4th Grade Week 2
Thriftway Colts VS. Glacier Bank/CCCS Falcons
Colts 0 Falcons 12
It was a rainy Tuesday night in the Mining City and the Thriftway Colts came back to earth after a stellar week 1 performance. The Falcons gave the Colts everything they could handle both offensively and defensively Tuesday night.
The Offense was a little lackluster in the rainy conditions and was led by Colt “The Missile” Dinius who hauled in a great reception after snagging a game changing interception to keep the Colts within striking distance on the final snaps of the game.
Colt was also backed on defense by Max “The Professor” Conlan who made a Touchdown saving tackle to start the second half that led to a goal one stand, again led by Caliber “Don’t Break My” Hart.
One week after losing on the last play of the game, the Falcon’s defense showed massive improvement and heart with a shutout performance. The defense allowed little room to move the ball and swarm tackled play after play. Noah Bumgarner showed incredible athleticism and fire at the defensive end position getting several tackles for loss and making the opposing quarterback uncomfortable all game. Lincoln Christian provided incredible push in the middle of the defense and allowed no space to run between the tackles. Pacee Klimple was flying around all game and was involved in several tackles from the safety position. Coy Carpenter and Lucas Benjami again provided no open options by playing flawless cornerback.
On offense, 6 different Falcons carried the ball accounting for several goal line visits. Cole O’Connor scored 2 touchdowns for the Falcons. Bridger Grant provided a spark for the offense with a 15 yard run. Maverick White had 2 carries showing great vision each time. The running backs would not have had the space without the fantastic blocking of the offensive line. Charlie Cox did a fantastic job of opening holes and blocking downfield for the runners. Kolton Knutsen was again a force with the ball in his hands showing both explosiveness and speed with the ball in his hands.
Harrington Pepsi Patriots VS. Universal Athletic/Game-one Commanders
Patriots – 19 Commanders – 16
The Commanders held the Patriots, on fourth down twice for a turnover, with key tackles from Branlyn Renz, Jake Janecke and Wyatt Edelen. The Commanders went ahead with a run by Ridge Bauer from the 15. With one play left in the second half, the Commanders gave up a go ahead TD to the Patriots on the resulting kickoff. Our bigs up front; Cameron Klappan, Rayden Wonnacott, and Braydon Regan showed grit and toughness in a close loss. Knox Cramer was 2/2 on point after kicks.
The Patriots defense was led by standout middle linebacker Dustin Watts, who was the star of the show registering multiple tackles for loss and pursing opponents all over the field. The Patriots coaches were so impressed by his performance this week, quoting: “ I don’t know where this kid came from this week. He was everywhere ; simply a beast and really made a huge difference in this game!” The Patriots practiced really hard preparing for this game, and it definitely showed. Defensive Back, Reese Lyndes.
applied strong pressure on the quarterback and running backs from the outside while Cooper Kahtani and Marcus Gleason did so on the Defensive End positions helping to stop the run. Landon Wrampe scooped up yet another fumble this week and had some great tackles while Bridger Smyth registered 3 sacks and multiple tackles for loss. The defensive line was very impressive this week, not allowing any runs up the middle. Jack Panisko covered deep from the safety position and did a great job pursuing runs and containing the outside, preventing large gains.
The Patriots offense was led by QB Hunter Snyder, scampering for a nice TD run on the outside, while running backs Lucas Coyne, Bently DeTonancour and JJ Hardy all gained nice yardage on the ground. The three RB’s provided great blocking for each other on multiple occasions as well. Lucas Coyne moved around to different positions including Tight End and got open a few times, but the tough Commander defense was able to pressure the QB on those plays preventing the Patriots from gaining any yards through the air. Jacobie Grunhuvd and Lincoln West provided solid blocking on the edge of the line helping the team get some space to run on the outside.
The real excitement came at the end of the game after giving up a hard fought touchdown to the Commanders. With only one play remaining, the aggressive Commanders kicked off to the Patriots. JJ Hardy got some vital blocks from Bently DeTonancour, Bridger Smyth and Marcus Gleason, and went straight to “Ludacris speed” down the sideline scoring the winning touchdown for the Patriots. Coach Smyth stated “I couldn’t be more proud of the team. They could have rolled over and just gave up after the Commanders got that touchdown. Instead they rose to the occasion and proved they would not quit until the final whistle. It is not very common at this age to see a team refuse to give up like that. Everyone contributed today and that is why we got the win.”
