With the end of the season just around the corner, some local football teams are fighting for postseason seeding, while others are still trying to salvage their seasons.
On Friday in Plentywood, the Harlem attempted to get back into the win column. But when it was all said and done, it was Plentywood that defeated the Class B Wildcats 42-14. The Wildcats dropped to 1-6.
Harlem got scores from Stanley Irvine and Seth Adams. Irvine had a 70-yard run for a TD, while Adams earned a 26-yard run and score. Harlem will host Shelby on Wednesday.
Harlem 0 0 6 8 – 14
Plentywood 14 21 7 0 – 42
Harlem — Stanley Irvine 70 run (run failed); Seth Adams 26 run (Blackcrow run).
Plentywood (3-4) — RJ Becker 20 run (kick failed); Jackson Marsh 3 run (Trey Howard run); Trey Howard 28 run (Payden Anderson kick); Jackson Marsh 20 run (kick failed); Jackson Marsh 21 pass from Payden Anderson (Tanner Sedgwick pass from Payden Anderson); Trey Howard 14 run (Payden Anderson kick).
Chinook 63, Fort Benton 18
The No. 5 Chinook Sugarbeeters earned a very important win in Class C 8-Man action on Friday. Hosting the conference rival Fort Benton Longhorns, the Beeters won 63-18, holding down the second place position, while remaining on the heels of the first place Chester/J-I Hawks.
Zac Molyneaux had another career day for the Beeters. Molyneaux scored on a 24-yard pass from Scott Schmitt, and on a seven-yard jaunt, but also tossed three touchdown passes, including two to Geoff Qualls and one to Dylan Surber. Surber also scored on a TD pass from Ian McIntosh, while McIntosh totaled three touchdown passes on the evening. Derek Bell also rushed for a 23-yard score, while the Chinook defense earned a safety.
The Beeters improved to 7-1 in the conference and will travel to Belt on Wednesday.
Fort Benton 0 0 0 18 – 18
Chinook 14 13 20 – 63
Fort Benton — McCarthy 57 run (run failed); Ullery 10 run (run failed); Ullery 51 run (run failed).
Chinook — Zach Molyneaux 24 pass from Scott Schmitt (Dylan Surber kick); Safety; Geoff Qualls 20 pass from Zach Molyneaux (Dylan Surber kick); Zach Molyneaux 7 run (Geoff Qualls from Zach Molyneaux); Geoff Qualls 8 pass from Zach Molyneaux (run failed); Dylan Surber 14 pass from Zach Molyneaux (pass failed); Dylan Surber 12 pass from Ian McIntosh (Dylan Surber kick); Jacob MacLean 44 pass from Ian McIntosh (Cody McCracken pass from Ian McIntosh); Cody McCracken 20 pass from Ian McIntosh (kick failed); Derek Bell 23 run (run failed).
Chester-J/I 42, Great Falls Central 22
The Northern C 8-Man Chester/J-I Hawks also earned a big time win on Friday, as they maintained the No. 1 spot in the division. The No. 2 Hawks defeated Great Falls Central (tied for second in the division before the loss) 42-22, improving to 8-0 in league play.
Erik Kelly rushed for 229 yard for the Hawks, and got into the end zone on two different occasions. Dustin Romain also ran for two touchdowns and threw a TD pass for the Hawks. And on defense, Jordan Oraw had 12 tackles and Cody Ramberg had nine.
Tonight the Hawks will get take the field against visiting Cascade at 7 p.m. in Chester.
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Wibaux 56, Hays-Lodge Pole 16
Action continued on Saturday, but it wasn’t kind to the Class C 8-Man Hays-Lodge Pole Thunderbirds at home. Wibaux defeated the Thunderbirds 56-16 as they dropped to 0-8 on the season.
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Valier 55, Box Elder 15
The Class C 6-Man Box Elder Bears also had a rough outing on Saturday, as they continue limp through the season. Playing at home in Box Elder, Valier defeated the Bears 55-15 as the Bears dropped to 0-7 on the season.
