Wolfpack Rolls Over Flathead In Crosstown Football

Glacier holds off Braves for 35-14 victory, moves to 10-4 all-time in Crosstown series

By Micah Drew
Jake Rendina of the Glacier Wolfpack outruns the Flathead Braves defense for a touchdown at the annual crosstown football game in Legends Stadium in Kalispell on Oct. 16, 2020. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon

Amid the cold and rain, Jake Rendina rushed for 173 yards and scored four times, pushing Glacier High School over their crosstown rivals as the Wolfpack held off Flathead  35-14 at Legends Stadium on Oct. 16.

The Wolfpack (5-1) capitalized on an early fumble on the second play of the game as JT Allen connected with Casey Peiffer to put the Pack on the board just five minutes into the quarter.

Early in the second quarter, Allen found Rendina from 34 yards out to go up 14-0. Just minutes later, Allen made his own moves, gaining 32 yards and coming up inches short of a TD, which Rendina rectified quickly.

Flathead (0-6) was able to make some gains during the second half, starting with a fumble recovery that led to Alec Thomas running the ball in for the Braves.

Flathead spent most of the fourth quarter slowly marching the ball across the field on an 80-yard drive that lasted nearly nine minutes, and ended with Kaden Henshaw running in a second TD for Flathead.

Glacier’s defense sacked Flathead quarterback Charlie Hinchey four times and held him to 6-for-17 passing and just 60 yards.

Offensively, Allen was 10-for-16 and connected on a pair of touchdown passes to Peiffer, a senior, and star junior Rendina. Rendina has 1,110 rushing yards and 24 scoring runs on the season.

Glacier has won 10 of the 14 all-time Crosstown matchups. Next week, the Pack will face undefeated Missoula Sentinel while Flathead will end their season against Missoula Big Sky.

Glacier leads 10-4

2007: Flathead 49, Glacier 13
2008: Flathead 38, Glacier 28
2009: Glacier 41, Flathead 7
2010: Glacier48, Flathead 35
2011: Glacier 56, Flathead 44
2012: Glacier 55, Flathead 14
2013: Glacier 56, Flathead 7
2014: Glacier 27, Flathead 7
2015: Glacier 41, Flathead 26
2016: Glacier 43, Flathead 6
2017: Flathead 31, Glacier 19
2018: Flathead 28, Glacier 27
2019: Glacier 42, Flathead 0
2020: Glacier 35, Flathead 14

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