Warriors can’t fly with Falcons
TWIN BRIDGES — The Arlee Warriors’ season came to an end with a 49-6 loss to the second-ranked Falcons in Twin Bridges Saturday.
The Falcons put up 22 points in the first quarter and the number one seed from the Southern C Conference led 36-0 at halftime.
“We went down there not knowing a lot about how the south was doing. By the end of the half we knew they were pretty solid,” said Arlee coach Scott Palmer.
The Falcons used a balance attack to build their commanding halftime lead. With Arlee safety Zach Tameler going down early with an ankle injury, the Falcons were able to attack the Warriors through the air and the Warriors didn’t have an answer for their running back Cole Miotke.
“We had guys in position to make a stop, but you can’t bring a guy like that down with an arm tackle,” Palmer said.
After moving the ball on their opening drive, the Warriors offense hit a standstill.
“We could move the ball, but every time we’d get things going we get a little hiccup and the drive would stall out,” Palmer said.
The Warriors finally got on the scoreboard late in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard by Dylan Moran. Moran was one of seven seniors whose high school career came to an end in Twin Bridges.
Palmer said the loss can’t diminish what Moran, Cole Rice, Damon Cordier, Curt Seidel, Bryce Norling, Kieran Ursua and Dakota Desjarlais accomplished in their four years.
“It’s been great coaching them. When they were freshmen we talked about what it would take to become a premier team in the state. How it would take hitting the weight room or going to camps and they did it. They bought into it wholeheartedly,” Palmer said. “They changed the tradition of Arlee football.”
The Warriors finished the 2010 campaign 4-4 and made the playoffs for the second straight year.
Twin Bridges 49, Arlee 6
Arlee 0 0 0 6–6
T. Bridges 22 14 7 6–49
TB - Cole Miotke 43 run (Miotke kick)
TB - Cody Pierson 33 pass from Tyler Lott (Miotke kick)
TB - Tyle DiGiovanna 1 run (Lott run)
TB - Paul Peterson 20 pass from Lott (kick failed)
TB - DiGiovanna 38 run (Lott run)
TB - Miotke 5 run (Miotke kick)
TB - Dakota Garbo 48 run (pass failed)
A - Dylan Moran 1 run (run failed)