The Bears went scoreless through the first half, but grabbed a safety in the third quarter and two touchdown passes from Brandon The Boy in the fourth quarter. The Boy connected with Jake Jones and Will Ketchum.
Tonight the Bears will travel to take on Heart Butte.
Valier 24 16 15 0 – 55
Box Elder 0 0 2 13 – 56
VAL – Cody Berg 30 run (kick good)
VAL – Cooper Hawke 7 pass from Clint Christiansen (kick good)
VAL – Blocked punt recovered in end zone (kick good)
VAL – Justin Sullivan 35 punt return (kick failed)
VAL – Justin Sullivan 8 pass from Clint Christiansen (kick good)
VAL – Cody Berg 19 run (kick good)
VAL – Justin Sullivan 17 pass from Clint Christiansen (kick good)
VAL – Wade Culver 22 run (kick failed)
BE – Jake Jones 6 pass from Brandon The Boy (run failed)
BE – Will Ketchum 16 from Brandon The Boy (Slayte Duran run)
Stanford-Geyser 67, North Star 13
Also playing on Saturday, things didn’t get any better for the Class C 6-Man North Star Knights. The Knights dropped to 3-4 as Stanford-Geyser defeated the nights 67-13.
Cooper Spicher was the only bright spot for the Knights. Spicher scored on a 55-yard kick return early, keeping North Star in the game as the trailed 14-6. But Stanford-Geyser scored seven unanswered TD’s before Spicher got into the end zone for the second and only other time. Spicher scored on a 14-yard run.
Tonight the Knights will travel to take on Valier.
North Star xxxx – 13
Stanford-Geyser xxxx – 67
SG – Bart Vaskey 14 pass from Chance Norskog (Wyatt Hungate kick)
SG – Wyatt Hungate 1 run (kick failed)
NS – Cooper Spicher 55 kickoff return (run failed)
SG – Chase Hill 40 run (Wyatt Hungate kick)
SG – Kade Woodhall 1 pass from Chance Norskog (kick failed)
SG – Jesse Annala 17 blocked punt return (kick failed)
SG – Ty Martin 40 pass from Chance Norskog (pass failed)
SG – Chase Hill 9 run (Martin pass from Chance Norskog)
SG – Kade Woodhall 45 run (pass failed)
NS – Cooper Spicher 14 run (kick failed)
SG – Jesse Annala 10 pass from Chance Norskog (Jesse Annala pass from Chance Norskog)
SG – Kade Woodhall 50 fumble recovery (Dalton Miller run)
Big Sandy 70, Heart Butte 6
The Big Sandy Pioneers got the Northern C 6-Man conference back on track with a big time win on Saturday. The Pioneers have suffered just one loss this season, and improved to 7-1 with a dominating 70-6 win over Heart Butte.
Trevor Lackner contributed on five touchdowns for the Pioneers, as he passed for two scores, and rushed for three more. His passing scores went for 11 and 42-yards, both to Lane Martin. And Lackner’s rushing TD’s came from 25, 52, and eight-yards out. Martin also had three scores, adding a touchdown on a 30-yard run.
Jessey Bailey also had two scores, while Cody Bailey had one score for the Pioneers.
The Pioneers will host Geraldine/Highwood on Wednesday.
Big Sandy 27 12 14 8 – 70
Heart Butte 0 0 6 0 – 6
BS – Trevor Lackner 25 run (kick failed)
BS – Trevor Lackner 52 run (Trevor Lackner kick)
BS – Lane Martin 30 run (Lane Martin pass from Trevor Lackner)
BS – Jessey Bailey 23 run (pass failed)
BS – Jessey Bailey 12 run (kick failed)
BS – Trevor Lackner 8 run (kick failed)
BS – Lane Martin 11 pass from Trevor Lackner (kick Failed)
BS – Lane Martin 42 pass from Trevor Lackner (Trevor Lackner kick)