HELENA — Propelled by four Bridger Grovom touchdown passes and a stalwart defense, the Capital High football team routed Billings Skyview 49-15 at Vigilante Stadium on Friday night.

After starting 0-2, the Bruins have won their last two games to even their record at 2-2, while Skyview remains winless at 0-4.

The Bruins sped out of the gate to take leads of 13-0 after the first quarter, and 27-0 at halftime.

They moved to 35-0 in the third before a 33 yard field goal by Zach Hammler put the Falcons on the board.

Grovom completed a perfect 11 of 11 passes for 165 yards. He fired two TD strikes to Parker Johnston, for a one-handed 47 yard grab and 11 yards, and one each to Cy Miller and Brady Martin for 22 and 28 yards.

"We made the big plays tonight, and we've been preaching to the guys that you're one of 11, and if everybody does their job big things happen," Capital Kyle Mihelish said. "Bridger had a great game; he was throwing the ball on the money.

"The defense was relentless and we eliminated some of the missed tackles. It was nice to get a near shutout after giving up so many points the first two games ... we're getting better."

Capital's other scores came on a 97-yard kickoff return by Noah Braden, two rushing scores by Kadyn Craigle for 27 and 2 yards, five extra points by kicker Brian Buschini  and a 2-point conversion by Cade Kidder.

Craigle was top ground gainer with 83 yards on six carries.

The Falcons' other TD was a 5-yard run by Brennan Bushfeld.  

The Bruins compiled 367 offensive yards to 236 for Billings.

"Capital had a great game plan, they really brought it to us," Skyview coach Nathan Wahl said. "I told the guys after a loss like this, it's not just one guy's fault — it's multiple things.

"So each individual has to get better, and we need to just keep fighting hard, like we have been."

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