A look back at a busy weekend of football here in SW Montana.
Let’s take a few minutes, run the tape back, and look at the football weekend behind us.
It was a ‘feast’ week of football here in the Mining City, with all our local teams playing at home, Butte Central had their Homecoming celebration on Friday night, Butte High was back at home as well Friday, and Montana Tech returned to the turf after a bye-week.
The turf at Bob Green Field wasn’t the place to score a win this weekend, unfortunately. The Maroons welcomed the Defending Class A State Champs, Hamilton Broncs to town Friday night. Hamilton is one of those teams you just can’t afford to make mistakes against, they are too well coached and incredibly disciplined. That said, the Maroons battled. Butte Central held Hamilton to under 300 yards of total offense, falling 42-0. The question moving forward will be the health of Jack Keeley, he went out with an injury in the 2nd Quarter and missed the rest of the game.
Other Southwest A games this weekend:
Butte Central falls to Hamilton 42-0
Frenchtown shuts out Corvallis 38-0
Whitefish takes down Stevensville 33-6
East Helena gets their first varsity win in school history 47-13 over Browning
Southwest A conference Standings
East Helena 1-3
Butte Central 1-3
The finest football facility in the state of Montana, Naranche Stadium, witnessed the only local victory Friday night as the Bulldogs rolled past Flathead 40-0. The Bulldogs racked up nearly 400 yards of offense, and that was nearly split down the middle between passing yards and rushing yards! Trey Hansen had himself a ballgame rushing for nearly 70 yards on 18 carries BUT stomped his way into the end zone 4 times.
Western AA scores from the weekend
Butte High school rolled Kalispell Flathead 40-0
Helena High School with a strong second half to beat Hellgate 42-15
Helena Capital with a powerful 56-7 win over Missoula Big Sky
In a battle of unbeatens Sentinel takes down Kalispell Glacier. 38-31
Western AA Standings- conf. overall
Missoula Sentinel 2-0 4-0
Helena Capital 2-0 4-0
Helena High School 2-0 3-1
Glacier 1-1 3-1
Butte High School 1-1 2-2
Misoula Hellgate 0-2 1-3
Flathead 0-2 1-3
Missoula Big Sky 0-2 1-3
Now let us turn our attention to the always crazy Frontier Conference. We had two undefeated teams entering the weekend, and that number has been trimmed to one, as Montana Tech was handed their first loss of the young season in a 28-20 loss to Rocky Mountain College. The Diggs entered the weekend as a team that hadn’t turned the ball over yet, and unfortunately, that dam broke in a big way. Montana Tech finished with Five turnovers Saturday, the first three all ending in Touchdowns for Rocky. This was a great defensive battle, and an absolute brawl in the trenches, I'm already looking forward to their next meeting in Billings later this year.
Remaining Frontier Conference games.
College of Idaho stays undefeated with a win over Southern Oregon 42-24
Carroll takes down EOU with a last-second field goal 25-23