The Arlee Warriors are 2-0 in the Western C after blowout wins over Victor on Aug. 31 and Superior on Friday night.
After smoky air prompted Arlee to reschedule its Aug. 28 season opener against Victor, the Warriors hosted the match on Monday, Aug. 31, sending the Pirates off the plank with a 54-8 loss. Quarterback Pat Big Sam blazed the way for Arlee, throwing for five touchdowns and running for two more (30 and 25 yards). Tyler Tanner caught three of Big Sam’s TD passes (44, 30 and 15 yards), while Isaac Desjarlais carried in 55-yard and 41-yard passes for scores. Lee Bolin also scored on a 2-yard run.
On Friday, the Warriors traveled to Superior to crush the Bobcats 64-20 behind another mighty effort from Big Sam. He tossed three touchdowns to Tanner (55, 24 and 26 yards) and scored on two runs at 4 and 5 yards.
Desjarlais had two touchdowns, a 16-yard run and a 45-yard interception return to wind up the first quarter, and Philip Malatare also scored twice, first on a 38-yard pass from Tanner to open the game. He also had Arlee’s last TD off an 11-yard run in the fourth quarter.
The Warriors have a week off before they head to Charlo on Sept. 18.
Arlee 64, Superior 20
Arlee 18 2 32 12 – 64
Superior 0 8 6 6 – 20
A - Phil Malatare 38 pass from Ty Tanner (run failed)
A - Isaac Desjarlais 16 run (run failed)
A - Desjarlais 45 interception return (run failed)
S - Connor Voll 63 pass from Aaron Kelly (Bridger Lapierre run)
A - Safety, quarterback tackled in end zone
A - Pat Bigamy 4 run (run failed)
A - Tanner 55 pass from Big Sam (pass failed)
A - Tanner 24 pass from Big Sam (Desjarlais run)
S - Kelly 45 run (run failed)
A - Big Sam 5 run (pass failed)
A - Safety, snap over punter's head
A - Tanner 26 pass from Big Sam (Big Sam run)
A - Malatare 11 run (Big Sam run)
S -Kaleb Ververis 5 pass from Kelly (run failed)
Arlee 54, Victor 8
Arlee 12 14 6 22 – 54
Victor 8 0 0 0 – 8
A - Tyler Tanner 44 pass from Pat Big Sam (run failed)
A - Tanner 30 pass from Big Sam (pass failed)
V - Colt Neville 14 pass from Steven Scheffer (Jesse Pearson pass from Scheffer)
A - Isaac Desjarlais 55 pass from Big Sam (Big Sam run)
A - Desjarlais 41 pass from Big Sam (run failed)
A - Big Sam 30 run (pass failed)
A - Tanner 15 pass from Big Sam (Desjarlais pass from Big Sam)
A - Big Sam 25 run (Harold Yocum pass from Big Sam)
A - Lee Bolin 2 run (pass failed)
The Vikings had no problem dominating Western C opponent Seeley-Swan behind a powerful performance from Michael Delaney, who ran for four touchdowns and 131 yards in just 11 carries. Jade Smith also tallied 88 yards on nine carries and and ran 19 yards for Charlo’s first score of the game. The Vikings’ final score came off a 6-yard run by Trent Dennison. All told, Charlo’s offense rushed for a whopping 303 yards.
The Vikings are headed to Victor on Saturday for a 1 p.m. start on the gridiron.
Charlo 54, Seeley-Swan 16
Charlo 14 16 8 16 – 54
Seeley 8 0 8 0 – 16
C – Jade Smith 19 run (Michael Delaney run)
SS – Joshua Cahoon 31 pass from Shane Lindemer (conversion good)
C – Delaney 34 run (pass failed)
C – unknown touchdown (conversion good)
C – Delaney 43 run (Smith run)
C – Delaney 7 run (Jared Doty run)
SS – Jacob Haley 4 run (Cahoon pass from Lindemer)
C – Delaney 16 run (Brady Fryberger pass from Delaney)
C – Trent Dennison 6 run (Toby Odom pass from Garrett Vaughan)
The Chiefs lost a back-and-forth battle on home turf Friday night as the Bigfork Vikings claimed a 4-point lead with just 5:30 left to play, leaving the final score at 38-34.
