BRIDGER — Gage Goltz shined on both offense and defense Friday night, providing first-half touchdowns on both sides of the ball to help Bridger to a 69-28 victory over South division rival Absarokee.
The game began with the teams matching each other 8-8. Bridger’s Goltz scored first with an interception return for a touchdown, then Absarokee matched it with an 8-yard TD run by Tristen Phillips.
Goltz put the Scouts up 16-8 with a short touchdown pass to Justin Dravetzky. With 5:10 left in the second quarter, Goltz found Ryley Kallevig with another short TD throw as Bridger jumped ahead 23-8.
Later, Huner Andriolo hauled in a bomb from Goltz for another touchdown to put the Scouts in front 29-8 with 2:17 left before halftime. Absarokee answered, though, as Jaxon Gallagher hit Phillips with a 27-yard TD pass, cutting into the lead 29-14.
With the victory, the Scouts evened their overall record at 4-4. Absarokee slipped to 3-4 with the loss.
Elsewhere in 6-Man ...
No. 1 Big Sandy 66, North Star 7
No. 2 Froid-Lake 52, No. 9 Westby-Grenora 6
No. 4 Harlowton-Ryegate 51, Highwood 22
No. 5 C-J-I 61, Sunburst 7
No. 6 Hot Springs 51, Twin Bridges 8
No. 7 Custer-Hysham-Melstone 60, Reed Point-Rapelje 18
Fromberg 58, Plenty Coups 15 (Thursday)
Hobson-Moore 52, Great Falls Central 7 (Thursday)
Shields Valley 49, Broadview-Lavina 19