Mission, Charlo score gridiron football triumphs

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MISSION’S TROY Matt runs wih the ball against Charlo Sept. 20. (Photo courtesy Christa Umphrey, Forward Photography)

At Seeley-Swan in a rescheduled match moved to Saturday, the visiting Bulldogs and the host Blackhawks were knotted at a touchdown apiece entering intermission. In the second half, Kolten Gardipee snared his second TD reception of the game, Troy Matt rushed for two tallies and Layne Spidel added some icing to the cake by tackling Owen Mercado in the end zone for a safety.

Head coach Tyler Murray complemented the second half effort.

“Our kids kept fighting throughout the entire game even after a sloppy first half. They have bought into our motto that “Bulldogs Always Fight” and it shows. They play hard and fast on defense and special teams, but we need to clean up our execution on offense.”

The Bulldogs will host the Ennis Mustangs Friday. Ennis won the Western C 8-man 2016 title game against Charlo and has been part of the playoff picture the past pair of seasons.

Mission 29, Seeley-Swan 6

Mission (4-1), Seeley-Swan (3-2)

St. Ignatius 0 6 14 9 – 29

Seeley-Swan 0 6 0 0 – 6

MSI – Kolten Gardipee 12 pass from Isaac Dumontier (run shy)

SS – Owen Mercado 20 run (run shy)

MSI – K.Gardipee 10 pass from Kellen McClure (Jason Moore kick)

MSI – Troy Matt 8 run (J.Moore kick)

MSI – Safety, Layne Spidel SK of Mercado

MSI – T.Matt 12 run (J.Moore kick)

RUSH – MSI 26-196 (T.Matt 16-108, L.Spidel 5-58, Jedi Christy 2-18, Canyon Sargent 1-12, McClure 2-0). PASS – MSI 10-26-60-4 (Dumontier 7-16-47-2, MccClure 3-10-13-2). REC – MSI 10-60 (Gardipee 4-38, Christy 4-15, Charley Adams 2-7).

INT – MSI (T.Matt 1-4), SS (Owen Hoag, Mercado). PD – MSI 6 (Trance Bird 2, T.Matt, Gardipee, John Komotios, Joe Stults). SK – MSI (Layne Spidel 2, T.Bird 2, Hayden Currie 1½, Miles Anderson 1½, Dumontier 1, Christy ½, Boone Gilleard ½). FF – MSI 2 (Dumontier, T.Bird). TFL – MSI 14½ (T.Bird 3½, L.Spidel 3, H.Currie 2, M.Anderson 2, J.Christy, Dumontier, T.Matt, Darwin Adams 1a, B.Gilleard 1a). TKL/AST – MSI 26t44a (T.Bird 6t8a, J.Christy 4t8a, L.Spidel 5t2a, M.Anderson 1t9a, Gardipee 4t, H.Currie 1t5a, Dumontier 3t, T.Matt 1t4a, C.Adams 1t2a, D.Adams 3a, B.Gilleard 2a, Walker Murphy 1a). (Sa28Sep19) FF (forced fumble), PD (pass defensed = pass breakup), SK (sack)


scuttle Pirates

At Charlo, the host Vikings applied a balanced offensive attack to sink the visiting Victor Pirates. Charlo used four rushing touchdowns and another quartet from the air as they dictated the tempo of the game. Isaiah Allik rushed for two scores, while Bridger Foust and Wrangler Gaustad ran in one apiece from double digit distance.

A quartet of different receivers caught passes in the end zone as Roper Edwards, Braydon Zempel, Tucker Love and Keaton Piedalue each tallied. Allik led the team in both tackles as well as tackles for loss.

The Vikings tangle with the Clark Fork Mountain Cats in Alberton-Superior coop territory this Friday.

Western 8-man

Charlo 54, Victor 6

Charlo (2-3), Victor (0-5)

Victor 0 6 0 0 – 6

Charlo 14 18 8 14 – 54

C – Bridger Foust 38 run (W.Gaustad run)

C – Wrangler Gaustad 23 run (run short)

C – Isaiah Allik 6 run (pass incomplete)

C – Roper Edwards 20 pass from W.Gaustad (pass failed)

V – Carson Varner 2 run (run failed)

C – Braydon Zempel 40 pass from W.Gaustad (pass failed)

C – Allik 9 run (W.Gaustad run)

C – Tucker Love 28 pass from W.Gaustad (Levi Gaustad run)

C – Keaton Piedalue 70 pass from Coyle Nagy (run shy)

RUSH – C (W.Gaustad 13-52, Allik 9-51, B.Foust 4-49, Nagy 1-(-)2, T.Love 2-(-)6), Edwards 1-). PASS – C 7-20-201 (W.Gaustad 5-17-103, C.Nagy 1-2-70, 1-1-28). REC – C (Piedalue 1-70, R.Edwards 2-51, Zemplel 1-40, Love 1-28, Allik 2-12). INT – Allik. FF – Allik. TFL – Allik 5, Nathan Clark, B.Zempel, D.Dumont. TKL/AST – Allik 10t1a, B.Foust 7t3a, W.Gaustad 4t2a, C.Nagy 3t4a, N.Clark 3t3a, George Ranney 1t2a, Phil Marquez 1t1a, T.Love 1t1a, B.Tryon 1t1a, Zempel 1t, Dumont 1t, L.Gaustad 1t, J.Stevens 1t, noID 2t. (Fr27Sep19)

Warriors tangled

carving more TDs into the scoreboard than they were able to counter. Arlee tallied in every quarter, even matching Darby stride for stride during the second half. Quarterback Cody Tanner ran for two tallies, while Colt Crawford reeled in a long pass reception as well as rushed for a short yardage plunge, both sixes. Jace Samsel caught a conversion pass to account for the bonus points.

The Warriors have been operating without the full complement of their roster, either on account of injuries or other matters limiting availability. The team should be closer to firing on all cylinders with more players available for action.

Warrior head coach Chuck Forgey commented, “The boys played hard, but we didn’t make enough plays ... We’ll get after it this week and try to get a win.” Arlee faces Flint Creek there.

Western 8-man

Darby 44, Arlee 26

Arlee (1-4), Darby (2-2)

Darby 12 18 6 8 – 44

Arlee 6 6 6 8 – 26

D – Deric Parks 47 pass from Nelson Smith (pass incomplete)

D – Preston Smith 8 pass from N.Smith (run short)

A – Cody Tanner 5 run (pass incomplete)

D – P.Smith 16 pass from N.Smith (run failed)

D – Jordan Anderson 24 pass from N.Smith (pass failed)

D – BLK N.Smith, BPTD Ethan Foss (run failed)

A – Colt Crawford 47 pass from C.Tanner (pass incomplete)

D – Deric Parks 27 pass from N.Smith (run failed)

A – Crawford 2 run (Crawford run)

D – D.Parks 10 pass from N.Smith (Sam Stewart run)

A – C.Tanner 1 run (Jace Samsel pass from C.Tanner)

RUSH – D 27-127 (N.Smith 15-100). PASS – D ( Nelson Smith 15-25-255-2). REC – D 15-255 (Deric Parks 8-150). BP – N.Smith. BPTD – Ethan Foss. (Fr27Sep19)

Expanded stat specs courtesy of Darby & Arlee coaching staffs

BLK (blocked kick), BPTD (blocked punt touchdown)

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