It was an odd week in prep football with most of the games being played Wednesday and Thursday, but the unusual schedule didn't throw off all of the local teams.
Unfortunately though, the Six-Man North Star Knights weren't one of those teams to come away with a win. On Wednesday, the Knights hosted Denton-Geyser-Stanford in Rudyard, but the Bearcats handed the Knights a devastating 59-0 loss at home. The Knights dropped to 4-2 in league play and 5-2 overall.
North Star failed to get their offense rolling early, making it impossible to keep up with the Bearcats. The Bearcats racked up 391 total yards of offense compared to the Knights' 76, also getting eight scores and shutting out the Knights. Quinn Spinler did total 33 rushing yards while Jimmy Snow added 20 to help lead the Knights.
Saturday the Knights will host the Valier Panthers in Rudyard at 1 p.m.
DGS 8 24 20 7 - 59
NS 0 0 0 0 - 0
DGS - Conner Bokma 3 yard run (Chase Hill kick)
DGS - Conner Bokma 16 yard run (Chase Hill kill)
DGS - Conner Bokma 8 yard pass from Kade Woodhall (Chase Hill kick)
DGS – Chase Hill 1 yard run (Chase Hill kick)
DGS – Chase Hill 7 yard run (Run failed)
DGS – Chase Hill 8 yard run (Chase Hill kick)
DGS – Chase Hill 16 yard run (Kick failed)
DGS - Cameron Cali 36 yard run (Tyrell Morris pass from Kendall Carpenter)
Choteau 47, Harlem 0
Also on Wednesday, the Class B Harlem Wildcats ran into a tough non-conference opponent in the Choteau Bulldogs.
The hosting Bulldogs defeated the Wildcats 47-0 as the Wildcat defense failed to limit standout quarterback Derek Durocher. Durocher threw four scoring passes, as well as ran for two more against Harlem.
The Wildcats fell to 0-7 on the season, but will look for a win on Thursday when they travel to Malta to take on the Mustangs.
Harlem 0 0 0 0 - 0
Choteau 6 20 13 8 - 47
CHO-Derek Durocher 1 run (kick failed)
CHO-Derek Durocher 10 run (kick failed)
CHO-Liam Breen 6 pass from Derek Durocher (Collin Achenbach kick)
CHO-Jake French 45 pass from Derek Durocher (Collin Achenbach kick)
CHO-Logan Crabtree 26 pass from Derek Durocher (kick failed)
CHO-Collin Achenbach 13 pass from Durocher (Collin Achenbach kick)
CHO-Christopher Moore 30 run (Collin Achenbach run)
Valier 36, Box Elder 32
The Box Elder Bears were looking to get back in the win column last week, but were edged out when they took on the Valier Panthers on Tuesday in Valier in Six-Man football.
The Bears were up 32-30 with 1:45 left to play, but a big defensive play by Valiers' Keegan Widhalm resulted in a strip sack on Box Elder's Brandon The Boy. The turnover resulted in a Sean Brownell six-yard touchdown reception fourth down with just 58 seconds left to play, giving the Bears a tough four-point loss.
Box Elder dropped to 1-5 in the conference and 2-5 overall, even with The Boy having a very solid outing. The Boy threw four touchdown passes, including a 58-yarder, 52-yarder, and 13-yarder to Will Ketchum, and a 22-yarder to Jake Jones.
The Bears will host Heart Butte on Saturday.
Box Elder 13 7 12 0 - 32
Valier 12 12 6 6 - 36
VAL - Tristan O'Neal 22 pass from Darin Habel (Kick failed)
BE - Slayte Duran 3 run (pass good)
VAL - Wade Culver 50 run (pass failed)
BE - Will Ketchum 58 pass from Brandon The Boy (pass failed)
VAL - Wade Culver 36 pass from Darin Habel (kick failed)
BE – Will Ketchum 52 pass from Brandon The Boy (pass good)
VAL - Cooper Hawke 36 pass from Darin Habel (kick failed)
BE – Will Ketchum 13 pass from Brandon The Boy (pass failed)
BE - Jake Jones 22 pass from Brandon The Boy (pass failed)
VAL - Sean Brownell 21 pass from Darin Habel (pass failed)
VAL – Sean Brownell 6 pass from Darin Habel (pass failed)
Belt 58, Chinook 54
On Thursday, the Northern C 8-Man Chinook Sugarbeeters also lost a very tight matchup.
Hosting the conference rival Belt Huskies, the Beeters had two big quarters, but failed to come back from 24-6 Husky lead in the first quarter. The Huskies fended off the Beeters to hand Chinook the 58-54 loss, as well as a 4-4 record on the season.