The visiting Vikings had a solid 27-15 lead in the third quarter before Ronan quarterback Kasey Mock hurled a 65-yard pass to Trevor Anderson for a touchdown and ran 9 yards to score again. Bigfork responded with a 36-yard field goal to make it 30-28, and Ronan answered with a touchdown from Ezekiel Misa, returning the 34-30 lead to the Chiefs. Bigfork’s final charge came as quarterback Jonathan Landon crossed the line for a 1-yard TD midway through the final frame and then completed a pass to Logan Taylor for the 2-point conversion, making the tally 38-34.
Mock was 7 for 13 for 180 yards, and Josh Morgan rushed for 82 yards on 12 carries.
The Chiefs will hit the road for Libby on Friday.
Bigfork 38, Ronan 34
Bigfork 7 13 7 11 – 38
Ronan 8 7 13 6 – 34
R - Kasey Mock 1 run (Josh Morgan run)
BF - Jonathan Landon 4 run (Hugo Schyberg kick)
BF - Matthew Farrier 11 run (Schyberg kick)
BF - Kyler Oster 11 pass from Landon (kick failed)
R - Ezekiel Misa 20 run (Misa kick)
BF - Landon 8 run (Schyberg kick)
R - Trevor Anderson 65 pass from Mock (Misa kick)
R - Mock 9 run (kick failed)
BF - FG Schyberg 36
R - Misa run (pass failed)
BF - Landon 1 run (Logan Taylor pass from Landon)
The Mission Bulldogs hosted Thompson Falls for a Friday night nailbiter that ended with a last-second save as the Bulldog defense blocked a pass in the end zone to salvage Mission’s 31-24 lead for the win.
Gus Bosley plowed over the Bluehawks with 154 rushing yards on 14 carries, running 35 yards to seal Mission’s last touchdown. Nick Durglo threw 23- and 25-yard touchdown passes to Rob Erickson and ran across the line for a 1-yard TD.
The Bulldogs will host Florence this Friday.
Mission 31, Thompson Falls 24
Mission 14 7 2 8 – 31
T. Falls 7 14 3 0 – 24
TF – Jacob Douthit 7 run (Joe Lundberg kick)
M - Rob Erickson 23 pass from Nick Durglo (Emilio Bravo kick)
M - Durglo 1 run (Bravo kick)
TF – Trais Hoisington 31 from Cade Van Elswyk (kick blocked)
M - Erickson 25 pass from Durglo (Bravo kick)
TF - Hoisington 30 pass from Van Elswyk (Corey Tessier pass from Van Elswyk)
TF - Lundberg 30 field goal
M - Safety, punter steps on end line
M - Gus Bosley 35 run (Bosley run)
Polson had a hard time in Hamilton on Friday, managing just two touchdowns in the Broncs’ 27-12 non-conference win.
Tanner Wilson connected with Matthew Rensvold for a 6-yard touchdown in the second quarter and Hudson Smith from 20 yards out for another score in the third frame, but it wasn’t enough to match Hamilton’s Bret Huxtable, who ran for two TDs and threw for a third.
The Pirates travel to Corvallis on Friday.
Hamilton 27, Polson 12
Hamilton 7 7 7 6 – 27
Polson 0 6 6 0 – 12
H - Bret Huxtable 23 run (Davonte Clark-Gardner kick)
P - Matthew Rensvold 6 pass from Tanner Wilson (kick failed)
H - Jonathan Ringer 25 pass from Huxtable (Clark-Gardner kick)
H - Huxtable 30 run (Clark-Gardner kick)
P - Hudson Smith 20 pass from Wilson (pass failed)
H - Alex Draper 4 run (kick failed)