Vikings bottle up Copperheads
Lineman Jordan Betts returns the opening kickoff for the Bigfork Vikings against Anaconda in Bigfork on Friday. (Jeremy Weber/Daily Inter Lake)
Vikings running back George Bucklin sprints past Anaconda defensive back Nathan Blodnick on his way to an 80-yard touchdown run in the second quarter in Bigfork on Friday. (Jeremy Weber/Daily Inter Lake)
| October 9, 2021 12:04 AM
BIGFORK — Patrick Wallen threw for four touchdowns, George Bucklin had two long scoring runs and Bigfork made short work of Anaconda Friday, winning 48-0 in Western B football.
Wallen threw just 10 passes for the Vikings (6-0 overall, 3-0 in the Western B), but completed eight for 206 yards.
His scoring passes covered 55 yards to Nick Walker, 4 yards to Isak Epperly, 33 to Joseph Farrier and 45 to Bryce Gilliard.
Bucklin did his damage on just two carries, both going for touchdowns covering 46 and 80 yards. By the end Bigfork owned a 428-99 advantage in total yards, and Wyatt Johnson had taken his one carry 33 yards to the house.
Sophomore quarterback Cory Galle led the Copperheads (0-7, 0-3), completing 15 of 26 passes for 119 yards. Nathan Blodnick caught 14 of those passes for 110 yards.
Jeremiah Venagas led a Viking defense that held Anaconda to minus-20 rushing yards with eight tackles.
Bigfork goes back on the road this coming Friday for a key Western B game with Eureka.
Anaconda 0 0 0 0 - 0
Bigfork 21 14 6 7 - 48
B — Nick Walker 55 pass from Patrick Wallen (Tristan Herd kick)
B — Isak Epperly 4 pass from Wallen (Herd kick)
B — Joseph Farrier 33 pass from Allen (Herd kick)
B — George Bucklin 46 run (Herd kick)
B — Bucklin 80 run (Her kick)
B — Bryce Gilliard 45 pass from Wallen (kick failed)
B — Wyatt Johnson 33 run (Herd kick)