Local preps star in Class C All-Star tilt
A pair of local prep football standouts made the most of their last official high school football game.
On Saturday night in Butte, the annual Class C All-Star game was held and both Chinook's Tyler Molyneaux and Chester/J-I's Brandon Graff showcased their talents one last time.
Molyneaux, who helped lead the Sugarbeeters to the 2010 Class C state championship was named the Blue Team's Offensive MVP after he rushed for a game-high 109 yards on 30 carries. He also scored on a one-yard touchdown run, caught two passes for 17 yards and completed a halfback pass for 10 yards as his Blue Team dropped a heartbreaker to the Red Team, 44-36 at Bulldog Memorial Stadium.
Graff, who was selected to the team to play quarterback, completed four passes for 28 yards, but like Molyneaux, he made the most of the game with his feet. Graff ran for 52 yards on 11 carries, the second-best rushing total on the Blue Team.
Molyneaux, who is headed to Minot State to play football for the Beavers this fall, will also play in the annual Montana East/West Shrine Game July 16 in Laurel.
Class C All-Star Game
Saturday in Butte
Red 44, Blue 36
Blue 16 8 0 12 — 36
Red 16 16 6 6 — 44
Blue — Luke Kreitinger 53 pass from Jaylen Sokoloski (Logan Hansen from Sokoloski; Drew Baldry 1 run (Hansen from Sokoloski); Brady Berntson 3 run (Sokoloski run); Tyler Molyneaux 1 run (run failed); Hansen 5 pass from Sokoloski (run failed).
Red — Tyler DiGiovanna 80 kick return (Joshua Royce run); Alex Doerschel 3 run (Doerschel run); Nate Bignell 43 pass from Doerschel (William Crawford from Doerschel); Bryan Mannix 33 run (Chico Stipe run); Stipe 19 run (run failed); Michael Robinson 8 pass from Stipe (pass failed).
RUSHING -- Blue: Molyneaux 30-109, Sokoloski 5-39, Brandon Graff 11-52, Berntson 1-6, Baldry 6-31, Colton Bidegaray 6-19, Team 2-(-17). Red: Mike Berg 10-34, Stipe 9-52, Mannix 7-77, Royce 6-19, Doerschel 7-(-12), Team 3-(-27).
PASSING -- Blue: Sokoloski 10-19-0, 203 yards; Graff 4-10-0, 28 yards, Molyneaux 1-1-0, 10 yards. Red: Doerschel 5-6-0, 206 yards; Stipe 6-8-0, 43 yards.
RECEIVING -- Blue: Baldry 4-89, Berntson 2-33, Ernie Fultz 2-29, Molyneaux 2-17, Hansen 2-17, Kreitinger 1-53, Graff 1-10, Trevor Kleppelid 1-8. Red: Bignell 3-68, DiGiovanna 3-22, Crawford 1-29, Austin Bauer 1-9, Curt Seidel 1-9, Robinson 1-8, Mannix 1-4.