By Tiffany L. Rehbein
Havre Blue Pony freshman football is alive and well at the high school.
Monday evening found the Ponies handing the Fergus County Golden Eagles an old-fashioned stomping at Blue Pony Stadium.
The Blue Ponies downed the Eagles 27-14.
After a silent first quarter, Havre opened the scoring in the second with a two-yard rumble by Levi Briese and a two-point conversion, also by Briese.
With time running out in the second, Justin Kegel connected with Steve Heberly for 26 yards.
Adding to the score, later in the game, Joey Howland rumbled 25 yards for a score. The Ponies final points came late in the third quarter when Briese pounded in from one yard out. The PAT by Howland was successful.
Briese had 18 carries for 132 yards to lead the rushing attack.
Howland contributed 72 yards on 13 carries.
Garrett Drake carried the ball three times for 18 yards and Caleb Young contributed 20 yards on four carries.
With additional yardage by Kegel, Matt Springer and Curt Leeds, the Ponies amassed a total of 233 total yards rushing.
Kegel completed three-of-four passes for a total of 72 yards and one touchdown. He completed two passes to Heberly for 61 yards and one pass to Nate Rietan for 11 yards.
Defensive stats were incomplete but standouts include: Buck Christofferson, Tyson Roe, Levi Briese.
This was a great opportunity to get to see all of our kids. Our more skilled players put us in a position to see all of the kids on the field. We saw some bright spots in a lot of different positions, said freshman coach Kim Kirby.
The freshmen will be putting it self on the line again at home on Saturday, when the Browning freshmen squad will enter the friendly confines of Blue Pony Stadium at 11 a.m.