Hi-Line Football: Harlem wins again, Pioneers roll at home
Hi-Line Football Roundup
Last updated 9/15/2020 at 8:30am
Two weeks, two wins. That’s called a winning streak and the Harlem Wildcats are on one.
After opening the season with their first win in three years, Harlem faced off against rival Wolf Point at home Friday night, and the Wildcats made it 2-for-2 with a 34-21 win on their home field.
Once again, Andrew Rasmussen was a star on both sides of the ball for the Wildcats, who are now 2-0 in the Northern B.
Harlem is on the road this weekend, traveling to Rooundup.
Big Sandy 68, Box Elder 13
Another Friday night, another dominant win for the Big Sandy Pioneers.
Ranked No. 1 in Six-Man football, the Pioneers crushed the Box Elder Bears, 68-13 in a Six-Man North game Friday in Big Sandy.
Kade Strutz threw a TD and rushed for another, but the Pioneers also got two 75-yard kickoff returns for scores from Cooper Taylor on the night.
Big Sandy, which led 43-0 at halftime, improved to 3-0 on the season. The Pioneers visit Heart Butte this Saturday.
Box Elder got touchdowns runs from both Kadyn Duran and Gabe Saddler, as the Bears fell to 0-2. Saddler did rush for a game-high 104 yards for the Bears. They will take on Heart Butte next, Sept. 26
Box Elder 0 0 0 13 — 13
Big Sandy 21 22 13 12 — 68
BIG — Cam Schwarzbach 20 pass from Kade Strutz (run failed)
BIG — Kade Strutz 17 run (Kade Strutz run)
BIG — Parker Proulx 7 run (Kade Strutz run)
BIG — Lance Rutledge 5 pass from Kody Strutz (Kade Strutz run)
BIG — Parker Proulx 29 run (Kade Strutz run)
BIG — Wylee Snapp 4 pass from Braydon Cline (run failed)
BIG — Cooper Taylor 75 kickoff return (run failed)
BIG — Wylee Snapp 38 pass from Braydon Cline (Rusty Gasvoda pass from Braydon Cline)
BE — Gabe Saddler 7 run (Malique Rosette pass from Kadyn Duran)
BIG — Cooper Taylor 72 kickoff return
BE — Kadyn Duran 10 run
BIG — Cooper Taylor 66 kickoff return
Fort Benton 72, Rocky Boy 6
The Fort Benton Longhorns are ranked No. 1 in Class C 8-Man football for a reason, and the Rocky Boy Stars found that out Friday night. In Fort Benton, the Horns crushed the Stars 72-6 to improve to 3-0 on the season.
In the Northern C affair, the Longhorns scored 28 unanswered points in the first quarter, and they tacked on another 30 straight in the third before the mercy rule was in full effect.
Rocky Boy, which slipped to 1-2 on the season, did get 11 completions and 90 yards from quarterback Kellen Colliflower, but the Longhorns picked the young Rocky Boy quarterback off four times on the night. Billy Ullery had two INT returns for touchdowns, while also rushing for another. Hayden Axtmen also scored twice for the Longhorns.
The Longhorns will next play at undefeated Belt this Friday, while the Stars are home to host the Cascade Badgers.
Rocky Boy 0 6 0 0 — 6
Fort Benton 28 14 30 0 — 72
FB — Diekhans 4 pass from Ullery (kick failed)
FB — Hayden Axtman 1 run (Diekhans pass from Ullery)
FB — Ullery 15 run (Ballantyne pass from Ullery)
FB — Ballantyne 31 pass from Ullery (pass failed)
FB — Hayden Axtman 5 run (Diekhans pass from Ullery)
FB — Hayden Axtman 3 run (run failed)
RB — Crebs 5 pass from Colliflower (pass failed)
FB — Cade Ball 3 run (run failed)
FB — Diekhans interception return (run failed)
FB — Ullery interception return (Arganbright run)
FB — Ullery interception return (run failed)
Sunburst 55, North Star 37
Speaking of young teams, the North Star Knights are young this fall, and on the road at Sunburst Saturday, the Knights fell 55-37.
North Star, which fell to 0-3 on the season, fell behind 24-6 after the first quarter and trailed 37-12 after three periods of the Six-Man North rivalry game. From there, though, the Knights’ offense exploded for 25 fourth-quarter points. However, it wasn’t enough as the Knights dropped their third game of the season.
North Star is off until Sept. 25.
CJI and HLP canceled
The Saturday Northern C showdown between the Chester-Joplin-Inverness Hawks and the Hays-Lodge Pole Thunderbirds was canceled due to the T-Birds not having enough players to safely play the game. The limited mumber of players was not a COVID-19 issue, however.
The T-Birds hope to return to the field Saturday to host Chinook, which was idle this past week. CJI, which is now 1-1 on the year, will visit Simms Saturday night.