Prep Football Roundup: Columbia Falls Stays Unbeaten

Glacier trounces Hellgate and Bigfork blanks Ronan in Week Four of football season

By Dillon Tabish

Columbia Falls 49, Anaconda 13

Dakota Bridwell passed for 282 yards and four touchdowns, Trevor Houston scored twice and the second-ranked Wildcats improved to 4-0 with another impressive victory last Friday.

Wyatt Green rushed 13 times for 47 yards and Houston finished with three catches for 86 yards. Ty Morgan had six catches for 137 yards and scored a 61-yard punt return.

Bridwell connected with Stephen Lindsey on a 44-yard TD in the first quarter. Colton Gove returned an interception 25 yards for a score, Justic McManus caught a 20-yard TD and Ike Schweikert capped the scoring with a 1-yard run in the third quarter.

The Columbia Falls defense held Anaconda to 84 yards rushing and 140 yards passion.

Columbia Falls travels to Whitefish (2-2) on Friday for the annual rivalry game at 7 p.m.

Glacier 68, Missoula Hellgate 13

The top-ranked Wolfpack piled up 400 yards of offense and cruised past the Knights, improving to 4-0 for the first time in program history.

Glacier had six different players score touchdowns, led by Tucker Rauthe and Logan Jones, who each had a pair of TDs. Brady McChesney was 13-of-18 for 198 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed for 48 yards, including a 15-yard TD. Sam McCamley caught an 18-yard TD and Glacier exploded for 29 points in the second quarter to jump ahead 36-6 by halftime.

Jones finished with 51 yards rushing and 86 yards receiving. Thomas Trefney had 40 yards rushing and Devin Cochran caught three passes for 42 yards.

Glacier has the state’s top offense, averaging 41.3 points per game. Great Falls C.M. Russell is second with 31.7 ppg. The Wolfpack defense is ranked fifth, holding opponents to 15.3 ppg.

Glacier is celebrating homecoming this week and hosts Butte (2-2) at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Bigfork 47, Ronan 0

Josh Sandry and Vinny Quirk scored three touchdowns apiece to lead the 10th-ranked Vikings to the nonconference win over the Chiefs.

Sandry finished with 63 yards on 10 carries and was 6 for 15 for 63 yards passing. He also returned an interception for a TD in the third quarter. Quirk scored on runs of 4, 3 and 12 yards. He finished with 116 yards on 23 carries. Matthew Farrier added the final score for the Vikes.

Bigfork (2-1) is celebrating homecoming this week and hosts Shelby at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Polson 49, Browning 6

Bridger Rowley scored three touchdowns and Colton Cote added another pair as Polson trounced Browning in a nonconference Class A matchup.

Wyatt Ducharme passed for a pair of TDs, connecting with Tim Russell and Jacob Harrod in the second quarter.

The Pirates (2-2) travel to Frenchtown (1-3) for a Northwestern A conference game on Friday.

Eureka 12, Florence 6

An interception-turned-touchdown by Christian Langston just before halftime was the difference in the Lions’ win over the Falcons.

Garrett White scored a 29-yard TD in the second quarter for Eureka.

Eureka (1-3) hosts Thompson Falls (0-3) in the first Western 7B game of the season on Friday night.

Missoula Big Sky 25, Flathead 23

The Eagles scored a 53-yard touchdown with barely four minutes left to spoil the fifth-ranked Braves’ homecoming game.

Flathead rallied back after trailing 12-2 at halftime. Josh McCracken scored an 85-yard TD run in the third quarter. After Big Sky answered with a TD early in the fourth quarter, Easton Johnson scored from 66 yards and Keaton Krantz added a 58-yard touchdown catch from Johnson with eight minutes remaining to put the Braves up 23-19.

McCracken finished with 121 yards on 12 carries. Johnson had 118 yards rushing. He was seven-of-17 for 110 yards passing, but had two interceptions. Payton Boyce rushed seven times for 43 yards. Krantz finished with 61 yards receiving. The Braves tallied 392 yards of offense.

Flathead (2-2) travels to Great Falls to play C.M. Russell (3-1) on Friday.

Corvallis 34, Whitefish 20

The Blue Devils jumped ahead 20-13 at halftime and held off a late rally by the Bulldogs.

Jack Streibich had two touchdowns for the Bulldogs. Jed Nagler scored caught a 39-yard TD pass from Luke May to put Whitefish on the scoreboard in the first quarter. Nagler connected with Streibich on a TD in the fourth quarter. Chris Park rushed in an 11-yard TD run.

Whitefish (2-2) is celebrating its homecoming this week and hosts Columbia Falls (4-0) at 7 p.m. Friday.

Stevensville 25, Libby 22

The Yellow Jackets scored with barely one minute remaining to defeat the Loggers.

Zach Crace scored his third touchdown of the game with 9:42 remaining to give Libby the 22-19 lead, but John Diepstraten scored a 40-yard TD with 1:02 left to win it for Stevensville.

Libby (1-3) hosts Browning (0-4) on Friday night.

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