Kicker Matt Berg delivers for Montana Tech

They call Matt Berg “Money.”

Saturday on the Bob Green Field, the Montana Tech senior kicker showed why.

Berg, a 2011 Butte High graduate, booted four field goals and an extra point to account for 13 of Tech’s points in the Orediggers’ 19-10 win over Carroll College.

“Matt Berg was just stepping up for us,” Tech quarterback Quinn McQueary said. “We couldn’t punch it in the end zone, but that’s three points, man. They got us our win.”

Berg, who transferred to Tech after one season at the University of Montana following a stellar Butte High career at quarterback and kicker, was nonchalant after the win.

“It’s a great team win,” Berg said. “The last time we beat them was back in 2012, so for us to get this win was big.”

Oredigger coach Chuck Morrell had more to say about his kicker.

“What an unreal day,” Morrell said of Berg. “He had a great day. I’m really impressed by his play, and that’s what we expect from a six-year senior.”

Berg hit on field goals of 39, 46, 24 and 31 yards. The 46-yard boot was a career long for Berg. It made it with several yards to spare.

If the kicker was impressed with his career-best kick, he sure didn’t show it.

“I approach every field goal the same way,” he said. “You never try to kill it or never try to take something off it for a shorter kick. I just keep it the same.”

Berg also credited his teammates. Alec Bray holds on kicks, while Tyler Denney is the long snapper.

“We executed snap, hold, kick every time,” Berg said. “The line did a great job. Denney and Bray, a huge shout out to those guys.” 2 comments

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