Central Montana Sports Round-Up With Baker Bob
Week #2 Class AA Football
Great Falls High Bison
The Great Falls High Bison know how to make believers out of the Bison faithful, just win games. They did just that in front of the home fans on Friday evening with a 42 nothing drubbing of Missoula Hellgate. Any game in AA that ends with a defense pitching a shutout is rare. The defense looked solid from the line penetration to the quick reads by the linebackers to the blanket D of the pass defense. Then, for the offense to force a running clock is a great feeling, so let's all forget, not remember, never speak of, that first game at the school up north as the Bison coaches said, "Let's learn from it and move on."
The dynamic duo in the backfield of Isayah Brown and Ryder English put up over 230 yards on the ground. English added more yardage through the air. Riley Collette at quarterback accounted for three touchdowns, also. With nonconference games done, it's down to business as the Bison will travel to Belgrade to battle the Panthers who come in at 0 and 2.
I'll have a preview of that game before kick-off Friday.
In week one, the CMR Rustlers looked like world beaters with a big home win to open the campaign. They had pressed the easy button, no problem! Let's go beat the Eagles! Missoula Big Sky had other ideas as they shut down the CMR offense and took the early lead. CMR quarterback, Caleb Taylor, and receiver, River Wasson, with some top 10 highlights, tied the Eagles before the half. It all went the way of CMR in the second half as the Rustlers used stout defense, timely special teams play and another Wasson TD, a Kayden Clement break-away and Taylor to Hoiland TD upped the score and proved to be too many weapons. Big Sky could not keep up with the Rustlers. Final score, CMR 36 Eagles 21.
Written by Bob McNamee.