Senior hosts Belgrade for homecoming game

Billings Senior's Morgan Harmon is tackled by Belgrade's Tate Bowler on Friday. The Broncs downed the Panthers 28-0.


Class AA

Brock Ping scored two second-half rushing touchdowns, the first from 13 yards out and the other from 49, as Billings Senior blanked Class AA's newest member, Belgrade, 28-0. Junior Bergen's 50-yard second-quarter interception return broke a scoreless tie and Michael Ohlin's 22-yard reception from Oran Nash-Bergen made it a two-score margin at intermission.

Braedon Mikkelson took the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown and No. 4 Bozeman christened its sparkling new $7.5 million Van Winkle Stadium with a 21-0 whitewashing of Great Falls. Carter Ash's TD reception gave the Hawks a two-score lead and Kenneth Eiden's TD midway through the fourth quarter finished the scoring.

• Kalispell Glacier scored 43 unanswered points to rally past Missoula Big Sky 63-35 as quarterbacks JT Allen and Braedy Santen had rushing TDs in the second half to rally the Wolf Pack to a 28-21 lead. Senior Hunter Karlstad took an interception back for a TD from 23 yards out and Santens added a second rushing score to make it 42-28. Everett Fred gave Big Sky a 14-0 lead with a 47-yard interception return for a score and then a 52-yard fumble recovery for a TD. Fred also caught a 45-yard touchdown pass in the second half from Draven Lincoln, who tossed two TDs.

• Quarterback Kaden Huot accountied for five total touchdowns and 373 total yards as No. 5 Helena handed Missoula Hellgate its first defeat, 42-20. Huot started with a 71-yard touchdown pass to Raef Miller on the first offensive play of the game. He finished with 134 yards on the ground and was 12-of-18 passing for 239 yards and four touchdowns. Rollie Worster finished with two TD passes for the Knights. 

Parker Johnston scored caught two touchdown passes and had two back-breaking interceptions as Helena Capital secured a sloppy 21-14 victory over Kalispell Flathead. The Bruins led 21-0 before the Braves put up a late fight, getting two touchdowns from Chance Sheldon-Allen, one on a 36-yard run and the other on a 7-yard pass from Cooper Smith. The Braves had one final possession but Johnston's second INT ended it.

Bryce Nelson had four rushing touchdowns and Kenai Wilson took an interception back for a TD in the first half as Great Falls CMR routed turnover-prone Billings Skyview 34-0. Nelson's runs came from 2, 2, 2 and 3 yards out.

Class A

• Quarterback Marcus Wittman threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to help top-ranked Billings Central defeat Hardin 34-0. Witmann has scoring passes of 12 and 6 yards. Derek Damjanovich added scoring runs of 1 and 65 yards for the Rams (4-0). Billings Central finished with 336 yards in total offense, 286 on the grounds. The Rams averaged 8.2 yards every time they carried the football. 

• Quarterback Seth Norslien passed for three touchdowns in Lewistown's 23-19 victory at Glendive. His scoring strikes went to Grayden Sanders -- including the game-winning aerial in the fourth quarter -- plus Keaton Potter and Gage Clinton. Jacoby Mattern had a punt return for Glendive during the fourth quarter. 

• Dillon quarterback Justus Peterson found the end zone four times with three different receivers as the No. 5 Beavers shrugged off a slow start to rout Corvallis 35-0.

Dawson Young scored four rushing touchdowns to lead Libby to a 45-6 win over Polson. Young scored on runs of 3, 4, 10 and 6 yards. Kicker Chandler Bower was 6-for-6 on PATs and added a 36-yard field goal. Ryker Wenderoth scored Polson's lone TD on a 70-yard pass from Bo Kelley.

• Round 1 of the Battle of the Broncs between No. 3 ranked Hamilton and No. 2 ranked Frenchtown went the way of the home team at the Hamilton Athletic Complex, 34-25, as Carson Rostad threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more. The teams combined for six turnovers. A 2-yard run by Cade Baker gave Frenchtown a 19-14 lead late in the third quarter. Hamilton scored 20 consecutive points before Baker tossed a scoring strike to Hank Rugg for the final score.

Jesse Carlson threw three touchdown passes, two to older brother Cody Carlson, and Browning scored the final three TDs of the game to down Columbia Falls 32-26. A 14-yard pass from Jesse Carlson to Cody Boggs in the fourth quarter was the difference. Taylor Bryan scored twice for Columbia Falls, on a 19-yard pass from Mason Peters and on an 80-yard run. Peters also ran for a score.

