Saints win third straight, Raiders wrap up Frontier

Saints win third straight, Raiders wrap up Frontier

On a day when Southern Oregon secured the Frontier Conference title and an NAIA playoff berth, Carroll College won its third straight game Saturday.

Carroll College knocked off Montana Western 24-15 at Nelson Stadium.

Southern went to Havre to beat MSU-Northern 38-17, while Eastern Oregon upset Rocky Mountain College 21-17 in Billings.

Next week, Rocky heads to Western, Northern plays at the College of Idaho, Carroll travels to Eastern Oregon and Southern Oregon plays at Montana Tech.

Those games will likely close the season for every Frontier team but Southern Oregon. Tech is the only other team with a shot at a playoff berth, though that is unlikely.

Carroll College 24, Montana Western 15
HELENA — Major Ali ran for 175 yards and a touchdown to lead the Saints to the win. He did his damage on 27 carries. Stats

Eric Dawson added a touchdown on the ground, while Reese Hiibel hit Shane Sipes for a score.

Hunter Thompson scored Western’s lone touchdown. Bennett Gibson completed 19 of 31 passes for 260 yards. He was picked off once.

Southern Oregon 38, MSU-Northern 17
HAVRE — Rey Vega’s 173 yards and two touchdowns led the Raiders to the win at Blue Pony Stadium. Stats

Wyatt Hutchinson threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Jason Shelly in the win. Tanner Trosin completed 16 of 26 passes for 276 yards.

Northern’s Tommy Wilson hit Beau Wilhelm for a 5-yard touchdown pass. Butte High grad Dylan Cook added a 2-yard run.

Eastern Oregon 21, Rocky Mountain College 17
BILLINGS — Kai Quinn hit Brenden Kelly for a 17-yard go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter, and the Mountaineers held on for the win. Stats

Victor Dias ran for 104 yards and a score for the Raiders. Quinn, who passed for 203 yards, also found Calvin Connors for a TD.

Rocky freshman Drew Korf passed for 259 yards and a score. His TD went to Lucas Overton.

The Bears also got a defensive touchdown.

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