Football Roundup: Whitefish Stays Hot, Kalispell Schools Fall Short

Bulldogs have won four in a row; Columbia Falls also extends winning streak to four games

By Andy Viano
Glacier High School football players take the field at Legends Stadium before a game in 2018. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

Resurgent Whitefish High School made it four straight wins, clobbering Ronan 43-7, while defending state champion Columbia Falls erupted for a 78-20 victory against Browning on Sept. 28.

The Bulldogs (4-2, 2-0 Northwest A) and Wildcats (4-1, 2-0) sit tied atop the conference standings ahead of their Oct. 12 showdown in Whitefish. Columbia Falls has also won four in a row since dropping its season-opener to Hamilton.

In Class AA, both Flathead and Glacier came up on the losing end of close decisions. The Braves (4-2) fell behind league-leading Bozeman (6-0) quickly but rallied to make it interesting in the final quarter, ultimately losing 49-34 to the state’s only undefeated team.

Glacier (1-5) led after three quarters but saw the game slip away in the final 12 minutes, losing 35-28 to Missoula Sentinel (3-3) at Legends Stadium.

The Braves return home Oct. 5 to challenge Missoula Big Sky while the Wolfpack will be on the road to tangle with Great Falls High.

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