Dawson Young ran for four touchdowns and Chandler Bower was 6-for-6 on extra points and converted a 36-yard field goal as Libby pounded Polson 45-6. Young's runs were from 3, 4, 10 and 6 yards out. Polson's only score came on a 70-yard pass from Bo Kelley to Ryker Wenderoth.

Class B

• No. 4 Red Lodge spoiled No. 6 Huntley Project’s senior night with a 35-0 win. Senior Finnegan Davis rushed for three touchdowns (20, 1 and 4 yards), junior Jay Jetmore rushed for a 35-yard score and senior Braden Tomlin scored a 34-yard TD on a pass from senior Austin Heimer in the Eastern B matchup.

Riley O'Donnell scored both Baker touchdowns in the fourth quarter to rally the Spartans past Roundup 14-6. O'Donnell's 8-yard run and two-point conversation gave Baker an 8-6 lead and he added a 4-yard run for the final score. MaKale Kembel's 50-yard run gave Roundup its 6-0 margin. 

• Sophomore quarterback Caden Meier had four total touchdowns as Columbus overwhelmed Anaconda 56-6. Meier had a rushing score and two TD passes in the first half, the first a 37-yard pass to Colby Martinez and the other an 8-yard strike to Trey Sampfel as the first-half horn sounded. Anaconda’s only touchdown was an 80-yard pass from Kylar Gochanour to Braedon Sawyer in the second quarter.

• Sophomore quarterback Keenan Russell threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in his first varsity start, helping lift fifth-ranked Missoula Loyola to a 21-11 win over Bigfork. Loyola was without injured senior quarterback Nick Mitzel and standout running back Nolan Iverson toted the ball just three times with a cast on his right hand. Bigfork (1-3) enjoyed a 3-0 lead at halftime thanks to a Tanner Stone 34-yard field goal and cut its deficit to 14-9 with 4:53 left on a George Bucklin 85-yard kickoff return. 

Garritt Weeds ran for two touchdowns and returned an interception for another score, and Kyle Hotvedt caught two TD passes to power No. 3 Manhattan to a 42-0 shutout of Whitehall. 


Trey Fisher ran for six touchdowns -- including five in a row to break the game open in the first half and early in the second half -- as Thompson Falls pummeled defending state champion Drummond-Philipsburg 64-24. Fisher's scores came from 40, 10, 43, 8, 6 and 5 yards as T-Falls bolted to a 36-8 lead at halftime. Cade Cutler tossed two TD passes for the Titans, the first to Preston Metesh and the other to Daniel Brabender. 

Carson Baker threw three touchdown passes and ran for three more TDs as unranked Park City broke open a close game early and routed No. 8 Ekalaka 56-22. Baker's rushing scores came from 60, 70 and 9 yards and the Panthers outscored Ekalaka 28-0 after intermissioon. Baker tossed two TD passes to Garrett McMillen and a third to Corbin Downing. Turner Tooke threw two TD passes to Mick O'Connor and ran for another for Ekalaka. 

Bryce Nye caught three touchdown passes -- two from Trystan Harmon -- as Twin Bridges built a big lead and held on to down Joliet 32-28. Nye's 46-yard reception from Nate Koner put the Falcons up 32-16 in the fourth quarter. The J-Hawks rallied behind the second of two TDs by Rye Brastrup to pull within four. Brastrup also threw a scoing pass to Hayden Ward, whose second TD, a 38-yard run, closed the scoring.

Cameron Brusven scored four touchdowns and No. 7 Shelby bolted to a 36-point halftime lead en route to a 42-2 pummeling of Chester-Joplin-Inverness. Brusven caught three TD passes from quarterback Tanner Parsons, who ran for a score as well. The Parsons-to-Brusven connections came from 11, 25 and 7 yards, and Brusven also had a 53-yard scoring run.

• Sophomore quarterback Brand Ostler scored two rushing touchdowns and also threw for a score to Ian Ennis ralled from a 12-point deficit to beat Absarokee 26-20. The Huskies would then increase the lead to 20-6 on a 2-yard pass, but Ostler scored on a 55-yard run and senior running back Daniel Johnson followed with a 70-yard rush to tie the game. Ennis had 430 yards of total offense, 310 on the ground. Johnson had 14 carries for 142 yards.


Josh Baldwin and Rylan Weltz each had two rushing touchdowns as Noxon scored 43 first-half points and had little trouble with Sheridan, 49-8. Weltz also threw for a TD, a 50-yarder to Jared WebleyCade McParland scored the Panthers' only touchdown.

Keenan Murnion's 28-yard run was the only score of the fourth quarter and gave No. 4 Jordan a 45-42 victory over No. 7 Richey-Lambert in a matchup of last year's semifinal teams. Murnion ran for four TDs and threw for two one -- one to cousin Edward Murnion and another to cousin Cole Murnion -- for the Mustangs. Murnions scored alls even of Jordan's TDs.


