Football Roundup: Mission mows down Plains

by John Heglie, special for the Leader
| October 12, 2020 12:10 AM

At Plains, the visiting Mission Bulldog gridders hobbled the Horsemen with a balanced rushing and passing attack. Bryce Umphrey rumbled to two tallies, John Komotios caught a pair of scoring receptions, Layne Spidel ran one in for a score and Dustin Mitchell caught a short-yarder for a touchdown.

Defensive highlights included pressure applied by Charley Adams that forced an intentional grounding safety, while Javon Bolen plucked a pick-6.

Bulldog sophomore quarterback Kellen McClure has thrown almost two dozen touchdown passes this season with over a hundred completions for just under 1,500 yards.

The backfield has been evenly distributed with the trio of Layne Spidel, Charley Adams and Javon Bolen all closing in on the 200-yard threshold. The receiving corps features Komotios, Sargent, Umphrey, Zoran LaFrombois and Adams.

The scheduled matchup between the Bulldogs and Troy Trojans for this Friday has been cancelled due to a rash of injuries for Troy.

Mission 52, Plains 6

Mission (4-3), Plains (2-3)

Mission 12 - 26 - 14 - 0 – 52

Plains 0 - 0 - 0 - 6 – 6

MSI – Bryce Umphrey 1 run (pass failed)

MSI – Layne Spidel 13 run (pass failed)

MSI – B.Umphrey 20 run (Canyon Sargent pass from McClure)*

MSI – *John Komotios 3 pass from Kellen McClure (Komotios pass from McClure)

MSI – safety, ING

MSI – *Komotios 30 pass from K.McClure (L.Spidel run)

MSI – *Dustin Mitchell 4 pass from K.McClure (pass failed)

MSI – Javon Bolen 57 INT return (Cedric McDonald pass from McClure)

PLA – Garth Parker 9 pass from Tristan Subatch (run failed)

RUSH – MSI 13-152 (B.Umphrey 5-70, L.Spidel 4-61, J.Bolen 2-14, C.Sargent 2-7) PASS – MSI 8-17-138 (K. McClure 7-12-138-0, C.Sargent 1-5-0) RECEIVE – MSI 8-138 (C.Sargent 1-53, B.Umphrey 2-46, J.Komotios 2-33, Dustin Mitchell 1-4, Zoran LaFrombois 2-2). HRY – MSI(Charley Adams).

Warriors fall to Clark Fork

At Arlee, the visiting Mountain Cats of the Clark Fork co-op struck first with a pair of first-quarter scores. But the host Warriors were able to counter with a midfield breakaway run by Colt Crawford and a short range plunge by Noah Coulson early in the second frame to pull within two at 16-14.

The Warriors had a couple of opportunities knocking at the door of the red zone, but couldn't capitalize. Highlights included interceptions by Kendall O'Neill and Colt Crawford, who also rushed for over 100 yards.

The Warriors are slated to travel to Seeley-Swan (2-4) this Friday. The game is anticipated to feature a backfield battle between the Warrior ground game and Seeley's Eric Lorentz, who has rushed for over 500 yards this season.

Clark Fork 50, Arlee 14

Arlee (2-5), Clark Fork (5-2)

Clark Fork 16 - 14 - 14 - 6 – 50

Arlee 6 - 8 - 0 - 0 – 14

CF – Jake Calloway 13 pass from Bryan Mask (Haskins pass from Mask)

CF – Orion Plakke 5 pass from Mask (Milender run)

A — Colt Crawford 41 run (pass failed)

A — Noah Coulson 1 run (Co.Crawford run)

CF – Decker Milender 49 run (Haskins pass from Mask)

CF – Danner Haskins 1 pass from Mask (pass failed)

CF – Mask 3 run (pass failed)

CF – Milender 21 run (Milender run)

CF – Milender 49 run (pass failed)

RUSH – A(183y). RECEIVE – A(113y). INT – A3(Kendall O'Neill 2, Colt Crawford).

Chiefs crumble late against Frenchtown

At Ronan, the host Chiefs (2-5) played a close contest against the visiting Broncs (5-2), with the game entering the fourth quarter all locked up.

Chiefs signal-caller Daniel Kelsch connected with Trapper McAllister for a long bomb before halftime, then scored on a quarterback keeper after intermission. Bruin Largent's conversion run knotted the contest at 14 apiece. Ronan's defense successfully repelled Frenchtown incursions during the third quarter.

But Frenchtown’s offensive horsepower took over with three tallies in the final frame.

The Chiefs are slated to visit the top 5 Dillon Beavers (5-1) on Friday. Their only loss thus far has been to top-ranked Hamilton.

Frenchtown 34, Ronan 14

Frenchtown 0 14 0 20 – 34

Ronan 0 6 8 0 – 14

F – Tel Arthur 6 run (Brandon Finley kick)

R – Trapper McAllister 74 pass from Daniel Kelsch (pass failed)

F – Peyton Hicks 19 run (Finley kick)

R– Kelsch 1 run (Bruin Largent run)

F – Devin Shelton 19 pass from Wyatt Hayes (Finley kick)

F – Hicks 15 run (Finley kick)

F – Finley 56 pass from Hayes (kick failed)

RUSH – F40-229 (Arthur 17-129, Hicks 18-106), R36-101 (D.Kelsch 20-45, B.Largent 11-23, Daniel Bishop 3-17, T.McAllister 2-16). PASS – F(W.Hayes 10-20-207-1 ), R16-35-266-5 (D.Kelsch 15-33-229-5, D.Bishop 1-2-37). RECEIVE – F10-205 (Finley 5-154), R16-266 (T.McAllister 8-130, D.Bishop 1-39, B.Largent 4-38, Caleb Cheff 1-37, Girma Detwiler 2-22).