Class A

• Ethan Renner rushed for three touchdowns and Gage Hull threw two touchdown passes and ran for another as Laurel defeated Corvallis 49-6 in the quarterfinals. Laurel advanced to the semifinals and will play Eastern A rival Billings Central. The Rams host Laurel next Friday at Herb Klindt Field on the campus of Rocky Mountain College. Gaje Leischner and Logan Kennedy caught touchdown passes from Hull, and Noah Gunther also scored a rushing touchdown for Laurel. Hunter Pinheiro scored Corvallis’ lone touchdown.

• Billings Central piled up 352 yards rushing, steamrolling Dillon 38-13 in the quarterfinals. The Rams (10-0) host longtime rival Laurel (8-2) next Friday at 7 p.m. in a semifinal matchup. Billings Central had two running backs go over 100 yards rushing. Jack Studer finished with 127 on 20 carries and Duncan Kraft added 110 on 17 carries. Kraft had touchdown runs of 1 and 8 yards.

• Columbia Falls edged Lewistown 23-22 by stopping a two-point conversation in the fourth quarter and fending off a Golden Eagles rally. Lewistown rallied to within a point by scoring 14 unanswered points, the first TD coming when Wes Jameson ran 46 yards and the second on a Jake Clinton reception from Mitch Norslien, who also had a rushing score. Colten McPhee ran for two scores for Columbia Falls.

• The top-ranked Hamilton Broncs christened their new Hamilton Athletic Complex with a 53-20 quarterfinal playoff win over Miles City. Running back Michael Golden began Hamilton's game-opening 31-point barrage with a 10-yard rushing touchdown. Golden finished with 128 rushing yards. Quarterback Carson Rostad had two rushing touchdowns and was 19 for 25 passing for 272 yards and four TDs. Sophomore quarterback Carson Hunter threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns on 21-of-32 passing. Hunter threw two second-half touchdowns to Jess Bellows, who finished with 123 yards receiving.

Class B

• Randy Stultz scored four touchdowns — three on runs and one on a 45-yard interception return — as Bigfork toppled Roundup 43-18 in a quarterfinal showdown. Stultz's pick-6 gave the Vikings a 10-0 lead after one quarter and a 2-yard run in the second quarter gave Bigfork a 17-12 lead it wouldn't relinquish. He scored the last two TDs of the game to seal it. Brody Grebe ran for two of Roundup's touchdowns and threw for the third to Gunnar Gray

• Missoula Loyola earned a spot in the semifinal round for the fourth year in a row with a 56-12 win over Huntley Project at Rollin Field in a game where the continuous clock rule went into effect just before halftime with the Rams boasting a 36-point lead. Montana-bound Ryan Tirrell scored two of Loyola's first three touchdowns. The Rams exploded for 28 points in the first quarter against a team they'd defeated 33-28 earlier in the season. Nick Mitzel threw for over 160 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 96 yards for Loyola. Asher Croy finished with 173 yards rushing and two touchdowns for Huntley Project.

Ryder Meyer threw two touchdown passes and ran 80 yards for a score as Fairfield topped Manhattan in quarterfinal action 34-6. Dawson Allen ran for two touchdowns and Payton Becker added a 60-yard interception return for a score. 

Casey Gunlikson played a role in four touchdowns as Big Timber overwhelmed visiting Colstrip 37-6 in the quarterfinals. Gunlikson rushed for one score, was on the receiving end of two TD passes from Blake Finn and also flipped a short scoring strike to Dawson Laverell. The Herders (9-1) led 29-0 heading into the fourth quarter. Orry Carroccia of Big Timber scored on a 50-yard run early in the final quarter. Ty Bradley scored Colstrip's lone TD on a short run. The Colts finished the year 9-2.


• The defending champion Drummond-Philipsburg Titans defeated Culbertson 74-14 in the quarterfinals for their 23rd win in a row. Colby Manley for ran for three touchdowns, and Jaxon Lee added two interception returns for touchdowns and caught a score as well. Kade Cutler threw three touchdown passes, finding Riley Allen and Daniel Brabender

• Cody Asbeck scored three touchdowns and quarterback Alex Schriver threw TD passes to lift Fairview to a 32-20 quarterfinal win over Arlee. Asbeck had 60- and 31-yard rushing scores and caught a 12-yard pass from Schriver.

• Wyatt Brusven scored seven touchdowns as defending Class B runnerup Shelby took a step closer to another state title game with a 59-42 quarterfinal victory over Circle. Brusven scored the Coyotes' first two TDs, the second on a punt return after Circle opened with a 14-0 lead. Three of Brusven's scores came on passes from Damon IrvinGrady Taylor scored three touchdowns and Trey Taylor added two for the Wildcats. 

