At St. Ignatius, Mission held the reins in check on the visiting Mustangs while the hosts found the end zone eight times with a half dozen different players.
Two of their tallies came off optimal defensive plays when Troy Matt blocked a punt and Canyon Sargent recovered a fumble.
The game was the first career start for quarterback Kellen McClure.
Head coach Tyler Murray commented, Ennis was the most complete game that we have played so far this season. ... our defense and special teams have been doing a phenomenal job this season. Isaac [Dumontier], Troy [Matt] and Layne [Spidel] ran the ball nicely behind our O-Line that handled Ennis physicality pretty well.
Next up, Mission travels to Arlee this Friday, Oct. 1, for a Western C 8-man football rendition of a cross-county Rez rivalry wrangle.
Coach Murray has no illusions about how formidable an opponent Arlee can be because theyre a team we havent beaten since I have been here. Its a rivalry, its a homecoming game, anything can happen. So we need to take care of business.
Mission 51, Ennis 8
Mission (5-1), Ennis (1-4)
Ennis 0 8 0 0 8
Mission 13 20 18 0 51
MSI Isaac Dumontier 15 run (PAT missed)
MSI Troy Matt 10 BPTD (Jason Moore kick)
EN Brand Ostler 8 run (Ian Swanson pass from Ostler)
MSI T.Matt 2 run (Moore kick)
MSI Charley Adams 15 pass from Kellen McClure (Moore kick)
MSI Jedi Christy 10 pass from McClure (PAT missed)
MSI Layne Spidel 36 run (run failed)
MSI Christy 25 pass from McClure (pass failed)
MSI Canyon Sargent 10 FRTD (PAT missed)
RUSH E44-157 (Talon Fortner 6-39, Daniel Johnson 10-37), MSI 22-138 (Spidel 4-58, Dumontier 4-46, T.Matt 9-38, C.Sargent 3-10, K.McClure 2-(-)14). PASS E6-15-28-1 (Ostler 4-11-26-1), MSI 15-24-170-2 (K.McClure 14-21-160-2, K.Gardipee 1-2-10, Dumontier 0-1). REC E6-28 (Jarrett Jenkens 3-22), MSI 15-170 (J.Christy 6-72, Kolten Gardipee 6-65, C.Adams 1-15, Justin Brown 1-10, John Komotios 1-8). KR Spidel 1-12. PR C.Adams 3-40, Bryce Umphrey 1-7. INT EN (noID, #11 Ian Swanson), MSI (T.Matt). PD MSI 3 (K.Gardipee, Komotios, Joe Stults). BLP Spidel. FF Trance Bird, Spidel. FR MSI (T.Matt, C.Sargent, Boone Gilleard, Hayden Currie). SK Spidel. 3TFL Sargent, Spidel, Currie. TKL/AST (35t40a) T.Bird 8t6a, J.Christy 4t8a, L.Spidel 3t7a, Stults 3t4a, B.Umphrey 2t3a, H.Currie 2t3a, Miles Anderson 2t2a, C.Adams 1t3a, Walker Murphy 2t, Dumontier 2t, C.Sargen 1t2a, Gilleard 1t1a, T.Matt 1t1a, Dustin Mitchell 1t, Komotios 1t, J.Moore 1t. (Fr04Oct19)
BPTD (blocked punt for touchdown), FRTD (fumble recovery for touchdown), PR (punt return), KR (kickoff return), FF (forced fumble), FR (fumble recovery).
Broncs bust Bucs
At Polson, fifth-ranked Frenchtown Bronc gridiron horsepower was raring to go as they galloped past the host Pirates in convincing fashion.
Carryover frustration from a narrow loss to the top tier ranked Bitterroot Broncs of Hamilton the week prior may have played a motivating role behind the efficiency of the top five ranked Broncs attack. Frenchtowns main weapon, track divisional sprints (100,200) champion Jace Klucewich tallied thrice, rushing twice and hauling in another via reception by air.
Pirate defensive highlights included a quartet of fumble recoveries, two each half, and a blocked field goal attempt at the end of the second quarter by Trent Dwelle.
Unfortunately, the Pirates were unable to capitalize upon their manufactured opportunities by the defense.
Coach Kaden Glinsmann commented, Our young men fought hard for one another and showed great effort. The game came down to making plays and early on we let those opportunities slip away.
The Pirates travel to the Bitterroot to fact SWA Stevensville this Friday.
