Central Stevi

Butte Central's Eric Loos hauls in a pass near the end zone Friday night against Stevensville in Butte.

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Class AA

• No. 2 Billings West 35, Bozeman 3: Caden Dowler ran for one touchdown and caught a 77-yard pass from Isaiah Claunch for another as the second-ranked Golden Bears (8-1, 7-0) wrapped up a perfect run through the Eastern AA with a thumping of the Hawks (5-4, 5-2). Claunch also had a 2-yard scoring TD. Caden's brother Taco Dowler had a 79-yard kick return for a score to overcome a 3-0 deficit. Bozeman's points came on a 32-yard field goal by Rocky Lencioni

Billings Senior 42, Belgrade 0: Jacob Miller opened the scoring with touchdown runs of 1 and 15 yards, and Josh Miller took a blocked punt 10 yards for a third TD as the Broncs (4-5, 4-3) took care of the Panthers (1-8, 1-6). Aundre Ruff's 7-yard reception from Peyton Oakley made it 28-0 at halftime and Peyton Morton added a 3-yard score in the third quarter. Senior tallied a second blocked punt for a TD to close the scoring. 

Bozeman Gallatin 49, Billings Skyview 0: Garrett Dahlke threw five touchdown passes for the third consecutive game as the Raptors (4-5, 2-5) blanked the Falcons (1-8, 0-7). Rylan Schlepp was the recipient of two TD tosses, from 11 and 25 yards, and Dahlke hit his brother Noah Dahlke with a 15-yarder for Gallatin, which led 35-0 at halftime. Braden Mikkelson had a 34-yard scoring run and brother Bryce Mikkelson chipped in with a 47-yarder for the Raptors.

No. 4 Helena 21, No. 5 Helena Capital 7: Kaden Huot threw three touchdown passes — two to Chase McGurran — and the Bengals (7-2, 5-2) outlasted the Bruins (5-4, 4-3) for Huot's first win as a starting QB in the crosstown rivalry. The Huot-to-McGurran connections went for 35 and 5 yards, the latter providing Helena a two-touchdown cushion with 9:45 to play. Huot also hit Carson Anderson from 43 yards out in the second quarter. Dylan Graham's 4-yard run in the third quarter brought Capital within a touchdown.

Great Falls 35, Great Falls CMR 21: Reed Harris ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more as the Bison (5-4, 5-2) built a 28-14 halftime lead and fended off the Rustlers (5-4, 4-3) in the second half to secure third in the Eastern AA. Harris hit Garrett Stone with 22- and 49-yard TD passes and also ran for scores from 12 and 42 yards. Ryan Krahe's 1-yard plunge made it 35-14 for Great Falls. CMR's Cole Taylor scored on 7- and 3-yard runs. Raef Newbrough scored on a 2-yard run for the Rustlers in the second quarter.

Class A

• Frenchtown 51, East Helena 0: Eli Quinn passed for a pair of first-quarter touchdowns as the Broncs (6-3, 4-2) made quick work of the Vigilantes (0-7, 0-3). Quinn passed 23 yards to Devin Shelton for one score and three yards to Evan Ellington for another. Shelton also had a 42-yard punt return for a TD. Eli Sailer had scoring runs of 3 and 14 yards as Frenchtown led 42-0 by halftime. Gavin Palen had six extra-point kicks and also booted a 36-yard field goal.

Butte Central 41, Stevensville 14: Eyston Lakkala ran for three touchdowns as the Maroons (3-5, 2-3) secured third place in the Southwest A by drubbing the Yellowjackets (2-7, 1-4). Lakkala's runs covered 1, 52 and 4 yards. Jack Keeley's interception return for a TD opened the scoring. Sahkaia Wehr tossed a 65-yard TD pass to Gus Turner and ran for another for Stevi. 

No. 4 Lewistown 7, Miles City 0: Chance Fields tossed a 58-yard touchdown pass to Kyler Fleming in the first quarter and the top scoring defense in Class A made it stand up as the Golden Eagles (7-1, 4-0), playing with heavy hearts, clinched first place by stopping the Cowboys (4-4, 2-2). The game was played five days after Lewistown lineman Dylan Morris died in a car accident; numerous teams wore his No. 71 on their helmets and jerseys. The Golden Eagles allowed only two opponents to score in double figures during the regular season. 

No. 3 Polson 38, Whitefish 24: Jarrett Wilson threw three touchdown passes, ran for two more and returned the clinching interception 35 yards for a score as the Pirates (9-0, 6-0) overcame a major challenge from a Bulldogs (7-2, 2-2) team that had been ranked most of the season. In a back-and-forth game, Polson secured first place in the Northwest A by scoring the final three touchdowns after trailing 24-19. Jarrett completed a 3-yard TD pass for the first score and ran in from 25 yards out in the fourth quarter before nabbing his pick-6. Wilson hit Robert Perez with an 15-yard score and Colton Graham with a 40-yarder. Ty Schwaiger's 17-yard run in the third quarter put Whitefish up by five. Fynn Ridgeway tossed a TD pass of 19 yards to Bodie Smith and also scored on a 5-yard run. 

No. 1 Hamilton 55, Columbia Falls 20: Tim Zohner had touchdown runs of 9, 21 and 5 yards and finished with 104 rushing yards for the Broncs (8-0, 5-0), who finished the regular season scoring at least 40 points in every game. Quarterback Tyson Rostad completed 14 of 18 passes for 217 yards and a touchdown and also rushed for 93 yards and two scores. Cody Schweikert threw for 138 yards and two touchdowns to Jace Duval for the Wildcats (5-2, 4-1), who finished second behind Polson in the Northwest. Schweikert ran for Columbia Falls' third score.

