MISSOULA – It took overtime, but Kalispell Glacier kept its perfect record intact with a thrilling 63-62 win over Missoula Sentinel at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Friday.
Glacier’s Jackson Pepe got the scoring started with a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown. Pepe also added a 60-yard receiving touchdown and a kickoff return for touchdown in the first quarter. The Wolfpack, who didn’t trail until the overtime period, led 28-14 at the end of the first quarter and 35-28 at the half.
Of the nine first-half touchdowns, only five came via the offenses. There were three special teams touchdowns to go along with Pepe’s pick-6.
Trailing 56-49 late in the fourth quarter, Sentinel tied the game with a Conner Crawford touchdown carry with less than a minute remaining. The Spartans got the ball first in overtime and scored on a Mitch Roberts run but missed the point-after attempt, which proved to be the difference.
Glacier, ranked No. 2 in the MontanaSports.com football poll, improves to 6-0. Sentinel falls to 3-3.
Billings Senior 51, Great Falls 14
Billings West 37, Butte 7
Bozeman 31, Missoula Big Sky 24
Helena 46, Billings Skyview 43
Helena Capital 20, Great Falls CMR 17
Kalispell Flathead 2, Missoula Hellgate 0 (forfeit)
Kalispell Glacier 63, Missoula Sentinel 62 (OT)