Viking, Warriors battle on the gridiron
BUTTE – Arlee Warrior Darshan Bolen was named defensive Most Valuable Player for his stellar defensive performance on Saturday evening during the 2019 Bob Cleverley eight-man all-star game at the Bob Green Field in Butte.
Playing on the blue squad, Bolen’s blanket coverage and two interceptions helped the blue team defeat the red team 32-7 during the 36th annual summer-time football classic.
Joining Bolen in the Mining City were fellow Warriors Lane Schall and Chase Gardner. Warrior football head coach Chuck Forgey also joined his players as part of the coaching staff for the game. Also representing the Mission Valley was Charlo Viking standout Landers Smith.
During the game, Bolen wreaked havoc on defense, and on the offensive side of the blue squad, Schall, Gardner and Smith had equally impressive performances. In the first quarter, Schall threw one of the longest pass plays of the game when he hit Dylan Parks of Darby for a 55-yard touchdown pass to give the blue team the first score of the game.
Minutes later, from one yard out, Smith scored his first of two rushing touchdowns. His second came in the second quarter as he scampered 60-yards down the sideline for a touchdown. Gardner joined the blue team’s scoring frenzy in the fourth quarter when he caught a pass from Smith and ran for a 12-yard touchdown.
Bob Cleverley eight-man all-star game
Blue team 32, red team 7
Blue team 14 12 0 6 — 32
Red team 0 0 0 7 — 7
Blue: Dylan Parks 55-yard TD pass from Lane Schall (Jeremy Handy pass from Schall)
Blue: Landers Smith one-yard TD run (2PT failed)
Blue: Parks 85-yard TD pass from Grady Taylor (two points failed)
Blue: Landers Smith 60-yard TD run (two points failed)
Third Quarter, no scoring
Blue: Chase Gardner 12-yard TD pass from Smith (two points failed)
Red: Noah Ambeuhl five-yard TD run (Wyatt Brusven kick)