Hi-Line Football: CJI wins; Fort Benton, Big Sandy cruise to victory

Hi-Line Football Roundup

 

September 10, 2019

The Fort Benton Longhorns went into week two with a 1-0 record. Now, the Longhorns are 2-0 after capitalizing another win over the Hays Lodge-Pole Thunderbirds last Friday.

Fort Benton opened the first quarter with two powerful rushing touchdowns by Jace Thompson, one being 13 yards and the other being 24 yards. The Longhorns made their first PAT, but missed their second, leading HLP 13-0.

Fort Benton’s next score was a defensive one. Stephen Gannon took a fumble return to the house for the Longhorns and with another missed PAT, the score was 19-0. The first quarter ended with two more touchdowns for FBH. A run by Hayden Axtman and a pass to Thompson from Garett Diekhans gave the Longhorns a comfortable lead of 32-0.

Fort Benton scored one touchdown in the second quarter, a Diekhans 60-yard kickoff return. A two-point conversion put the Longhorns further in the lead at 40-0. The Thunderbirds were unable to find the endzone throughout the first half.

The third and fourth quarter gave the Longhorns 30 more points. Some runs by Tim Lane and a passing touchdown to Axtman brought the Longhorns to a staggering lead. HLP scored two touchdowns in the fourth but missed both the PAT of the first and the conversion of the second, falling to Fort Benton 70-12.


The Longhorns (2-0) will play Centerville in week three on Saturday at 1 p.m. HLP will play Shelby Saturday at 1 p.m.

Hays-Lodge Pole 0 0 0 12 – 12

Fort Benton 32 8 16 14 – 70

FTB — Jace Thompson 13 run (PAT good)

FTB — Jace Thompson 24 run (PAT no good)

FTB — Stephen Gannon 0 fumble return (PAT no good)

FTB — Hayden Axtman 13 run (PAT no good)

FTB — Jace Thompson 12 pass from Garett Diekhans (Hayden Axtman run)

FTB — Garett Diekhans 60 kickoff return (Hayden Axtman run)

FTB — Tim Lane 9 run (run)

HLP — Wyman Bringinggood 1 run (pass failed)

FTB — Tim Lane 32 run (pass failed)

FTB — Morgan Axtman 12 pass from Tim Lane (Andrew Ballantyne pass from Tim Lane)

HLP — Lane Kirkaldie 58 pass from Daniel Henry (run failed)

Big Sandy 51, North Star 6

Big Sandy put forth another amazing game in the young season, defeating the North Star Knights 51-6 last Friday.

The Pioneers opened the first quarter with 22 points. Kade Strutz kicked off Big Sandy’s great game with a rushing touchdown and a PAT. Clint Darlington then caught a pass from Parker Proulx and with a conversion lead the Knights 14-0. Ryan Roth scored next with a 35-yard rushing touchdown and another conversion gave BSHS a confident lead of 22-0. North Star scored before the first quarter ended, with Jaden Sargent catching a pass from Gavin Spicher to give the Knights six, the only points they scored in the game.


The rest of the game was all Big Sandy. Strutz would rush for another touchdown, the Pioneers would get a safety, and Christopher Burns, Roth, and Proulx would all rush for a touchdown each. At the half, Big Sandy was up 43-6.

Another Roth rushing touchdown and a safety from the Pioneer defense gave the team 51 points total, ending the game with a W over North Star.

Big Sandy totaled 10 first downs, 19 carries for 218 yards, two receptions for 24 yards, 24 passing yards, 21 tackles and a possession time of 13:45.

North Star totaled four first downs, three receptions for 10 yards, 12 tackles, one sack and a possession time of 30:11.

The Pioneers (2-0) will play the Mondak Thunder in week three Friday night. North Star (0-2) will play Valier in week three Saturday at 1 p.m. and are still looking to pull off a win in the season.

Big Sandy 22 21 8 0 – 51

North Star 6 0 0 0 – 6

BSY — Kade Strutz 1 run (PAT good)

BSY — Clint Darlington 5 pass from Parker Proulx (PAT good)

BSY — Ryan Roth 35 run (PAT no good)

NST — Jaden Sargent 5 pass from Gavin Spicher (PAT no good)

BSY — Kade Strutz 51 run (PAT no good)

BSY — Team safety

BSY — Christopher Burns 10 pass (PAT good)

BSY — Brock Proulx 1 run (PAT no good)

BSY — Ryan Roth 56 run (PAT no good)

BSY — Team safety

Rivals 60, Box Elder 20

Box Elder did not have the game the Bears were hoping for last Saturday against the Geraldine-Highwood Rivals, losing 60-20.

