Butte boys are staying home, Stenson and Tierney sign with Tech

Two more Butte boys are staying home to play football for another 4 years, Bulldog teammates Zach Tierney and Jace Stenson will be joining forces on the gridiron at Montana Tech.

Both Jace and Zach signed their letter of intent today, joined by close family members at the Ross J. Richardson Memorial Gym Thursday afternoon.

Stenson who played quarter back for the Bulldogs the past two seasons and earned All-State Honors his senior season said “I am really excited that I get to stay home and play football for another four years. I get to stay home and go play football I’ve always dreamt of this and always planned on going to Tech.”

Stenson said he will play anywhere Tech asks him to play and is truly excited to get started, but looks forward to finishing basketball strong, then track, and of course defending their state title on the baseball diamond.

Stenson finished his senior campaign with 11 games played he had 2,649 passing yards, 25 touchdowns, and a and 92.4 QB rating. He also recorded 24 tackles his junior year on the defensive side of the ball.

Butte High quarterback Jace Stenson follows the block of offensive lineman Wyatt Mullaney (65) Nov 5 at Naranche Stadium. (Bill Foley photo)

Zach Tierney who earned first team All-State his senior season and was also honored as a D lineman signed his letter of intent and expressed how excited he is to play college football with his good friend Jace. “I want to play O-line or maybe even some fullback, but I’ll play anywhere they need me to.” I’m excited to play with Jace, he is my boy and I look forward to another 4 years with him.”

Zach also said he is excited to play baseball under the new program for high school and for legion. He said, “I want to play for a baseball state championship in high school and go defend our title in Legion.”

Zach finished his senior season with 2 sacks, 30 solo tackles and 42 total tackles, 1 fumble recovery, 12 assisted tackles, 4 tackles for loss and averaged 3.8 tackles per game. He also notched 2 rushing touchdowns on offense.

Zach Tierney of Butte High looks to get a block on Capital’s Tucker Zanto Oct. 2 in Butte. (Butte Sports file photo)

Tech is getting two great young men that will help grow their ever-evolving football team and hope to be a part of something special going forward. Jace Stenson, Cameron Gurnsey, and Zach Tirney will all get one more chance to play together again this June in the Montana East VS West Shrine game.

Jace and Zach will each get to have their numbers from high school as Jace will have number 2 and Zach will have 69.