Longhorns gore Bulldogs
FORT BENTON — On the road Saturday afternoon in Fort Benton, the Class C Mission Bulldogs football team battled the top-ranked Longhorns in a first-round playoff showdown.
The undefeated Longhorns defeated the Bulldogs 61-6. Allowing an average of 3.4 yards per play for a total of 182 yards on 54 plays, the Longhorn defense stifled the Bulldog offense.
In the waning minutes of the second quarter, Bulldog running back Bryce Umphrey erased the goose egg on the scoreboard for Mission with a one-yard touchdown plunge into the end zone.
On the day, Mission quarterback Kellen McClure went 21-for-37 passing for 177 yards and six interceptions. Charley Adams led the Bulldogs on the ground with six carries for 11 yards.
Umphrey paced the Bulldog receivers with 81 yards on 12 receptions.
After dropping their first three games of the season, the Bulldogs won five games to earn their second consecutive Class C 8-Man football playoff appearance. The Bulldogs finish the 2020 gridiron season with an overall record of 5-4.
MISSION 0 6 0 0 6
FORT BENTON 12 32 11 6 61
RUSHING: Mission (17-5) – Charley Adams 6-11, Bryce Umphrey 4-7, Javon Bolen 1-1, Layne Spidol 4-(-4), Kellen McClure 2-(-10).
PASSING: McClure 21-31-6 for 177 yards.
RECEIVING: Umphrey 12-81, Canyon Sargent 2-72, Zoran LaFrombois 3-13, Layne Spidol 2-8, Adams 1-3, John Komotios 1-0
TACKLES: Adams 8, Ion Killorn 5, Umphrey 4, Spidol 3, Deago Hostetler 3, Komotios 2, Ross McPherson 2, Sargent 1, Lalo Bravo 1, Kenny Ness 1.