Polson Pirates victorious in homecoming game
The clouds closed and the rain let up just in time for the Pirates to bring down Frenchtown in Friday’s 32-22 win.
Head coach Scott Wilson said the Pirates are off to a good start. “We are playing a good defensive game,” Wilson said, but the team is still trying to work things out offensively. “Even though it looks like it, we’re not playing consistently.”
Friday’s homecoming game showed some shining moments with Pirate senior Andrew Weltz. With 118 rushing yards and 111 yards in passing, the Broncs had a hard time getting anything done with this guy on the field. Weltz also was responsible for a touchdown pass and ran for two more.
Senior Brady Hislop also lent a hand carrying the ball 14 times for 131 yards and a touchdown.
Coach Wilson is seeing leadership step up within the team, naming Weltz and Hislop along with seniors Wyatt Jensen and Homecoming King Cedrick Smith.
“Brady (Hislop) has been a good spark for us and Andrew (Weltz) had a great game both throwing and running,” Wilson said. “They have all given us leadership.”
Even with Pirates having to readjust with 16 new starters this season, they’re not letting that take away from their goal of securing first in conference with eyes on state.
Coach Wilson, who’s been both the head football coach and athletic director in Polson for the last 13 years, is keeping his eye on the progress that is coming about both on the field and with the overall chemistry of his team.
“They’ve come a long way from the first game,” Wilson said. “They’re learning to play together.”
Polson 32, Frenchtown 22
Polson 6 12 7 7 – 32
Frenchtown 0 8 8 6 - 22