Maroons claim playoff spot

CORVALLIS — Brady Tippett had a hand in five touchdowns Friday as the Butte Central football team earned their way back into the playoffs.

In all, five different Butte Central players scored touchdowns as the Maroons beat Corvallis 50-20 in a Southwestern A victory.

The win puts BC back in the playoffs for sure. The Maroons can still win the conference title with an upset season-ending win over defending Class A State champion Dillon next week in Butte.

Last year, the Maroons saw a 10-year run of playoff appearances come to an end.

The Maroons (3-1 in conference, 4-4 overall) scored in every quarter en route to their third straight win to make sure that didn’t happen again.

Joe Joyce scored on a 3-yard run and then ran in a 2-point conversion as the Maroons took the lead for good at 8-0 early in the first quarter.

Tippett, who scored on runs of 2, 1 and 3 yards, made it 15-0 with his first touchdown and Danny Peoples extra point.

The Blue Devils (0-4, 0-7), though, went down fighting on their Senior Night.

Branden Butt made the Maroons pay for a fumble with a 15-yard run to cut the lead to 15-8 in the second quarter.

Wyatt Kingston scored from a yard out to extend the BC lead to 22-8 at halftime. Tippett’s next two TD runs in the third quarter extended that lead to 36-8.

Butt hit Blake Sylvester for a 22-yard TD pass and Sam Burdette scored on a 7-yard run for the Blue Devils, who were shut out in the first three league games.

In between those scors, Kale Guldseth caught a 6-yard TD pass from Tippett and Dalton Sessions caught a 28-yard TD strike from Tippett. The Sessions TD was the first in varsity play for the sophomore.

Tippett completed 13 of 19 passes for 191 yards. Butt completed 17 of 31 for 262.

Butte Central at Corvallis                                                    October 12, 2012

                                    1st       2nd      3rd      4th       Final

Butte Central              15          7        14        14        50

Corvallis                        0          8          6          6        20

scoring plays

Central                        Joe Joyce 3-yard run               (Dalton Session run for two)  Central 8-0

Central                        Brady Tippett 2-yard run                                PAT                 Central 15-0

Corvallis          Brandon Butt 14-yard run      (Brandon Butt run for two)    Central 15-8

Central                        Wyatt Kingston 14-yard run                           PAT                 Central 22-8

Central                        Joe Joyce 1-yard run                                       PAT                 Central 29-8

Corvallis          Brandon Butte 21-yard pass to Blake Sylvester PAT FAILED 29-14

Central                        Brady Tippett 4-yard run                                PAT                 Central 36-14

Central                        Brady Tippett 6-yard pass to Kale Guldseth  PAT                 Central 43-14

Central                        Brady Tippett 28-yard pass to Dalton Sessions  PAT                        Central 50-13

Corvallis          Sam Burdette 8-yard run                    PAT FAILED             Central 50-20

                          TEAM STATISTICS

                                    Butte Central                         Corvallis

first downs                  16                                            18

rushing                        28-122                                     21-65

passes                          15-22-0                                    19-32-1

pass yards                    183                                          275

total yards                   305                                          340

punts                           3-35.1                                      4-34

fumbles/lost                 2/1                                           1/1

turnovers                     1                                              2

penalties                      6-65                                         6-46

                                    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Butte Central                         rushing           Corvallis

Brady Tippett              11-57   2 TD                Sam Burdette                5-30   1 TD

Joe Joyce                       9-50   2 TD                Brandon Butt              11-25   1 TD

Wyatt Kingston            4-10   1 TD                Tanner Palin                  4-13

Kaemen Richards          2-  8                           Blake Sylvester             1- -3

Dan Peoples                  1- -1

Team                             1- -2


Brady Tippett              15-22-0  183   2 TD    Brandon Butt              18-32-1  268  1 TD


Kale Guldseth             7-71    1 TD                 Tyler Sylvester            3-96

Connor McGree          3-43                             Blake Sylvester           5-94                 1 TD

Wyatt Kingston          2-28                             Brad Letzig                 5-41

Dalton Sessions           1-28    1 TD                 Brady Tuttle                2-30

Chad Peterson             2-13                             Tanner Palin                3-  7


Kaemen Richards        1