Clarification on Bulldog football records

Clarification on Bulldog football records

When Butte High running back Christian Vetter scored five touchdowns in a Missoula blizzard Friday night, he ran into the school record books.

However, based on several questions to Butte Sports, there has been some confusion over which record book.

Vetter’s five touchdowns against Missoula Hellgate puts him in the top 10 in school history in rushing touchdowns. Dallas Cook (2013), Jim Bertoglio (1923) and John Herzog (1954) share the record with six touchdowns in a game.

Vetter is tied with Zach Bunney (2012), Jim Freshmenh (1914) and Heath McCloskey (2005) with five scores in a game.

Dylan Cook holds the record with seven touchdown passes thrown in a single game. That record-breaking performance came against Missoula Hellgate in 2014. Tommy Mellott (2017) and Dallas Cook (2013) are tied with six.

A Butte High quarterback has tossed five TDs in a game eight times, including Josh Paffhausen against Missoula Hellgate in the 1991 Class AA state championship game.

A.J. Leyba set Butte High’s record for most receiving touchdowns in a game with four against Billings Senior. Dalton Daum caught three TDs in a game four times in 20013 and 2014. William Brennan did it in 1921.

Vetter also began the 10th Bulldog to run for at least 200 yards in a game. His 203 yards rank No. 8 on Butte High’s all-time list. Jay LeProwse holds Butte High’s record with 371 yards against Billings Senior in 1997.

Vetter is not the only current Bulldog to make an appearance in the record book. Senior defensive end Aidan Lee has moved to No. 4 on Butte High’s career sacks list with 12. Lee, who has four and a half sacks this season, is a half sack behind Tyler Earls on the list.

Brian LaFond sits atop the Bulldog sack list with 16 from 2014 through 2016. Cole Tripp registered 13 from 2008 through 2009.

With his 64 total tackles this year, senior safety Tanner Huff has moved into ninth place on Butte High’s all-time tackle list at 131. Dennis Casagranda (2009-11) is the all-time leader with 211.

Junior kicker Casey Kautzman entered the season as Butte High’s career leader in extra points. His 22 PATs this season give him 100 on his career. No. 2 on the list is Matt Berg (2008-10) with 77.

Click the links below to see Butte High’s football records. They were originally compiled by the late Pat Kearney and updated by Bulldog coaches.

Butte High passing records

Butte High receiving records

Butte High rushing records

Butte High scoring records

Butte High total offense records

Butte High defensive records

Butte High kicking records

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