In Class C eight-man and six-man football, there’s bound to be some wide and high-scoring affairs. And that’s just the type of game the Chinook Sugarbeeters and Centerville Miners played this weekend.
The Beeters scored on a 58-yard touchdown pass from Zach Molyneaux to Scott Schmitt with under a minute left in Friday night’s Northern C showdown, lifting Chinook to an improbable 64-61 win at Hoon Field.
After a 23-point barrage in the third quarter, Chinook looked as though it was going to roll to a win as the Beeters led the Miners 56-41 with 15 minutes left. But Centerville stormed back, scoring three straight times in the third quarter to take a 61-56 lead with less than two minutes to play. But Molyneaux, who had a star-studded performance all by himself, delivered one more time, and Chinook escaped with a win in a game which featured 125 points and well over 1,000 total yards of offense.
Chinook led 20-13 after the first quarter as Molyneaux returned the opening kickoff 70 yards for a score. It was fireworks right from the beginning of the game, and he was involved in almost all of it. Later in the period, he scored on a 28-yard keeper, while Robbie Klingaman added a 17-yard run though Chinook found itself trailing 34-33 at halftime.
Molyneaux once again exploded in the third quarter however. He scored on runs of 76 and 15 and three yards in the third to put the Beeters well in front, before the wild comeback by the Miners in the final 12 minutes.
In all, Molyneaux rushed for 298 yards and had a hand in seven Sugarbeeter scores as they improved to 4-1 on the season.
Chinook will look to keep running when the Beeters travel to Cascade on Friday night.
Centerville 13 21 7 20 — 61
Chinook 20 13 23 8 — 64
Centerville — Little 4 run (run failed), Hofland 3 run (Lencioni kick), Hofland 2 run (run failed), Lencioni 37 run (Hofland run), Pearsall 6 pass from Chartier (run failed), Pearsall 16 pass from Chartier (Davis pass from Chartier), Lencioni 1 run (run failed), Lencioni 37 pass from Chartier (Pearsall pass from Chartier), Hofland 4 run (pass failed).
Chinook — Molyneaux 70 kick return (kick failed), Molyneaux 28 run (run failed), Klingaman 17 run (Surber pass from Molyneaux), Molyneaux 36 run (Sarber pass from Molyneaux), Molyneaux 76 run (run failed), Molyneaux 15 run (Surber pass from Schmitt), Molyneaux 3 run (pass failed), Qualls 8 pass from Molyneaux (Seymar pass from Molyneaux), Schmitt 58 pass from Molyneaux (Qualls pass from Schmitt).
Chester/J-I, 44, Belt 6
Another big Northern C test, no problem for the No. 2 Chester/J-I Hawks.
So far this season, the Hawks have brushed aside every challenge in their way and they did the same to the Belt Huskies Friday night in Belt.
C/J-I quarterback Dustin Romain threw three touchdown passes and ran for another scores as the Hawks dispatched the Huskies 44-6 in a Northern C clash. After a scoreless first quarter, Romain hooked up with Tim Stokes for 43 yards and Jordan Oraw for 42 yards to give the Hawks a 14-0 lead at intermission.
C/J-I then put the Huskies away with 22 more unanswered points in the third period. Erik Kelly opened the second half with a 48-yard TD run and Oraw caught his second score of the night, while the C/J-I defense shut Belt out until midway through the fourth quarter.
The Hawks (5-0) will now return home for a huge game with rival Power-Dutton-brady Friday night in Chester.
C/J-I 0 14 22 8 – 44
Belt 0 0 0 6 – 6
C/J-I – Tim Stokes 43 pass from Dustan Romain (pass failed)
C/J-I – Jordan Oraw 42 pass from Romain (pass complete)
C/J-I – Erik Kelly – 48 run (pass complete)
C/J-I Romain 1 run (Kelly run)
C/J-I – Oraw 24 pass from Romain (run failed)
B – Swonson 29 pass from Maki (pass failed)
C/J-I – Mike hence 24 pass from Romain (run good).
Malta 63, Harlem 0
A rough season in Harlem got even more difficult on Friday night as the Wildcats were blasted by the ranked Malta Mustangs.
In a District 2B clash, the Mustangs beat the Wildcats 63-0 in Harlem.
Reed Robinson scored on Malta’s first three possessions, on runs of 30, 40 and 62 yards as the Mustangs jumped out to a 35-0 lead in the first quarter.
Harlem never threatened, as the Wildcats committed three turnovers in the first half, and the mercy rule was put into effect late in the second quarter.
Harlem (1-3) will travel to Glasgow this Friday.
Malta 35 7 7 14 — 63
Harlem 0 0 0 0 — 0
Malta — Reid Robinson 30 run (Dalton Brookie kick); Robinson 40 run (Brookie kick); Robinson 62 run (Brookie kick); Caden Bedwell 56 pass from Kendall Denham (Brookie kick); Brookie 30 pass from Denham (Brookie kick); Kyle Mitchell 8 pass from Jase Galt (Brookie kick); Quinton Boos 10 run (Brookie kick); Boos 48 pass from Galt (Brookie kick); Nolan Simanton 1 run (Brookie kick).