Frenchtown 42, Polson 0
NWA Polson (3-3), SWA Frenchtown (5-1)
Frenchtown 6 15 14 7 42
Polson 0 0 0 0 0
F Jace Klucewich 36 run (pass failed)
F Klucewich 55 run (Hank Rugg kick)
F Aidan Cyr 15 pass from Cade Baker (Klucewich run)
F Tel Arthur 7 run (kick low)
F Klucewich 80 pass from C.Baker (T.Arthur run)
F T.Arthur 37 run (Rugg kick)
RUSH F 31-344 (Klucewich ), P 26-(-)45 (B.Goode 14-(-)30, Kelley 12-(-)15). PASS F 6-13-152 (Cade Baker), P (Kelley 7-25-67-3, R. Wenderoth 0-1) REC F (Klucewich , Cyr), P 7-67 (Jarrett Wilson 2-32, Garrett Croft 2-17, Ryker Wenderoth 2-16, Boston Goode 1-2). BLK T.Dwelle. PD R.Wenderoth 2. FF B.Goode, Abel Kimmel, D.Davis, R.Wenderoth. FR R.Wenderoth 2, Trevor Lake, B.Kelley. TFL Kenton Sisler 2. TKL/AST (15t27a) Dwelle 2t5a, R.Wenderoth 3t2a, K.Sisler 2t3a, Kelley 2t2a, Garrett Croft 1t4a, Braunson Henriksen 1t4a, D.Davis 1t2a, B.Goode 1t1a, Trent Wilson 1t, Brogan Nice 1t, Hunter Pittsley 2a, Tristan Simmons 1a, Taylor Bennett 1a.
BLK (blocked kick), FF (forced fumble), FR (fumble recovery), PD (pass defensed = pass breakup)
Western C 8-man
At Alberton, the visiting Vikings found the Western C second-ranked Mountain Cats had plenty of pounce as the host team clawed their way onto the scoreboard multiple times before Charlo could craft a counter.
Wrangler Gaustad would find Roper Edwards for a short yarder in the end zone, followed by a quarterback keeper conversion to carve into the deficit.
But two more tallies by Clark Fork created a Cat-astrophic chasm that would prove difficult to bridge, although Isaiah Allik would reel in a nineteen yarder as Charlo matched Clark Fork during the third frame.
Charlo will travel to top ten ranked Thompson Falls this Friday where they will face the host Bluehawks during their homecoming.
Clark Fork 52, Charlo 14
Charlo (2-4), Clark Fork (6-0)
Charlo 0 8 6 0 14
Clark Fork 26 14 6 6 52
CF Isaiah Kovalsky 24 pass from Bryan Mask (run failed)
CF Trey Green 24 run (B.Mask run)
CF Kovalsky 19 pass from Mask (run failed)
CF Trey Green 79 run (pass failed)
C Roper Edwards 5 pass from Wrangler Gaustad (W.Gaustad run)
CF Mask 5 run (run failed)
CF Kovalsky 9 pass from Mask (Green run)
C Isaiah Allik 19 pass from W.Gaustad (run failed)
CF Kyler Francis 35 pass from T.Green (run failed)
CF Jake Callaway 26 run (Kovalsky pass from Mask)
RUSH C ( ), CF 38-339 (Green 20-228). PASS C (W.Gaustad ), CF 12-20-119 (Mask 11-19-83). REC C (R.Edwards , I.Allik ), CF 11-129 (Kyler Francis 2-51, Kovalsky 5-51). FR CF (Hewston Coon, Jacob Lapinski). (Fr04Oct19)
Flint Creek 56,
At Philipsburg, the visiting Warrior gridders managed to notch the scoreboard first against one of the top tier teams among Western C 8-man football when Cody Tanner found Noah Coulson for a 21-yard strike.
But thereafter, the host Titans reeled off a string of seven tallies of almost mythological proportion that would shape the outcome.
The Warriors managed to generate a second score during second half action when Colt Crawford rumbled into the end zone from short yardage.
Head coach Chuck Forgey said, Were preparing for homecoming and gearing up to put forward a competitive game.
The Warriors will host the visiting Mission Bulldogs Friday with traditional Homecoming coronation at halftime.
Flint Creek 56, Arlee 12
Arlee (1-5), Flint Creek (4-2)
Arlee 6 0 6 0 12
Flint Creek 26 16 14 0 56
A Noah Coulson 21 pass from Cody Tanner (pass incomplete)
FC Kade Cutler 12 run (run failed)
FC Preston Metesh 43 run (run failed)
FC Daniel Brabender 33 pass from Cutler (pass failed)
FC Kade Cutler 5 run (Preston Metesh run)
FC Brabender 24 pass from Cutler (A.Metesh pass from Cutler)
FC P.Metesh 43 pass from Cutler (Brabender pass from Cutler)
FC Avery Metesh 7 pass from Cutler (A.Metesh pass from Cutler)
A Colt Crawford 3 run (pass incomplete)
FC Avery Metesh 70 kickoff return (run failed)
RUSH A 30-59 (Colt Crawford 11-17), FC 26-195 (K.Cutler 14-96, P.Metesh 9-95) PASS A 9-23-101 (C.Tanner 9-21-101-2, N.Coulson 0-2), FC (Kade Cutler 7-8-123). REC A 9-101 (N.Coulson 6-72, Colt Crawford 2-32), FC 7-123 (Brabender 2-57, P.Metesh 3-52). KR Charley Crawford 4-69, C.Tanner 2-23, Colt Crawford 1-20. (Fr04Oct19) Flint Creek = Drummond-Philipsburg coop. Modified specs courtesy of both team coaching staffs. Cross referencing utilized FC postings on < digiscout >, MaxPreps and Hudl film breakdowns