Football roundup: Pirates spoil homecoming for Chiefs
Polson Pirate Tia Mercer kicks another PAT through the uprights. (Marla Hall/Lake County Leader)
Polson Pirate Tyler Wenderoth races for a first down. (Marla Hall/Lake County Leader)
Mission Bulldog quarterback Kellen McClure finds some running room. (Rob Zolman/ Lake County Leader)
Mission Bulldog Canyon Sargent catches a long Kellen McClure pass for a first quarter touchdown. (Rob Zolman/ Lake County Leader)
Sports Reporter | September 19, 2022 12:00 AM
RONAN – The Polson Pirates ruined the Ronan Chiefs’ homecoming Friday night with a 47-12 win.
"I thought Coach Detweiler and his staff had their guys fired up and ready to go,” said Polson Pirate head coach Kaden Glinsmann. “They really played hard."
Pirate quarterback Jarrett Wilson threw for 239 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Pirates to their fourth consecutive win on the season. Wilson also ran 10 times for 46 yards and four touchdowns.
On the night for the Pirates, senior kicker Tia Mercer split the uprights five times moving her overall season PAT total to 23-of-27 according to online stats service Hudl.
"I think one of our bright spots this year is Tia Mercer,” noted Glinsmann. “She's done a great job of being coachable and a great teammate. Besides Jarrett, she'll be a top leader in scoring on our team and we're all so proud of her."
Pirate running back Keyen Nash rushed for 100 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown, while Owen McElwee led all wide receivers with 90 yards on two catches and a touchdown.
Polson 14 20 13 0 - 47
Ronan 0 6 0 6 - 12
P — Jarrett Wilson 1 run (Tia Mercer kick)
P — Wilson 1 run (Mercer kick)
P — Trent Wilson 5 pass from J.Wilson (Mercer kick)
P — Owen McElwee 79 pass from J.Wilson (kick failed)
R — Ted Coffman 27 pass from Caleb Cheff (kick failed)
P — J.Wilson 5 run (Mercer kick)
P — Wilson 8 run (Mercer kick)
P — Keyen Nash 2 run (kick failed)
R — Cheff 7 run (run failed)
DRUMMOND-PHILIPSBURG TITANS 60
CHARLO VIKINGS 24
Charlo Vikings running back Keaton Piedalue rushed for touchdown runs of 5-, 1-, and 58-yards Friday night in a 60-24 loss to the visiting Drummond-Philipsburg Titans.
The loss was the first of the year for the Vikings which are now 3-1 on the season.
Viking quarterback Hayden Hollow hit Wesley Anderson for a 23-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter.
Drummond-Philipsburg 8 14 18 20 – 60
Charlo 6 6 6 6 – 24
DP — Tallon 41 run (Burden run)
CHA — Wesley Anderson 23 pass from Hayden Hollow (run failed)
DP — Burden 15 run (Burden run)
CHA — Keaton Piedalue 5 run (run failed)
DP — Burden run (run failed)
DP — Burden 38 run (Tallon run)
CHA — Keaton Piedalue 1 run (run failed)
DP — Burden 30 run (Burden run)
CHA — Keaton Piedalue 58 run (pass failed)
DP — Burden 22 run (Burden run)
DP — Burden 4 run (pass failed)
DP — Tallon 52 run (Tallon run)
MISSION BULLDOGS 72
ARLEE WARRIORS 22
The Mission Bulldogs piled up 352 yards of total offense and blistered Class C cross county rivals Arlee Warriors, 72-22, in district action Friday night in Arlee.
“I thought that our team played well overall,” said Mission Bulldog head coach Carson Oakland. “Going into rivalry games are always a fun atmosphere to play in. We came out with a hot start and that set the tone for the rest of the game.”
Senior quarterback Kellen McClure navigated the Bulldogs’ offense, completing 11 of 17 passes for 191 yards and five touchdowns. McClure also rushed for 16 yards on four carries and two touchdowns.
Also for the Bulldogs, Canyon Sargent rushed for a touchdown and caught a touchdown, Bryce Umphrey rushed and caught a touchdown, and Izeyk Umphrey was on the receiving end of two McClure touchdown passes.
On defense, Sargent led the Bulldogs with seven solo tackles and a fourth quarter 60-yard pick six.
MIS — Sargent 36 pass from McClure (Umphrey run)
MIS — Umphrey 3 run (Umphrey pass from McClure)
ARL — Knoll 68 kickoff return (Knoll pass from O’Neill)
MIS — McClure 3 run (run failed)
MIS — Umphrey 20 pass from McClure (run failed)
MIS — McClure 3 run (run failed)
MIS — Umphrey 35 pass from McClure (pass)
MIS — Umphrey 35 pass from Sargent (pass)
ARL — Ostby 4 pass from O’Neill (pass failed)
MIS — Sargent 10 run (pass failed)
MIS — Umphrey pass from Umphrey (run failed)
MIS — Sargent 60 interception return (pass)
ARL — Knoll 18 pass from O’Neill (Arca run)