Harlem — no scoring.
Big Sandy 51, Augusta 35
The Big Sandy Pioneers have rarely been threatened this season, but on Saturday afternoon, for a time, the Augusta Elks did a little threatening.
However, Big Sandy ripped off 28 unanswered points in the second and third quarters and got five touchdown passes from senior Trevor Lackner to pull away from the Elks 51-38 in Augusta.
The Elks led the No. 3 Pioneers 16-7 early in the second quarter, but Zack Leader’s second of three touchdown catches put the Pioneers back into the game. Leader caught a TD from Lackner for 15 yards, then a 17-yarder to put Big Sandy ahead 20-16 at halftime.
The Pioneers continued to score at the start of the third. Lane Martin scored on a 2-yard run and Lackner followed that up with a 36-yard scamper to paydirt as Big Sandy led 39-30 after three periods. Jessey Bailey put the nail in the coffin the fourth when he broke off a 30-yard TD run, and Lackner connected with Martin for a 54 yard score late in the contest.
The Pioneers are now 4-0 and have a huge game with No. 7 Valier on Friday night in Big Sandy.
Big Sandy 7 13 19 12 – 51
Augusta 8 8 14 8 – 35
A – Krone 21 pass from Hantz (Thompson kick)
BS – Zac Leader 8 pass from Trevor Lackner (Lane Martin pass from Lackner)
A – Wearley 39 pass from Hantz (Thompson kick)
BS – Leader 15 pass from Lackner (pass failed)
BS – Leader 17 pass from Lackner (Kaden Beck pass from Lackner)
BS – Martin 2 run (Beck pass from Lackner)
BS – Lackner 36 run 9Tanner Works pass from Lackner)
A – Krone 47 pass from Hantz (Thompson kick)
BS – Jessey Bailey 30 run (pass failed)
A – Severinsen 18 pass from Hantz (kick failed)
BS – Martin 54 pass from Lackner (pass failed)
A – Krone 68 pass from Hantz (Thompson kick)
North Star 51, Box Elder 32
There’s no doubt the Box Elder Bears are improving in their first season of Six-Man football, but the North Star Knights were still too powerful for them.
On Saturday afternoon in Box Elder, the Knights got four scores form Cooper Spicher and they reeled off 26 points in the second quarter to down the Bears 51-32 in a North Division contest.
Quinn Spinler and Gavin Spinler scored on back-to-back runs to give the Knights a 12-0 first-quarter lead. Box Elder answered with the first of five touchdown passes by Brandon The Boy, but the Knights were just getting started. Before halftime, Spicher scored on a four-yard run and then hooked up with Donovan Ulman for a 15-yard TD pass. Spicher added a 47-yard scoring run as the Knights led 28-12 at halftime.
In all, Spicher scored two rushing TD’s and threw a pair of TD passes. He also connected with Quinn Spinler for 33 yards in the third quarter. Ulman scored twice for the Knights as well, while The boy hit Will Ketchum for two TD’s, as well as two to Clayton Morsette and one to Jacob Burns.
With the loss, the Bears dropped to 0-3 on the season. They travel to Augusta on Saturday. North Star is back at home for a pivotal matchup with first-place Geraldine-Highwood on Saturday in Rudyard.
North Star 12 26 13 0 – 51
Box Elder 0 12 6 14 – 32
NS – Quinn Spinler 53 run (kick failed)
NS – Gavin Spinler 18 run (kick failed)
BE – Clayton Morsette 7 pass from Brandon The Boy (run failed)
NS – Cooper Spicher 4 run (kick good)
NS – Donoven Ulman 16 pass from Spicher (kick failed)
NS – Spicher 47 run (kick failed)
BE – Morsette 5 pass from The Boy (kick failed)
NS – Q. Spinler 33 pass from Spicher (kick failed)
BE – Will Ketchum 30 pass from The Boy (pass failed)
NS – Gavin Spinler 30 run (kick failed)
NS – Clayton White 1 run (Ulman run)
BE – Ketchum 31 pass from The Boy (Jones kick)
BE – Jacob Burns 3 pass from The Boy (kick failed).
Havre JV’s 32, Rocky Boy22
On Monday night, the Rocky Boy Stars came to Blue Pony Stadium to take on the Havre High junior varsity team, and it turned out to be a very competitive game. The blue Ponies won 32-22, but Rocky Boy’s offense was very explosive at times.
The Ponies got two touchdown runs from Trevor Jensen and one from Gunnar Aageson in the first half, while Kendall Swan threw second-half TD passes to Brian Smith and Josh Emge.
The Stars got two TD passes from Desmond Parker, while Junior Day Child threw a 92-yard scoring bomb to Lance Parker in the second half.