbrook (Chais Danbrook kick)
GH — Nick Willis 25 pass from Chais Danbrook (Chais Danbrook kick)
GH — Austin Malek 6 pass from Chais Danbrook (Chais Danbrook kick)
NS — Jordy Donoven 4 pass from Cooper Spicher (Jordy Donoven kick)
GH — Eric Burchett 3 run (Chais Danbrook kick)
NS — Jordy Donoven 1 run (kick failed)
GH — Austin Malek 13 pass from Chais Danbrook (Chais Danbrook kick)
Glasgow 45, Harlem 0
The District 1B Harlem Wildcats also played on Saturday, but fell to 1-4 on the season with a 45-0 loss at the hands of the Glasgow Scotties in Harlem.
Harlem will face Wolf Point on Friday in Wolf Point.
GLA – Chaz Gordan 7 run (Andy Gardner kick)
GLA – Chaz Gordan 1 run (kick failed)
GLA – Chaz Gordan 21 run (Andy Gardner kick)
GLA – Chaz Gordan 1 run (Andy Gardner kick)
GLA – Boyd Sinclair 22 pass from Lane Herbert (kick failed)
GLA – Chaz Gordan 20 run (kick failed)
GLA – Chaz Gordan 24 pass from Lane Herbert (kick failed)
The Chester/J-I Hawks and Hays-Lodge/Pole Thunderbirds also played this weekend, but no game stats were submitted.
The Northern C Hawks remained undefeated and improved to 6-0 on the season with a win over the Simms Tigers in Simms on Friday. The Hawks will keep things rolling on Thursday when they face Belt on the road.
But on the other end of the lopsided game, the Thunderbirds were defeated 40-8 by Scobey on the road. Now another tough opponent awaits the Thunderbirds as they gear up to face Wibaux on the road on Saturday.