After trailing 24-6 in the first, the Beeters rallied for a 22-6 second quarter in their favor. The Beeters trailed 30-28, but were in striking distance. The biggest difference came in the third quarter as the Huskes outscored the Beeters 8-6, as both teams scored 20 points in the fourth quarter. Zach Molyneaux did run for three scores as well as caught two scoring passes on the evening as the Beeters fell just short of the win. Molyneaux's scores came on a one-yard run, 46-yard run, 55-yard reception, 50-yard run and on a 40-yard reception.
The Beeters will take on Power-Dutton-Brady on Friday on the road.
Belt 24 6 8 20 - 58
Chinook 6 22 6 20 - 54
Belt - Croff 5 run (Swanson pass from H. Maki)
CHI - Zach Molyneaux 1 run (run failed)
Belt - Swanson 24 pass from H. Maki (Croff run)
Belt - Metrione 19 run (Haugense run)
Belt - P. Maki 5 pass from H. Maki (pass failed)
CHI – Lane Seymour 45 pass from Ian McIntosh (run failed)
CHI - Zach Molyneaux 46 run (Ian McIntosh run)
CHI – Gavin Gunderson 1 run (Zach Molyneaux pass from Ian McIntosh)
CHI - Zach Molyneaux 55 pass from Ian McIntosh (pass failed)
Belt - Croff 29 pass from H. Maki (P. Maki pass from H. Maki)
Belt - Croff 2 run (H. Maki run)
CHI - Zach Molyneaux 50 run (Gavin Gunderson pass from Ian McIntosh)
Belt - Swanson 15 pass from H. Maki (pass failed)
Belt - Maki 3 run (run failed)
CHI - Zach Molyneaux 40 pass from Ian McIntosh (pass failed)
CHI – Gavin Gunderson pass from Ian McIntosh (pass failed)
Big Sandy 55, Heart Butte 8
Big Sandy was able to come away with a dominating win on Wednesday, as the Six-Man Pioneers defeated Heart Butte 55-8 on the road.
The win gives the Pioneers a 3-3 conference record and 3-4 record overall.
Heart Butte led the Pioneers 8-7 through the first quarter, but the Pioneers erupted with three scores in the second frame to jump out to a 26-8 halftime lead. Big Sandy's second quarter scores came from Geno Menard, on an 18-yard rush, 35-yard rush, and 40-yard rush.
The Pioneers added eight points in the third quarter and 21 more in the fourth to ensure the dominating win. Big Sandy got a safety, as well as got another Menard score from 35 yards out. Josh Solf also punched in a 10-yard rushing score and a 20-yard run, while Jacob Schuster ran in a five-yard score.
Saturday the Pioneers will face Geraldine/Highwood on the road.
Big Sandy 7 19 8 21 – 55
Heart Butte 8 0 0 0 – 8
HB – Will Horn 62 run (Horn kick)
BS – Cody Bailey 13 pass from Zach Works (Geno Menard run)
BS– Geno Menard 18 run (run failed)
BS– Geno Menard 35 run (run failed)
BS– Geno Menard 40 run (Eric Swarzbach pass from Zach Works)
BS– Geno Menard 35 run (run failed)
BS– Josh Solf 10 run (Josh Solf run)
BS– Jacob Schuster 5 run (Ricky Cook run)
BS– Josh Solf 20 run (Josh Solf run)
Chester/J-I 61, Cascade 14
Also playing on Thursday, the Chester/J-I Hawks were able to come away with a dominating 61-14 win over Cascade in 8-Man action.
The game started with just a 7-0 first quarter lead for the visiting Hawks. But it wasn't long before the Hawks found the offensive and special teams groove needed to run away with their seventh win of the season, now sitting at 7-1.
In the second quarter the Hawks posted 41 points on Cascade, followed by six in the third and seven more in the fourth just for good measure. Justin May rushed for more than 150 yards and accounted for three scores. Tim Stokes also returned one kickoff and two punts for the Hawks. May had scores from 16 yards, 40 yards, and 34 yards, while Stokes had returns from 37, 67, and 50 yards, while also reeling in a 40-yard TD catch.
Chester/J-I (7-1) will play Simms for a share of the Northern C title Friday night in Chester.
C/J-I 7 41 6 7 - 61
Cascade 0 8 0 6 - 14
The North Star defense works to tackle a S-G-D ball carrier during last Wednesday's Six-Man game in Rudyard.
C/J-I - Justin May 16 run (Troy Harmon kick)
CAS - Casey Keen 5 run (Casey Keen run)
C/J-I – Justin May 40 run (Troy Harmon kick)
C/J-I - Cody Ramberg 5 run (Troy Harmon kick)
C/J-I – Cody Ramberg 35 run (Tim Stokes pass from Brandon Richter)
C/J-I – Tim Stokes 37 punt return (Troy Harmon kick)
C/J-I - May 34 run (kick failed)
C/J-I – Tim Stokes 40 pass from Dell Harmon (Stokes pass from Richter)
C/J-I – Tim Stokes 67 kickoff return (run failed)
C/J-I – Tim Stokes 50 punt return (Harmon kick).