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Prep football: Whitefish, Polson and Bigfork roll

by Daily Inter Lake
| September 23, 2022 11:27 PM

WHITEFISH — Fynn Ridgeway threw three touchdown passes, Ty Schwaiger ran for two scores and the Whitefish Bulldogs shut out East Helena 35-0 in Western A football Friday.

Ridgeway was 10 of 14 passing for 194 yards. He found Mason Kelch for touchdowns covering 33 and 7 yards, and hit Clayton Godsey for 45 yards and another score.

Ridgeway was also the team’s leading rusher with 73 yards on five carries. Schwaiger ran seven times for 56 yards, including a 44-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

Godsey had 98 receiving yards and Kelch, 66. Each caught three passes for the Bulldogs, now 4-1 overall and in league games.

Carson Krack picked off a pass for the Bulldog defense.

East Helena fell to 1-4.

E. Helena 0 0 0 0 - 0

Whitefish 7 21 7 0 - 35

W — Ty Schwaiger 44 run (Ryder Barinowski kick)

W — Mason Kelch 33 pass from Fynn Ridgeway (Barinowski kick)

W — Clayton Godsey 45 pass from Ridgeway (Barinowski kick)

W — Schwaiger 1 run (Barinowski kick)

W — Kelch 7 pass from Ridgeway (Barinowski kick)


Polson 49, Libby 0

POLSON — Jarrett Wilson threw for 365 yards and six touchdowns for the Polson Pirates, who won their Homecoming game in emphatic fashion.

Wilson completed 26 of 35 passes and also added a short scoring run for the Pirates (5-0).

He found Trent Wilson with scoring passes covering 20 and 8 yards; he had seven catches for 113 yards. Brock Henriksen caught TD passes of 33 and 30 yards.

Tyler Wenderoth, who had eight catches for 98 yards, and Dawson Dumont also scored through the air for Polson, which outgained the Loggers (2-3) 474-69.

Keene Jaren had a game-high 52 yards on seven carries for the Pirates.

Libby 0 0 0 0 - 0

Polson 20 22 7 0 - 49

P — Trent Wilson 20 pass from Jarrett Wilson (kick failed)

P — Dawson Dumont 33 pass from JWilson (Tia Mercer kick)

P — T.Wilson 8 pass from J.Wilson (Mercer kick)

P — Brock Henriksen 13 pass from J.Wilson (pass)

P — Tyler Wenderoth 15 pass from J. Wilson (Mercer kick)

P — J. Wilson 1 run (Mercer kick)

P — Henriksen 30 pass from J.Wilson (Mercer kick)

Bigfork 65, Thompson Falls 6

THOMPSON FALLS — Joseph Farrier ran for two touchdowns, caught a 67-yard pass for another and Bigfork ran away from Thompson Falls in a Western B game.

Farrier gained 92 yards on just five carries; his scoring reception was one of two thrown by Viking quarterback Tristen Herd.

Nick Walker had six carries for 102 yards for the Vikings (4-0, 1-0 in league), including an 84-yard scoring burst. He also caught a 5-yard pass from Wyatt Johnson. Johnson, meanwhile, had TD runs of 26 and 8 yards.

Herd completed 4 of 5 passes for 110 yards. Jackson Nelson added a touchdown rushing and Elijah Thorness had a TD reception. Manny Baldi had six tackles, including a safety in the first quarter, to lead the Bigfork defense. Malachi Comly had an interception.

Bryson LeCoure was 9 of 17 passing for 145 yards for the Bluehawks, the defending State 8-man champions who are in their first year back up in Class B. LeCoure hit Braxton Dorscher with a 23-yard touchdown pass for Thompson Falls (0-5, 0-1), which was out-gained 386-196.

The Bluehawk defense got eight tackles for Gabriel Hutton.

Bigfork 30 14 7 14 - 65

T. Falls 6 0 0 0 - 6

B — Safety, Manny Baldi tackles ball carrier in end zone

B — Jackson Nelson 3 run (Tristen Herd kick)

B — Joseph Farrier 13 run (Herd kick)

B — Wyatt Johnson 8 run (Herd kick)

TF — Braxton Dorscher 23 pass from Bryson LeCoure (run failed)

B — Farrier 67 pass from Herd (Herd kick)

B —Farrier 37 run (Herd kick)

B — Elijah Thorness 5 pass from Herd (Herd kick)

B — Nick Walker 84 run (Herd kick)

B — Walker 5 pass from Johnson (Herd kick)

B — Johnson 26 run (Herd kick)

Florence 48, Eureka 15

EUREKA — Florence quarterback Patrick Duchien threw five touchdown passes — all in the first half — to lead the Falcons to the Western B win.

Duchien was 16 of 19 passing for 306 yards and Florence. The defending State B champions, led 48-7 at halftime and impvoed to 4-1 overall, and 1-0 in league.

Tyler Abbott scored on passes of 23, 63 and 32 yards and finished with six catches for 170 yards. Brodie Hinsdale and Isaac Bates also caught TD passes, and Colten Rice added scoring runs of 41 and 10 yards for the Falcons. Rice had nine carries for 57 yards.

For Eureka (3-2, 0-1), Haiden Johnson picked up 150 rushing yards on 16 carries. He scored both of the Lions’ TDs, on runs of 74 and 7 yards.

Tristan Butts threw for 55 yards for Eureka, completing 6 of 14 passes. He was intercepted twice.

Florence 21 27 0 0 - 48

Eureka 7 0 0 8 - 15

F — Colten Rice 41 run (Cole Fowler kick)

F — Rice 10 run (Fowler kick)

F — Brodie Hinsdale 8 pass from Patrick Duchien (Fowler kick)

E — Haiden Johnson 74 run (Ruben Martinez kick)

F — Isaac Bates 35 pass from Duchien (Fowler kick)

F — Tyler Abbott 23 pass from Duchien (kick failed)

F — Abbott 63 pass from Duchien (Fowler kick)

F — Abbott 32 pass from Duchien (Fowler kick)

E — Johnson 7 run (Tyson Brouillette pass from Tristan Butts)

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