With football season marching on, some local teams continued to struggle, while others continued to prove they are on the rise this season.
Friday, the Big Sandy Pioneers and North Star Knights battled it out in Big Sandy in Northern C Six-Man play. While the struggles continued for the Pioneers, the No. 8 Knights looked strong, earning the 59-12 win. The Pioneers dropped to 1-2 and the Knights improved to 3-0.
Cooper Spicher and Quinn Spinler continued to lead the Knights this season, and in the win the two combined for eight touchdowns. A 14-0 first quarter lead quickly erupted into a 47-point victory. Spicher scored on a 3-yard run, a 16-yard run, a 10–yard run, a 40-yard run and a 70-yard run. Spinler also scored on a 29-yard run, a 25-yard pass from Spicher, and on a 23-yard run.
Big Sandy saw two scores from Jerry Hanson. Hanson scored on a 13-yard run and a 30-yard run, but couldn’t do enough to push for a win.
Saturday the Knights will host Box Elder, while Friday night, the Pioneers will host Augusta.
North Star 14 18 20 7 - 59
Big Sandy 0 6 0 6 – 12
NS — Cooper Spicher 3 run (Matthew Helmbrecht kick)
NS — Cooper Spicher 16 run (kick failed)
BS — Jerry Hanson 13 run (run failed)
NS — Cooper Spicher 10 run (kick failed)
NS — Quinn Spinler 29 run (kick failed)
NS — Cooper Spicher 40 run (kick failed)
NS — Cooper Spicher 70 run (Cooper Spicher run)
NS — Quinn Spinler 25 pass from Cooper Spicher (kick failed)
NS — Quinn Spinler 23 run (Thatcher Smith pass)
NS — Jimmy Snow 15 run (Rian Gulick pass)
BS— Jerry Hanson 30 run (run failed)
Belt 36, Chester/J-I 26
In Northern C Eight-Man action, the Belt Huskies and Chester/J-I Hawks also met in conference action. But as the two top-ranked teams in the Northern C met in Chester, the No. 1 Hawks were not able to come away with another win Thursday night.
The Huskies defeated the Hawks 36-26, using a 20-point third quarter to extend the gap over C/J-I. But the Hawks are still in good position this season, as this was their first loss of the season, and now sit near the top of the Northern C ranks with a 3-1 record.
The game was tied 6-6 after one quarter of action, and tied 14-14 at the half. But that big third quarter proved to be the difference. Justin May helped lead the way with a 40-yard TD run and a 22-yard pass for a score from Dell Harmon. Tim Stokes also caught a 24-yard touchdown pass from Harmon, while Harmon also punched in an eight-yard run.
Friday the Hawks will get back to action as they travel to face Power-Dutton-Brady.
Belt 6 8 20 2 — 36
Chester/J-I 6 8 6 6 — 26
C/J-I — Tim Stokes 24 pass from Dell Harmon (pass failed)
Belt — Kolton Hausgrose 24 pass from Holden Maki (pass failed)
C/J-I — Justin May 40 run (Justin May run)
Belt — Hunter Croff 7 run (Tristin Cummings pass from Holden Maki)
Belt — Paxton Maki 11 pass from Holden Maki (run failed)
C/J-I — Justin May 22 pass from Dell Harmon (pass failed)
Belt — Hunter Croff 1 run (Colton Swanson pass from Holden Maki)
C/J-I — Dell Harmon 8 run (pass failed)
Belt — Safety
Chinook 48, Centerville 28
Saturday, the Chinook Sugarbeeters also met a Northern C Eight-Man conference opponent. The No. 4 Beeters came away with another win, taking down winless Centerville 48-28 in Centerville. Chinook is now 3-1.
In the win, the storyline belonged to Zack Molyneaux once again.
Molyneaux was responsible for five of Chinook’s touchdowns. The first quarter went back and forth and the Beeters ended up holding a 21-20 lead. As the Centerville offense began to cool down, Molyneaux was only heating up.
In the first quarter Molyneaux scored on a 70-yard kick return and a five-yard run. In the second quarter he scored on a 50-yard run and threw a scoring pass of 40-yards to Lane Seymoure. Molyneaux also scored on a 61-yard kick return in the third quarter as the Beeters outscored Centerville 28-16 after the first quarter.
Gavin Gunderson added a rushing score for the Beeters, while Jake Norby threw a TD pass to Ian McIntosh.
As Chinook continues to climb the Northern C ranks, the Beeters will host Cascade on Friday at 7:30 p.m. It will be Chinook’s homecoming game.
