Central Montana Sports Round-Up With Baker Bob
Week One, In The Books
The AA football season started off with a bang on Friday evening, but not everything went according to tradition or the polls. The fighting Morrises made their presence known in the AA as CMR blanked the Kalispell Braves, 33-0.
CMR Remembers One Of Their Own
The evening began on a very somber note as the players, coaches and fans all stood to honor the passing of Karl Tucker, a great and memorable CMR athlete.
After the helmets were strapped on, it was all Rustlers as they quickly rose to the occasion on defense, the front, three of their 3-4 defense was a force, and they dominated the line of scrimmage. The offenses showed some quality plays as the game progressed. Coach Mac and I were most impressed with the play of the sophomores that started and substituted throughout the contest.
This Week In AA
This week's opponent is Missoula Big Sky. That game is at 7pm in Missoula. The Eagles throttled the Belgrade Panthers, 31-7 in Belgrade. More on them before kick-off on Friday.
The Great Falls High Bison, on the other hand, could not have drawn a bigger bully to face off against to start their season. The Bison have never been or will ever be a cupcake team or a doormat in the AA, but Coach Cheetah knows they have plenty to work on before their home opener this Friday at Memorial Stadium. After Friday's 44 to nothing showing, the Bison Blue Nation will be hungry to show off their skill against Missoula Hellgate. You can catch all the action for the Bison game on 99.9 Big Sky Sports or on the Big Sky Sports app. Kick-off 7pm.
Billings' Senior Broncs got the best of the knights as they travelled to Billings and went home on the wrong nd of a 44 to 15 beat down.
A couple of quick notes;
Billings West was supposed to beat Butte High, but no one explained that to the Bulldogs. Butte wins 21-17. Last year's champion, Capital Bruins, goes down to defeat in Helena to the Raptors final score, Gallatin 28, Bruins 14.
Author, Bob McNamee