Though the Mission Bulldogs played a tough offensive game Sept. 17 against Bigfork’s Vikings, a series of turnovers eventually led to a loss for the Bulldogs.
“We played well, putting up 332 yards of offense but turned the ball over six times,” Head Coach Jake Bosley said.
In the second quarter, Andrew Esslinger scored on a 49-yard touchdown pass from Nick Durglo. The kick was missed. Gus Bosley picked up the second touchdown in the fourth quarter with six yards. Kaleb Durglo added a two-point conversion.
“Bill von Holtum was our defensive leader with nine tackles,” Coach Bosley said.
Gus Bosley had 130 yards during 27 carries. Nick Durglo passed for 133 yards and rushed for 49 yards on 4 attempts. Andrew Esslinger caught two passes for 54 yards.
Bigfork 47, Mission 14
The Arlee Warriors brought home a big win against Seeley-Swan on Friday, 82-28.
“We did really well even with Bradley Brazill our returning defensive player of the year being gone,” said Arlee Head Coach Todd Yocum.
In the first quarter, Isaac Desjarlais picked up the first touchdown on a 63-yard pass from Patrick Bigsam. Phillip Malatare then scored on a 22-yard pass from Bigsam. Bigsam made the team’s next touchdown on a 13-yard run.
In the second quarter, Harold Yocum scored on a seven-yard pass from Bigsam. The high scoring game was just getting started. Tyler Tanner scored a TD on a 13-yard pass from Bigsam before Bigsam scored on a 60-yard pass from Tanner. Desjarlais scored again for the Warriors, on a 40-yard pass from Bigsam.
Having amassed 50 points in the first half, the Warriors continued their offensive attack in the second. Bigsam started things off by scoring on a 50-yard pass from Tanner. Ryan Crawford followed with a TD on a five-yard run. Bigsam scored two more times on a 22-yard fumble return and a 15-yard run. The Warriors capped off the fourth with one more TD from Crawford on a four-yard run.
Arlee plays Flint Creek at home on Friday during their homecoming game at 7 p.m.
Arlee 82, Seeley-Swan 28
It was a team effort when the Charlo Vikings plundered the Plains Horsemen 74-18 on Sept. 25, but running back Jared Doty was a workhorse under the lights at Plains. Doty ran for four touchdowns and caught two touchdown passes from quarterback Michael Delaney.
Teammate Jade Smith also got in on the action, running for two touchdowns and catching a three-yard pass for another TD. Smith rushed for 134 yards, averaging 19.1 yards per carry.
Quarterback Trent Dennison and Stetson Stipe teamed up for two touchdowns also, with Stipe catching one 20-yard and one 33-yard pass.
Charlo racked up 383 rushing yards as opposed to the Horsemen’s 120 yards.
It wasn’t a total shutout as Plains quarterback Ryan Ovit threw a 25-yard pass and then ran for two touchdowns. Aaren VonHeeder also ran in a TD for the Horsemen.
“This is the first time I remembers Plains and Charlo ever playing,” Mike Krahn, Charlo’s head coach said, noting that Plains just came down from Class B to Class C.
“Jared said the line was blocking so well he didn’t get touched,” Krahn said, naming Greg Montgomery, Bridger Smith and Dugan Runkel as power on the line.
“It was a game of big plays. We ran 37 plays, and they ran 68,” Krahn said. “Yards per play was 14 for Charlo, which is pretty amazing.”
With two good quarterbacks, Krahn said he could rest Michael Delaney, who has a sore ankle, during the second half and bring in Trent Dennison, who did a great job.
Charlo 74, Plains 18
Rnan traveled to Anaconda on Sept. 25 and lost in a close game 22-19.
Brandon Blood scored for the Chiefs on a 60-yard interception return. Kasey Mock passed for 88 yards, 35 of them on a throw to Zeke Misa for a touchdown. Mock ran for 152 yards on 19 carries, making a 61-yard run into the end zone.
“Kasy Mock had a great game,”said Jim Benn, Ronan coach,
Benn praised the defense for their solid play
Ronan 19, Anaconda 22