Chinook 21 14 8 6 – 48
Centerville 20 0 8 8 – 28
CV – Dylan Lencioni 10 run (pass failed)
CHI – Gavin Gunderson 55 run (Run failed)
CV – Jesse Mayernik 45 INT return (Pass failed)
CHI – Zach Molyneaux 70 KO return (Ian Mcintosh kick)
CV – Dylan Lencioni run (Dylan Lencioni run)
CHI – Zach Molyneaux run 5 yards (Zach Molyneaux pass to Ty Simenson)
CHI – Zach Molyneaux 50 run (Derek Bell to McIntosh)
CHI – Zach Molyneaux to Lane Seymour 40 pass (Run failed)
CV – Braidy Hofland 1 run (Dylan Lencioni Run)
CHI – Zach Molyneaux 61 KO return (Zach Molyneaux run)
CHI – Ian McIntosh pass to Jake Norby 14 yards (Kick failed)
Conrad 34, Harlem 20
An 0-3 start to the season is not what District 2B Harlem was looking for, but Friday the Wildcats did come closer to earning their first win of the year. Hosting the Conrad Cowboys, the Wildcats slipped to 0-3, suffering a 34-20 loss in Harlem. The Wildcats trailed 16-0 at the half, but three scores in the final two quarters made the loss somewhat respectable.
Stanley Irvine scored on a 42-yard run, followed by another scoring run from 30 yards out. The back-to-back scoring drives narrowed the gap to 22-12, but two unanswered touchdowns by the Cowboys widened gap right back up. Trevin Fox also scored on a 10-yard pass from Irvine in the fourth quarter for the Wildcats, but it wasn’t enough so late in the contest.
On Friday the Wildcats will look to get on track with a trip to Glasgow.
Conrad – 8 8 6 12 – 34
Harlem – 0 0 6 14 – 20
CON – Tristan Diedrich 7 pass from Shane Larson (Shane Larson run)
CON – Blake Underdahl 1 run (Blake Underdahl run)
CON – Blake Underdahl 5 run (pat failed)
HAR – Stanley Irvine 42 run (pat failed)
HAR – Stanley Irvine 30 run (pat failed)
CON – Blake Underdahl 85 kickoff return (pat failed)
CON – Maverick Habets 42 run (pat failed)
HAR – Trevin Fox 10 pass from Stanley Irvine (Fox from Stanley Irvine)
D-G-S 82, Box Elder 39
After an impressive win in week one of the season, the Six-Man Box Elder Bears have unfortunately dropped two straight games.
And after the crushing 82-39 loss on Saturday to Denton-Stanford-Geyser, the Bears are now 1-2 on the young season. The Bearcats were responsible for handing the Bears the lopsided loss Saturday in Box Elder.
The Bearcats pounced all over the Bears with 34 points in the first quarter and 28 more in the second. The Bears scored just 12 points in the same two periods, and found themselves in a deep hole out of the gate. A Will Ketchum 66-yard reception from Brandon The Boy was the Bears’ first score, followed by a Ketchum 69-yard kick return in the second quarter. But trying to stay competitive, Ketchum also scored on a 28-yard reception and a 14-yard reception from The Boy, while the Bears’ defense also had a 48-yard interception return.
Saturday the Bears will play the North Star Knights in Rudyard.
DGS 34 28 8 12 – 82
Box Elder 6 6 14 13 – 39
DGS – Kade Woodhall 50 yard run (kick failed)
DGS – Chase Hill 2 yard run (Chase Hill kick)
DGS – Conner Bokma 13 yard interception return (Chase Hill kick)
BE – Will Ketchum 66 yard pass from Brandon The Boy (kick failed)
DGS – Kade Woodhall 13 yard run (kick failed)
DGS – Chase Hill 40 yard punt return (kick failed)
DGS – Chase Hill 45 yard punt return (Chase Hill kick)
BE – Will Ketchum 69 yard kick return (kick failed)
C/J-I quarterback Dell Harmon looks to pass during last Thursday night's Northern C game in Chester.
DGS – Ty Martin 16 yard pass from Kade Woodhall (kick failed)
DGS – Bokma 16 yard pass from Kade Woodhall (Tyler Lee kick)
DGS – Kade Woodhall 14 yard run (kick failed)
BE – Will Ketchum 28 yard pass from Brandon The Boy (kick failed)
DGS – Bart Vaskey 36 yard run (Tyler Lee kick)
BE – Will Ketchum 14 yard pass from Brandon The Boy (kick good)
DGS – Kris Weinheimer 3 yard run (kick failed)
BE – Will Ketchum 56 yard pass from The Boy (pass good)
BE – 48 yard interception return (pass failed)
DGS – Tyler Lee 10 yard pass from Kendall Carpenter (kick failed)