The Rivals opened with an Ian Moline rushing touchdown and Box Elder responded with a Tyrus LaMere pass touchdown from Kadyn Duran. GHW’s Moline rushed once more and the Bears’ King Ragged Robe caught another pass from Duran for a score.

Moline scored once again and Bryce Birgenheier scored twice to extend Geraldine’s lead. Ian Schabarker would score next. The half would end with GHW ahead of the Bears 39-13.

The second half was what sealed the game for the Bears. Box Elder managed to score one last time in the third with a pass from Duran caught by LaMere. From there, Geraldine finished off the Bears. Moline scored one last time, Birgenheier found the endzone on a punt return, and then ran to the endzone again in the fourth to complete GHW’s victory over the Bears.


Box Elder’s (0-2) week-three game will be played against Power/Dutton/Brady Saturday at 1 p.m. and hope to find their first win.

Geraldine-HW 20 19 14 7 – 60

Box Eder 13 0 7 0 – 20

GHW — Ian Moline 23 run (PAT good)

BXE — Tyrus LaMere 44 pass from Kadyn Duran (Kadyn Duran run)

GHW — Ian Moline 30 run (PAT no good)

BXE — King Ragged Robe 8 pass from Kadyn Duran (run failed)

GHW — Ian Moline 18 pass from Bryce Birgenheier (PAT no good)

GHW — Bryce Birgenheier 23 run (PAT no good)

GHW — Bryce Birgenheier 9 run (PAT no good)

GHW — Ian Schabarker 29 pass from Bryce Birgenheier (Bryce Birgenheier pass from Ian Schabarker)

GHW — Ian Moline 70 run (Ian Schabarker pass from Ian Moline)

GHW — Bryce Birgenheier 50 punt return (run)

BXE — Tyrus LaMere 15 pass from Kadyn Duran (Kadyn Duran run)

GHW — Bryce Birgenheier 7 run (run)

Choteau 62, Rocky Boy 8

Rocky Boy also would not find the spark they looked for in week two, falling to the Choteau Bulldogs 62-8 last Friday night.

Choteau opened the first half with multiple runs by Kyler Crabtree and a lot of passes from John Rappold, ending the half with a 55-0 lead.

The Bulldogs scored once again in the third quarter with another Crabtree run to the endzone. Choteau’s defense then intercepted Rocky Boy, scoring again. Rocky Boy would end the game scoring on a fumble return and making a successful two-point conversion gave them eight on the board, avoiding a shutout.

Unfortunately, eight points was not enough to surmount the Bulldogs and Rocky Boy would fall in the end.

The Stars (0-2) will hope to find their first win when the play the Belt Huskies Friday at 7.

Choteau 41 14 7 0 – 62

Rocky Boy 0 0 0 8 – 8

CHO — Kyler Crabtree 71 kickoff return (PAT good)

CHO — Kyler Crabtree 30 run (PAT good)

CHO — John Rappold 55 pass from Kolby Kovatch (PAT good)

CHO — John Rappold 10 pass from Keegan Thomas (PAT good)

CHO — Kyler Crabtree 15 run (PAT good)

CHO — John Rappold 35 run (PAT good)

CHO — Kyler Crabtree 43 run (PAT good)

CHO — Tony Daley 42 interception (PAT good)

CHO — Carter Morgan 37 run (PAT good)

RBY — Rocky Boy 45 fumble return (run)

CJI 28, Cascade 20

Chester-Joplin-Inverness found the first win of the young season against the Cascade Badgers last Friday, beating them 28-20.

The Hawks have found a spark in the second week of the season and hope to find another win in week three.

The Hawks (1-1) will play the Choteau Bulldogs Friday at 7 p.m. and look to add another win.

Centerville 48, Chinook 32

The Chinook High football team found some struggles once again against a tough Centerville team last Saturday and fought hard till the end but fell in the end, 48-32. The Sugarbeeters will have a lot to prove in week three after losing weeks one and two.


The Beeters’ (0-2) next game sees them facing the Simms Tigers Friday at 7 p.m. and the team looks to tame the Tigers to get their first win of the season.

Poplar 34, Harlem 0

The Harlem High football team did not have the game they were aiming for last Friday against the Poplar Indians, being shut-out 34-0.

The Wildcats’ season opener was a tough one to lose, but the team looks to go up from its loss and play harder in their next match.

Harlem will compete against the Wolf Point Wolves Friday at 7.

 

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