Senior quarterback Tommy Mellott accounted for five touchdowns as Butte moved to 4-0 for the first time since 2006 with a 55-28 win over Kalispell Glacier.
Throwing three touchdowns in the first quarter — a 50 yarder to Quinn Sullivan, a 70 yarder to Ryan Neil and a 33-yard pass to Peyton Hettick — the Bulldogs were rolling early on. Mellott then added a 14-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter, which was followed by a Kameron Moreno two-yard rush to score.
“Offensively we started fast,” Butte head coach Arie Grey said. “We’ve really challenged them to start fast offensively and the great thing was that everyone out there played a part … I thought we came in ready to roll off the bat and I thought we did some really nice things. Proud of the entire team and how they handled this trip.”
Mellott then found Banner Cetraro from 65 yards out to make the score 41-13 at halftime. Butte was able to let off the gas a little bit in the second half, but Mellott and running back Kobe Moreno still found paydirt. Glacier also added two touchdowns in the second half, but were never close to mounting any sort of comeback.
Butte is on the road again next week, as they will face fellow 4-0 squad Missoula Sentinel in a huge matchup. Glacier falls to 1-3 on the season.
“You look at it this way, we’re happy where we’re were at but we’ve got a long a long way to go,” Grey said. “We have to keep getting better every week. That’s what people have to understand with this group of kids, they just have unbelievable energy. They just play together.”