Saturday, September 19, 2020

Class A Lewistown topples Bigfork in OT

by Daily Inter Lake
| September 13, 2020 12:00 AM

BIGFORK – Keaton Potter scored his second touchdown of the game in overtime and Class A Lewistown upended Bigfork 22-14 Saturday in a non-conference football game.

The Western B Vikings (2-1) were on the verge of nailing down a third straight victory when they lost a fumble, setting Lewistown up at the Bigfork 31-yard line with 3:41 left in the game.

The Eagles, who had an earlier fourth-quarter drive end on downs at the Bigfork 7, got a 1-yard touchdown run – and the two-point conversion run – from quarterback Seth Norslien with just 1:15 left.

The Eagles got the ball first in overtime and were able to punch in with Potter, who also added the two-point PAT run. Bigfork’s possession ended with an incomplete pass by Cormac Benn from the 4-yard line.

Bigfork outgained Lewistown 336 yards to 283.

Benn ran 29 times for 126 yards and a TD; George Bucklin added a 6-yard scoring run and picked up 79 yards on 10 carries. Quarterback Patrick Wallen rushed for 81 yards.

Potter picked up 123 yards on just 12 carries, including a 38-yard scoring burst. Norslien threw for 121 yards and ran for 54.

Levi Taylor led the Bigfork defense with 11.5 tackles. Isaac Bjorge made 8.5 stops.

Lewistown 0 6 0 8 8 – 22

Bigfork 8 6 0 0 0 – 14

B – George Bucklin 6 run (Bucklin pass from Patrick Wallen)

L – Keaton Potter 38 run (Isaiah Marquart pass from Seth Norslien)

B – Cormac Benn 4 run (pass failed)

L – Norslien 1 run (Norslien run)

L – Potter 1 run (Potter run)

Late Friday

Sentinel tops Flathead

MISSOULA – Camden Sirmon ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more to help Missoula Sentinel to a 45-7 halftime, and the Spartans coasted to the 59-19 AA football win Friday.

Charlie Hinchey fired touchdown passes of 9 and 4 yards to Nic Gustafson for the Braves. Alec Thomas also scored on a 7-yard run for the Braves, who were outgained 470-171.

Sirmon, who split the QB duties with returning starter Dayton Bay, threw for 88 yards and ran for 146 on six carries. His TD runs covered 5 and 75 yards.

Flathead 0 7 6 6 - 19

Sentinel 14 31 14 0 - 59

S - Camden Sirmon 5 run (Camdin Dirnberger kick)

S - Haiden Crews 5 pass from Sirmon (Dirnberger kick)

S - Dirnberger 26 kick

S - Joe Weida 6 pass from Dayton Bay (Dirnberger kick)

S - Jace Klucewich 34 pass from Sirmon (Dirnberger kick)

S - Soren Syvrud 1 run (Dirnberger kick)

F - Nicolas Gustafson 9 pass from Charlie Hinchey (Nolan White kick)

S - Sirmon 75 run (Dirnberger kick)

S - Donovan South 2 run (Dirnberger kick)

S - Syvrud 34 run (Dirnberger kick)

F - Alec Thomas 7 run (kick failed)

F - Gustafson 4 pass from Hinchey (kick failed)

Polson downs Browning

BROWNING – Jarrett Wilson threw for 309 yards and three touchdowns in Polson’s 18-12 win over Northwestern A foe Browning Friday.

The Pirates got a big game with Jony Perez, who had 142 receiving yards and also recovered a fumble and made five tackles for the Pirates. Wilson and Boston Goode intercepted passes for the defense.

JC Steele had 99 receiving yards for Polson.

The scoring plays and quarter scores were not made available.