Andersen, Beavers roll past Rams in quarterfinal

DILLON — A muddy Vigilante Field didn’t slow down Troy Andersen and the Dillon Beavers Saturday afternoon.

Andersen, Dillon’s junior quarterback, had a hand in five touchdowns as the two-time defending Class A State champion Beavers rolled to a 32-7 win over Billings Central in the quarterfinals of the Class A playoffs.

The Beavers (9-0) will play host to Havre, which beat Columbia Falls 47-13, in next week’s semifinals. If the Beavers get past that game, they will host the title game on Nov. 21.

Andersen scored on a pair of 1-yard runs. He also broke free for a 68-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

The quarterback hit Nate Simkins for a 17-yard touchdown in the second quarter. That score put the Beavers on top for good at 12-7. Andersen also found Payton Lafrentz for a 55-yard score.

Michael Stanton hit Jacob Hadley for a 22-yard strike that put the Rams on top 7-6 in the second quarter.

It was all Andersen and the Beavers after that, as Andersen ran for 183 yards and passed for 186 yards in the win.

Billings Central         0          7          0          0 7
Dillon                           6          6          14        6
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First Quarter

Dillon — Troy Andersen 1 run (kick failed)
Second Quarter
BC — Jacob Hadley 22 pass from Michael Stanton (Josh Kraft kick)
Dillon — Nate Simkins 17 pass from Andersen (pass failed)
Third Quarter
Dillon — Andersen 68 run (Payton Lafrentz kick)
Dillon — Lafrentz 55 pass from Andersen (Lafrentz kick)
Fourth Quarter
Dillon — Andersen 1 run (kick failed)



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