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Polson throttles Butte Central

by Brandon Hansen / For The Leader
| September 14, 2023 12:00 AM

It was quite a night for Polson quarterback Holden Emerson, who ran for 182 yards and four touchdowns while throwing for another in a 42-20 victory over Western A foe Butte Central on Friday, Sept. 8. It was Polson's first win of the season.

Emerson scored in the first quarter on a six-yard run, and the attack continued in the second quarter. Emerson found paydirt on an 11-yard and seven-yard run. Butte Central would score before halftime, but the Pirates responded on a 50-yard touchdown pass by Emerson to Tommy Sherry, giving Polson the 28-6 advantage at the break.

After a scoreless third, Butte Central punched the ball in from a yard out. The Pirates, however, scored on a 12-yard Emerson run and then a Cody Haggard 41-yard interception return.

Polson had 390 yards of total offense. Uriah Ulutoa added 48 yards on ten rushes, while receiver Casey Graham caught three balls for 89 yards.

On defense, Brenden Griffen had six solo tackles and eight assisted tackles.

At Butte

POLSON 42, BUTTE CENTRAL 20

Polson - 7 - 21 - 0 - 14 - 42

Butte C. - 0 - 6 - 0 - 14 - 20

SCORING SUMMARY

P — Holden Emerson 6 run (Lucien Sawyer kick)

P — Emerson 11 run (Sawyer kick)

P — Emerson 7 run (kick blocked)

BC — Jack Keeley 4 run (kick failed)

P — Tommy Sherry 50 pass from Emerson (Emerson run)

BC — Keeley 1 run (run failed)

P — Emerson 12 run (Sawyer kick)

P — Cody Haggard 41 interception return (Sawyer kick)

BC — Keeley 3 run (Ryan Peoples pass from Keeley)

GAME STATISTICS

Rushing – Polson 39-236 (Emerson 27-182, Uriah Ulutoa 10-48, Daniel O'Roarke 2-6);

Passing – Polson (Emerson 5-17-154-2); BC(Keeley 24-35-199-1).

Receptions – Polson 5-154 (Cason Graham 3-89, Tommy Sherry 1-52, Ulutoa 1-15); BC 24-199 INT – P1(Cody Haggard), BC2 (McGee, Keeley).