Riley Dickinson rushed for 228 yards and scored four times as Great Falls Central raced past visiting Scobey 52-22 in a quarterfinal matchup. Dickinson scored on runs of 22, 63, 41 and 51 yards. Teammate Noah Ambuehl also ran for three scores and passed for another for the Mustangs (8-1). Scobey ended its season at 7-4.


• Chance Larson scored four touchdowns, Cade Dschaak added two and Tel Lunde threw three TD passes to lift top-ranked Wibaux to a 46-14 quarterfinal romp over Big Sandy. Larson ran for scores of 10 and 48 yards and caught scoring tosses from Lunde from 18 and 40 yards out. Ryan Roth scored both of Big Sandy's touchdowns, on passes of 9 and 5 yards from Parker Proux.

• Seth Prevost scored five touchdowns, including the game-winner on a 14-yard run in the fourth quarter, as Richey-Lambert came away with a wild back-and-forth 56-54 quarterfinal win over Geraldine-Highwood. Prevost also had rushing TDs from 3, 8, 26 and 28 yards. Gabe Gonsioroski also threw for three TDs for the Fusion. Caleb Meeks threw two touchdown passes to Isaiah Maxwell, including the go-ahead score from eight yards out late in the fourth quarter for Geraldine-Highwood. Maverick McKinlay scored two TDs for G-H, including a 40-yard kickoff return.

• In a shootout, Jordan tripped Hot Springs 74-57 as Keenan Murnion threw nine touchdown passes, five to Cole Murnion, and ran for two more scores. Brandon Knudsen threw five touchdown passes for Hot Springs. Tyler Knudsen caught three scores and ran for two more. Jordan will take on Richey-Lambert next week in the semifinals. 

Zane Stahl threw for three touchdowns, caught a pass for a score and also had an interception as Grass Range-Winnett dumped West Yellowstone 58-36 in the quarterfinals.  


• Bailey Christensen had 15 kills and three blocks, and Jaiden Blakely had 11 digs, four aces and 30 assists as Belgrade swept Billings Central 25-17, 25-22, 25-22 for the Eastern A championship. Olivia Moten-Schell had 10 kills and Avery Hadley had 28 assists for Central. Hardin and Glendive joined Belgrade and Billings Central as Eastern A representatives for next weekend’s state tournament.

• Corvallis is the Southwest A champion after defeating Libby 25-23, 25-15, 15-25, 25-13. Maureen Jessop had 14 of Corvallis' 50 kills while Charlotte Powell added four blocks. "Libby's a great team. They were aggressive and I'm of my girls for handling that pressure," Corvallis coach Kasey Arceniega said. "We feel good where we're at going into the state tournament."

• Sarah Hopcroft had 11 kills and Halle Christopherson had 28 kills and six digs to lead Florence to a 25-11, 25-16, 25-10 win over Deer Lodge to win the Western B divisional.

Christine Funk collected eight aces and 23 digs in helping Choteau capture the Northern B Divisional with a 25-16, 25-12, 26-28, 25-21 triumph over Fairfield. Teammate Michaela Gunderson provided 16 kills, and Ellie Lee was credited with nine blocks. Fairfield was led by the 12 kills and 16 blocks of Chesney Rogers and the double-double of 11 kills and 24 digs of Kenna Pitcher.

• Manhattan Christian fought off Ennis 25-16, 25-23, 16-25, 25-14 in the second championship match at the Western C divisionals. Ennis forced a second title match with a 3-1 win over the Eagles earlier in the day. Jourdain Klein of Ennis had 38 kills in the two championship matches. No stats were provided for Manhattan Christian.

• Belt defeated Simms 18-25,25-23,25-23,25-11 for the Northern C crown as Kolby Pimperton had two aces, a kill, two blocks, 13 digs and 47 assists. Teammate Morgan Cooper had 16 kills and 20 digs, Kyelie Marquis had 15 kills and 16 digs, and Abby Gliko had six kills and 20 digs. Simms' Maddie Bloom had 30 assists and two kills and teammate Drayien Sawyer had nine kills.

• Scobey rallied from a first-set loss to beat Plentywood 23-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-17 for the Eastern C championship. The Spartans had 15 aces in the win. Kylee Cook had 17 kills and Gracee Lekvold 20 digs to lead Scobey. Brenna Osksa had 10 kills and eight assists, and Donn Longan had 10 kills, as well, for Plentywood.

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