Exciting Comeback Vaults Glacier into Semifinals

By Beacon Staff

In the span of just 35 seconds, the Glacier Wolfpack saved their season and kept their pursuit of the state championship alive.

With Helena Capital leading 13-7 midway through the fourth quarter, Glacier senior linebacker Shelton Todd forced a fumble in the Bruins’ end zone, which senior Brayden Nicholson recovered for the touchdown with 5:29 remaining. On Capital’s ensuing drive, junior Todd Ogden intercepted a pass and powered his way 50 yards for the score with 4:54 left.

The reliable Wolfpack defense held tight after that, securing the 21-13 victory over the defending state champions in the opening round of the Class AA playoffs at Legends Stadium.

Glacier (9-2) will host Bozeman (8-3) in the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 9. at 7 p.m. at Legends Stadium. Bozeman edged Helena on the road 24-23 last week.

The Wolfpack have won eight straight and beat the Hawks once already this season. Glacier edged Bozeman 7-3 at home Sept. 21.

Bozeman has the sixth-ranked scoring offense, averaging roughly 32 points per game, and the second-ranked defense, allowing only 13 points per game on average.

Great Falls C.M. Russell is playing Butte in the other AA semifinal.

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