KALISPELL – The Glacier Wolfpack have only played football for 10 years. But it’s been quite a run. Grady Bennett’s boys advanced to the state AA semifinals for a sixth straight year. So when a school record is set, it’s worth paying attention.
Drew Turner put up a huge mark. The junior rumbled to 256 rushing yards in a first round playoff win over Sentinel, gaining over 12 yards a carry in a 35-14 win. That breaks the previous Wolfpack mark, and an even more important record Turner was gunning for.
“Kind of surprised, but been working hard in practice trying to get there,” admitted Turner. “And it was more of a goal trying to beat my dad’s record from high school which was 243. Working in practice and coach helping with that, so that was nice.”
“Drew knew what he was stepping into,” said head coach Bennett referencing the big shoes of last year’s star Wolfpack running back Thomas Trefney now at Carroll College. “But I also think he privately knew what kind of ability he has. I think he’s very confident in his abilities, and knew that he could step in and do very well. Drew has been his best when his best is needed. That’s all you can ask for as a coach.”
Glacier hosts another round of the playoffs in Legends Stadium. The number two seed welcomes five-seed Helena High to Kalispell for a semifinal showdown at 7:00 Friday night. The Wolfpack handled the Bengals 35-7 in Helena back in the opening game of the season on August 26th.