Mellott has hand in 7 TDs, Bulldogs roll Knights

Mellott has hand in 7 TDs, Bulldogs roll Knights

MISSOULA — Sophomore quarterback Tommy Mellott had a hand in seven touchdowns Thursday night, and Butte High rolled to a 64-12 victory over Missoula Hellgate.

The Bulldogs led 30-0 after the first quarter and 51-0 at halftime.

Mellott passed for six touchdowns and ran for one more as the Bulldogs improved to 1-1 on the season.

Mellott hooked up with Kash Kelly for TDs of 4 and 24 yards. After Corbin Walker scored on a 5-yard run, Kody Keen hauled in a 2-yard strike from Mellott.

Mellott busted free on an 11-yard run to start the second quarter. Then he hit Kaden Hanni on a 10-yard touchdown and Brady Deck for an 8-yard score.

Mellott capped his big night with a 14-yard TD pass to Hanni. Kobe Moreno added a 1-yard touchdown run. Nate Ferguson booted six extra points.

The six touchdown passes ties for No. 2 in school history with Dallas Cook, who passed for six scores in 2013 against Billings Skyview.

Dylan Cook tossed seven TDs against Hellgate in 2014.

Josh Paffhausen threw five TD passes against Hellgate during Butte High’s Class AA state title run in 1991. That record stood until 2013. Dallas Cook three five TDs in a game five times that year.

Butte High will play its home opener next Thursday against Helena Capital.

Butte High                 30        21        7          6 — 64
Missoula Hellgate     0          0          6          6 — 12
First Quarter

Butte — Kash Kelly 4 pass from Tommy Mellott (Mellott run), 9:55
Butte — Kelly 24 pass from Mellott (Kelly pass from Mellott), 5:01
Butte — Corbin Walker 5 run (Nate Ferguson kick), 3:42
Butte — Kody Keene 2 pass from Mellott (Ferguson kick), 2:20
Second Quarter
Butte — Mellott 11 run (Ferguson kick), 10:55
Butte — Kaden Hanni 10 pass from Mellott (Ferguson kick), 8:26
Butte — Brady Deck 8 pass from Mellott (Ferguson kick), 2:58
Third Quarter
Butte — Hanni 14 pass from Mellott (Ferguson kick), 5:43
Hellgate — Kade Lunday 8 pass from Gage Haran (pass), 0:36
Fourth Quarter
Butte — Kobe Moreno 1 run (kick failed), 7:46
Hellgate — Jace DeWalt 23 pass from Haran (pass failed), 2:45

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