Prep Football Roundup: Glacier, Columbia Falls, Whitefish Grab Wins

Wolfpack rallies past Great Falls C.M. Russell while Wildcats, Bulldogs pick up impressive victories

By Dillon Tabish

Glacier 49, Great Falls CMR 31

Trailing 31-20 in the third quarter, Logan Jones and the Glacier Wolfpack rallied back and scored the final 29 points to defeat Great Falls C.M. Russell at Legends Stadium last Friday.

Jones sparked the comeback with a 91-yard kick return and the Wolfpack improved to 2-0 on the season.

Quarterback Brady McChesney passed for four touchdowns in the game and finished 18-of-32 for 259 yards. He connected with Jacob Janke on a 64-yard TD pass in the second quarter to put Glacier on the board after trailing 10-0. Thomas Trefney scored two TDs, including a 44-yard run to cap the game’s scoring. Trefney finished the game with 67 yards on nine carries. Devin Cochran caught a 6-yard TD pass, Caleb Jones had a 9-yard score and Sam McCamley added a 17-yard TD catch. McCamley finished with 99 yards receiving on four catches.

Glacier (2-0) hosts Bozeman (0-2) at 7 p.m. Friday in a rematch of last season’s Class AA state championship game.

Whitefish 48, Browning 0

Luke May combined for six touchdowns and threw for 271 yards in the Bulldogs’ big nonconference win over Browning on the road. May connected on five TD passes and rushed in another as Whitefish improved to 2-0.

Jed Nagler caught three TD passes, including an 80-yard score in the third quarter, and finished with 145 yards receiving. Jack Streibich had a 15-yard TD catch, Brian FauntLeRoy added a 3-yard score and Tyler Tote chipped in a 2-yard TD in the third.

The Whitefish defense had a banner day, limiting Browning to 22 yards passing and 65 yards rushing. The Bulldogs had one interception, four fumble recoveries and a blocked punt. Defensive end Chassin Ross had three sacks and two tackles for loss.

Whitefish hosts Belgrade at 7 p.m. Friday.

Columbia Falls 14, Hamilton 9

Nick Ream caught a 46-yard touchdown pass from Dakota Bridwell in the fourth quarter and the Wildcats held off Hamilton in a tight Class A nonconference football game on the road.

Ike Schweikert added a 3-yard TD run in the third quarter and Columbia Falls improved to 2-0.

The Wildcats host Browning at 7 p.m. Friday.

Choteau 28, Bigfork 21

The Bulldogs jumped out to an early 15-0 lead and the Vikings fell just short in their comeback attempt at home, as Choteau edged Bigfork in the nonconference Class B football game.

Josh Sandry put Bigfork on the scoreboard with a 33-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Jon Landon scored a 74-yard TD run in the third quarter and Vinny Quirk added a 7-yard run in the fourth, but the Vikes couldn’t muster another score.

Bigfork (0-1) travels to Florence-Carlton on Friday.

School administers moved the Vikings’ homecoming game to Sept. 26 against Shelby after Plains announced that it did not have enough players to field a team. The homecoming game will begin at 7 p.m.

Billings Skyview 30, Flathead 13

The Falcons piled up a 20-0 lead and held off a late rally by the Braves to seal the Class AA victory at home.

Josh McCracken scored a 15-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and caught a 23-yard TD in the fourth quarter from Easton Johnson. McCracken finished with 34 yards rushing on 10 carries and 31 yards receiving on two catches. Johnson was 9-of-29 for 111 yards passing and three interceptions. Tucker Cronk had two catches for 20 yards, Alex Croymans had two catches for 15 yards, Blake Wilson added two catches for 13 yards and Keaton Krantz caught one pass for 32 yards.

Flathead (1-1) travels to Helena Capital (1-1) this Friday.

Dillon 47, Polson 0

The Ferrises combined for four touchdowns as the Beavers rolled past the Pirates in a nonconference Class A game. Justin Ferris had two TDs and Jason Ferris and JD Ferris each added one as Dillon piled up 383 yards of offense.

Jacob Clairmont led Polson’s offense with 82 yards rushing on 11 carries. Wyatt Deuscharme was 2-of-15 for 13 yards passing.

Polson (1-1) hosts Corvallis at 7 p.m. Friday.

Ronan 19, Eureka 8

Ronan rallied back from a 12 point deficit to defeat the Lions in a nonconference Class B football game.

Austyn Sherwood and Michael Peterson each notched touchdown runs for Eureka before Ronan answered with 19 points in the fourth quarter.

Justin Krahun passed for three touchdowns in the fourth, connecting with Colton McCrea on a 65-yarder, Bryce Cullen on a 6-yarder and finally Aaron Misa on a 9-yarder.

Eureka (0-2) hosts Conrad at 7 p.m. Friday.

Anaconda 41, Libby 0

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Libby (1-1) hosts Hamilton at 7 p.m. Friday.

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