Class B

• No. 2 Townsend 13, No. 7 Jefferson 7: Braden Racht hauled in a 23-yard touchdown pass from Trey Hoveland as time expired as the Bulldogs (7-1, 5-0) drove the field for the winning score in the final 1:40 to hold off the Panthers (5-3, 3-2) in the annual Battle for the Elkhorn. The dramatic score came after Jefferson tied the game on an 8-yard pass from Braden Morris to Jake Genger. Townsend took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 19-yard heave from Hoveland to Gavin Vandenacre. The Bulldogs won their first league title since 2014.

No. 4 Malta 30, No. 8 Fairfield 14: Cash Salsbery ran for two touchdowns and Connor Tuss ran for one and threw for another as the Mustangs (8-0, 5-0) made a statement with their win over the Eagles (6-2, 3-2). Salsbery's 2-yard run in the first quarter knotted the game at 8-all. His a5-yarder in the fourth quarter gave Malta a two-TD cushion. Leading 16-14 at halftime, the Mustangs opened the second-half scoring with a 5-yard pass from Tuss to Camryn Mears. Daniel Faith gave Fairfield an 8-0 lead with a 1-yard run in the first quarter and hit Miguel Perez with a 37-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter to pull the Eagles within two points. 

No. 5 Eureka 51, Anaconda 6: Remington Little rushed for two touchdowns, and Caleb Utter ran for one, threw for another and recorded a safety as the Lions (7-2, 4-1) wrapped up second place in the West by trouncing the Copperheads ((0-8, 0-5). Joey Kindel caught Utter's TD pass from 5 yards out and also ran 9 yards for a score. Nathan Blodnick accounted for Anaconda's points with a 4-yard run in the third quarter.

Shepherd 45, Roundup 0: Connor Hash ran for touchdowns in the first and second quarter, Hayes Nydegger and Colter Zink each contributed a rushing TD, and Samuel Stene had an interception return for a score as the Mustangs (3-6, 2-3) clobbered the Panthers (2-7, 1-4). Carson O'Donnell added a field goal for Shepherd. 

No. 9 Glasgow 58, Wolf Point 7: Kyler Hallock scored four touchdowns in the first half and KJ Ingram added two TDs, including a kickoff return, as the Scotties (7-2, 5-1) routed the Wolves (2-7, 1-4) to secure the second spot in the North. Tatum Hansen also scored for Glasgow. 

No. 3 Columbus 44, Manhattan 8: Trey Johnannes ran for two touchdowns and Caden Meier raced 85 yards for the first score as the Cougars locked up the second place in the South with a romp over the defending state champion Tigers (2-7, 1-5). Manhattan tied the game 8-8 in the first quarter but Degen Nelson's 60-yard interception return put Columbus ahead for good. Johnannes then followed with TD runs of 41 and 1 yards. 

Huntley Project 36, No. 10 Red Lodge 13: The Red Devils (7-2, 5-0) finished unbeaten in the East by handing the Rams (5-3, 4-1) their first defeat in league and snapping a five-game win streak. Huntley Project, which racked up 331 total yards, finished the season on a five-game winning streak after a 16-6 loss to Manhattan. The only other defeat is to No. 4 Malta. 


• Valley Christian 52, Noxon 20: Eyan Becker tossed four touchdown passes and the Eagles (6-3, 4-1) locked up the second seed in the West with a rout of the Red Devils (3-5, 2-3). After Dylan Beaudin opened the scoring with a 51-yard run, Becker hit Zach Hoaglin on a 50-yard scoring toss to open the floodgates for a 30-point first quarter. Beaudin also caught 23-, 25- and 31-yard scoring strikes from Becker, and he added a 10-yard TD pass to Elijah Fisher. Asher Beaudin added a 15-yard fumble return for a score. Cade VanVleet's 5-yard run put Noxon on the board in the third quarter, and then Derreck Christensen found Shamus Wheeldon with a 39-yard scoring pass. Brian Risch's 9-yard run closed the scoring for the Red Devils. 

No. 2 White Sulphur Springs 8, No. 7 Hot Springs 6: Shaw Davis scored on an 8-yard run fin the second quarter and his twin brother Sam Davis kicked the crucial two-point conversion as the Hornets (7-0, 5-0) stayed perfect by edging the Savage Heat (6-2, 3-2). Kyle Lawson put Hot Springs on the board first with a 1-yard dive in the second quarter, but the extra-point kick was missed. White Sulphur Springs won the West and the Savage Heat finished third.

No. 4 Shields Valley 65, Reed Point-Rapelje 0: Kaden Acosta threw for three touchdowns and Dylan Flatt ran for 80 yards and two scores as the Rebels (7-1, 5-0) put an exclamation mark on their regular season with a romp over the Renegades (1-5, 0-4). Nate Hogenson caught two of Acosta's TD tosses and Jace Page had the other. Kade Lannen rushed for Shields Valley's other TD.  

No. 5 Bridger 52, Custer-Hysham-Melstone 44: Gage Goltz scored on an 18-yard run — his sixth touchdown of the game — to break a 44-all tie as the Scouts (7-1, 3-1) rallied for a wild win over the Rebels (3-4, 1-3). Goltz's 1-yard run earlier in the quarter followed by Lucius Payovich's two-point kick conversion knotted the score after Bridger had pulled within eight points on a fourth-quarter safety by Baylor Pospisil, his second of the game. Goltz also had rushing TDs of 7, 2, 12 and 2 yards. Equally prolific was Custer-Hysham-Melstone's Bryce Grebe, who threw for four touchdowns and ran for a fifth that gave the Rebels a 44-34 margin early in the final quarter. Grebe found Alex Russell twice, from 41 and 45 yards, and also connected with Trent Kuntz twice, from 45 and 6 yards. Kuntz also hauled in a 5-yarder from his brother Ty Kuntz

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