5th grade Week 2
McQueen Athletic Club Vikings VS. First Citizens Cowboys
Vikings 22- Cowboys 0
The Vikings Offense was lead by strong O-Line play of Leland “The Bull” Ballensky, Hudson “Mad Dog” Summers, and Drayk “Last name Ever, first name Greatest.” Dallaserra. The o-line lead the way for three long TD runs – 2 by Bridger Stearns and 1 by Cruz Kissell. Jayke “Big Bird” Leprowse played amazing as The field general running and throwing passes. He ran in two extra points.
The purple people eater defense again was very stiff and gang tackled all over the field. It was a total team effort. The “Bash Brothers” Charle and Chaz Montoya put out a solid effort.
Brody Fitzpatrick and Brendan Rohan played hard, great blocking, William Hoar, Kolton Johnson, and Matthew Rawson played great defense. Overall a great team effort by the Cowboys getting better every week.
Buffalo Wild Wings Steelers VS. Newland and Company Bears
Steelers lose 20-38 vs. Bears
Keaton Hislop #8 had 30 yds rushing with 1 touchdown and 30 yards receiving with 1 touchdown. Parker Klimple #2 Had 20 yards rushing and 1 touchdown. Logan Bush #6 with 11 tackles and 20 yards rushing and 30 yards on kick return. William Stockwell #15 was a menace in the backfield all day with lots of tackles from the DT position. Charlie Gillespie #7 was 1-3 on PATs and a driving force on the O-Line.
The Bears were led by their offensive line and the dynamic rushing duo of Kaden Nichols and Joe Rich. Nichols lead the day with two rushing touchdowns, and also showed off his speed with a kick off return for another score. Joe Rich added another rushing score and also intercepted a late pass to seal the game for the Bears. The Bears defense was stifling in the second half as they did not allow a score. Lead by Gabriel Hergott’s ten team leading tackles and two crucial late fourth down stops by defensive tackle Trey Cabrera. It was a great team win for the Bears who seemed to really come together as a team in the second half, as they put up 24 unanswered points.
6th Grade week 2
Lisac’s Tire Raiders VS. Pioneer Technical Packers
Score: Raiders 30 – Packers 8
The Packers offense struggled to get anything going, they did have nice runs for first downs from Landon Day-Purcell, Brock Kelly, and Walker Frevert. There running lanes were opened by lineman Cameron Breitzman, Kenny DeShazo, Kadin Liva, Ethan Marshall, and Tucker Allmendinger. Center Teddy Mayne deserves special recognition for flawless snaps despite the poor weather. Special teams shined for the second week with Colbey Doyle returning a kick-off for a touchdown, he also converted the 2-pt kick. Defensive leaders for the Packers were Landon Thomas, Payne Mills, Weston Klima, and Landon Day-Purcell who all had multiple tackles.
Hugh O’Brien had a fantastic game. He was running the ball hard breaking multiple tackles for a pair of touchdowns. Grady Boyer had a great game from the D-line making multiple stops and forcing and recovering a fumble near the goal line. Aidan McPartland had a heck of a game on defense being in on multiple tackles and playing great in pass coverage. Carson Ralph had a great game from the Center position commanding the line and clearing up holes to run through. Henly Mansanti had a great game on defense having an interception, and was laying boom all game long constantly drawing ohhh’s from the crowd after his powerful hits
Casagranda’s Seahawks VS. 5518 Designs Rams
Seahawks 16-Rams 6
The Rams battled hard and controlled the ball most of the game but came up short in the second half. Jaghar Laursen and Braden Donnelly split time at center and battled on the line the entire game. Jonah Miller made this his little guy debut and was a FORCE – Rams fans should expect big things from Jonah the rest of the season. Kanye Chopper and Renzy LeProwse were all over the ball and placed great on defense.
The Seahawk defeated he Rams in a hard fought game. The Seahawk defense was was lead by strong performances from Brayden Olsen, Teague Barsness, and Harlas Hicks. The offense was lead by the strong blocking of Blaine Trainor, KR Nielsen, and Joseph Hiltunen. Copper Carter had a hot streak going 2/2 on extra points.
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