Class AA

Allie Olson dominated at the net with a match-high 24 kills and eight blocks to help Great Falls CMR rally past Billings West 20-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-14 at West. Tennisen Hiller had 33 assists for the Rustlers, and Lauren Lindseth had 19 digs and three aces. Kaitlin Grossman had 11 kills for West, Taylor Graham added 28 assists and Molly Nault had 14 digs.

Class A

• Billings Central advanced to the Gold Bracket of the Dickinson (N.D.) Invitational with pool play wins over Hettinger (N.D.), Beulah (N.D.) and Red River (N.D.). Olivia Moten-Schell collected 31 kills on the day, while Grace Zeier compiled 40 digs. Central won all nine sets it played.

Shania Johnson led Livingston with eight kills, 18 digs and two aces and Abby Kokot added nine kills and two blocks as the Rangers topped Class C Gardiner, 25-21, 25-17, 25-13. Kyndra Long had seven kills, two aces and a block to lead the Bruins.

Class B

Avory Escobar had five kills, 28 assists and five aces to lift Eureka to a 25-21, 25-10, 25-13 sweep of Bigfork. Aubrey Halverson had four kills and Allie Reichner 10 digs for the Valkyries.

• Tori Nygard led with 10 kills, Lindsay Nefzgar had 30 assists and four aces, and Katelyn MacDonald added 14 digs and the team's only block as Wolf Point toppled Class C Circle 15-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-14. Ryann Moline had 12 kills and two aces for the Wildcats. 

Kristen Jensen had four aces and Blythe Sealey 16 assists to lead Roundup over Malta 25-8, 25-13, 25-14. Carly Garfield had two kills and a block along with Kylie Hunter's 12 digs for Malta.

Class C

Mackenzee Fabel had eight kills and three blocks, and Micara Devereaux added 14 assists and five aces for Sheridan in a 25-12, 25-17, 25-19 sweep of Lima.

Emily Adkins had 16 kills, Jenna Kallevig had two aces and Sami Fusco led with 25 assists to lead Bridger past rival Roberts 25-11, 25-15, 25-15. Kimberly Bear had nine kills and six blocks for the Rockets. 

Brooklynn Ragland had seven assists and five aces, and Tyanna Buller chipped in with seven aces to lead Custer-Hysham over Belfry, 25-14, 25-14, 25-15. Kenzie Herden had two kills and Whitney Herden had four assists to lead Belfry.

Taylor Vance knocked down 13 killes, Kiela Rumph added four blocks and Ellie Hover contributed six aces to power Valley Christian over Lincoln 27-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-19. Alexis Cannon was the big gun for the Lynx with 13 kills, 10 digs and two blocks. 

Hannah LaBree had 21 assists and a block, and Heather LaBree added nine kills for Ekalaka in a 25-12, 25-17, 22-25, 25-12 victory over Terry. Alyssa McCulley had 14 digs and five blocks, and Sophia Jaeger added five kills and two aces for the Terriers. 

Marni Schieffer provided 13 kills, nine digs and a block as Wibaux defeated visiting Jordan 25-13, 25-20, 25-20. Lacey Lawrence was Jordan's top performer with 11 kills and three aces. Teammate Ava Krieder had six blocks.

Abby Gliko had nine kills and Adelle Meissner notched 19 digs as Belt swept visiting Simms 25-16, 25-21, 25-19. Janessa Willekes of Simms finished with seven kills and 13 digs.

Sierra Guffey had 10 digs and four kills, and Cassy Torres provided seven aces to help Fromberg defeat Plenty Coups 25-23, 25-17, 21-25, 25-14. Plenty Coups was lead by Tayzha Stewart's seven digs and five kills and Sylvie Stewart's five kills and two blocks.



Class AA

Logan Brown scored three goals and had an assist as Billings West downed Great Falls 5-2 at Amend Park in Billings. Teammate Josh Lambourne added a goal and two assists for the winning Bears. Owen Guthridge scored the other West goal. 


• Billings West’s Carrie Carpenter fired a two-day total of 146 to win girls medalist honors at the Bozeman Invitational, and Bozeman’s Justus Verge shot 139 to win boys medalist honors. Bozeman’s boys took the top three spots to win the team title going away, while Bozeman’s girls also won, beating West by 17 strokes. Following Carpenter were Cora Rosanova (155) and Sami Yates (158) of Bozeman. Behind Verge were Jordan Verge (142) and JR Small (144). Carpenter has won all six events in which she’s competed this season.

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