Hi-Line Football Roundup
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This weekend in Hi-Line football, it was all about winning big or suffering a tough loss.
On Friday the Northern C Chinook Sugarbeeters dominated the Simms Tigers on the road. The Beeters handed the Tigers a 46-0 conference loss, improving their conference record to 3-1 in the mean time. Simms fell to 1-4.
It was a big win for the Beeters following their loss to Fort Benton the week before. And it was the legs of Ben Stroh and Tyler Molyneaux that pushed the Beeters past the Tigers on Friday.
Stroh and Molyneaux scored two rushing touchdowns apiece. Stroh scored on a 47-yard run to start the game, but also turned in a rushing score from 16 yards out. Molyneaux's longest score came from 45 yards out, and he also found pay dirt from 11 yards.
But Lane Schmitt also had a big game against the Tigers. Shmitt reeled in a nine-yard pass from Chris Haider for a touchdown in the first quarter, as well as rushed for a one-yard score in the second.
The Beeters scored 30 points in the first quarter and 14 in the second to put the game away by halftime. Chinook also scored two points on a fourth-quarter safety.
Next in store for the Beeters will be the league leading Power-Dutton-Brady Pirates (5-0). The Beeters will host the Pirates on Friday.
Chinook 30 14 0 2 —46
Simms 0 0 0 0 —0
C — Ben Stroh 47 run (run failed)
C — Tyler Molyneaux 45 run (Tyler Molyneaux run)
C — Tyler Molyneaux 11 run (kick good)
C — Lane Schmitt 9 pass Chris Haider (kick failed)
C — Lane Schmitt 1 run (kick good)
C — Ben Stroh 16 run (kick good)
C — Safety, Simms holding in the end zone
Scobey 47, Hays-Lodge Pole 8
The Class C 8-Man Hays-Lodge Pole Thunderbirds didn't have the same luck on Friday.
Playing on the road, the struggling Thunderbirds found themselves up against a tough Scobey Spartans team. And when the dust settled, the Spartans defeated the Thunderbirds 47-8 in Eastern C Conference play.
With the loss the Thunderbirds fell to 1-3 in the conference and 1-3 overall.
The Spartans scored 22 points in the first quarter and never looked back, scoring 47 straight points before the Thunderbirds could answer. In the fourth quarter Ty Racine scored on a three-yard run for the Thunderbirds. Zach Flansburg scored on the two-point conversion to give the Thunderbirds eight points, avoiding the shutout in the mean time.
The Thunderbirds will try and turn their season around on Saturday when they host No. 1 Wilbaux.
Hays-Lodge Pole 0 0 0 8 —8
Scobey 22 7 12 6 —47
S — Kale Love 33 pass from Cole Myhre (Kale Love kick)
S — Charley Hawbaker 12 run (Hansen pass from Cole Myhre)
S — Kale Love 29 run (Eagin Berger kick)
S — Rassmussen 17 pass from Cole Myhre (kick failed)
S — Cole Myhre 5 run (kick failed)
S — Eathan Aldrich 4 run (kick failed)
HLP — Ty Racine 3 run (Zach Flensburg run).
Big Sandy 54, Bridger 18
Local football continued on Friday night, and the Big Sandy Pioneers earned a Hi-Line win.
The Northern C 6-Man Pioneers maintained their dominance at the top of the Northern C by defeating the Bridger Scouts in non conference play on the road.
The No. 4 Pioneers defeated the Scouts 54-18. And with the win, the Pioneers maintained their 2-0 conference record, but improved to 4-0 overall.
In the first quarter the Pioneers were able to maintain a two-point lead. They put up 14 points while the Scouts kept things close with 12. But a 22-0 second quarter by the Pioneers gave Big Sandy the separation they needed. From there, the Pioneers went on to outscore the Scouts 18-0 in the third and 54-18 overall.
Ryan Miller and C.J Hanson highlighted the surging Pioneer's squad this weekend.
On 21 carries Miller rushed for 99 yards and three touchdowns. Miller's first score came in the first quarter, scoring on a 36-yard run. Miller later ran for a 10-yard touchdown as well as punched in a score from one-yard out.
And Hanson scored on a nine-yard run, 13-yard pass from Trevor Lackner and on a 10-yard rush.
Kaden Beck also scored on a 10-yard pass from Lackner for the Pioneers.
The Pioneers will play again on Saturday when they face St. Regis on the road.
Big Sandy 14 22 18 0 — 54
Bridger 12 6 0 0 — 18
BS — Ryan Miller 36 run (Kaden Beck kick)
BS — Kaden Beck 10 pass from Trevor Lackner (pass failed)
BRI — Trevor Christean 2 run (kick failed)
BRI — Trevor Christean 3 run (kick failed)
BS — C.J. Hanson 9 run (Kaden Beck kick)
BS — Ryan Miller 10 run (Kaden Beck kick)
BRI — Travis Tucker 14 pass from Stetson Schwend (kick failed)
BS — Ryan Miller 1 run (kick failed)
BS — C.J. Hanson 13 pass from Lackner (Kaden Beck kick)
BS — C.J. Hanson 10 run (kick failed).
Augusta 34, North Star 14
The Northern C 6-Man North Star Knights put up a fight on Saturday, but had a rough second half that resulted in their loss.
In conference play, the hosting Augusta Elks defeated the Knights 34-14. And with the loss, the Knights fell to 2-1 in the conference and 3-2 overall.
After the first quarter was in the books neither team had found their way into the end zone., but down the stretch, Augusta's Shawn Henry proved to be too much for the Knight's defense to handle.
North Star's Quinn Spinler struck first, and scored on a one-yard run. Henry answered back with a 36-yard pass and score, but Connor Kline answered with a 38-yard touchdown pass of his own to put the Knights up 14-6 in the second.
But two scores was all the Knights would get, as Henry and the Elks would go on to score four more touchdowns.
Henry scored four rushing touchdowns, two from three yards out and one from nine and one from 18 yards out.
The Knights will return to the gridiron on Friday when they take to the road to face Valier.
North Star 0 14 0 0 —14
Augusta 0 6 14 14 —34
NS — Quinn Spinler 1 run (Jordan Donovan kick)
Aug — Shawn Henry 36 pass from Tyler Hantz (kick failed)
NS — Connor Kline 38 pass interception return (kick failed)
Aug — Shawn Henry 3 run (Thane Thompson kick)
Aug — Shawn Henry 3 run (kick failed)
Aug — Shawn Henry 9 run (kick failed)
Aug — Shawn Henry 18 run (Thane Thompson kick)
Malta 46, Harlem 0
The 2B Harlem Wildcats also played a conference game on Friday, but fell to the league-leading Malta Mustangs 46-0. (No stats or scoring reported)
With the loss the Wildcats fell to 1-0 in the conference and 1-3 overall.
And Harlem will play again on Friday when they host Wolf Point in another conference game.
Havre High JV 38, Rocky Boy 22
The Havre High junior varsity and Class B Rocky Boy Stars also played on Saturday night.
The Stars hosted the Blue Ponies in Rocky Boy, but it was Havre earning the 38-24 win.
Kolby Sukut had a solid outing for the Ponies, throwing three touchdown passes to three different receivers. Zack Plum pulled in a scoring pass from 60 yards out in the first quarter, while Mark Vukasin reeled in a pass from 70 yards out in the third and Garrett Aguillard pulled one in from 15 in the fourth quarter.
Jake Williams also rushed for two Blue Pony touchdowns. He punched one in in the third quarter, and another in the fourth.
Cameron Pribyl also rushed for a score in the first quarter.
The Havre junior varsity will play Monday against the hosting CMR Rustlers.