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Class A roundup: Big plays by Tyson Bauder lead defending champ Hamilton to 13th consecutive win

Posted at 10:39 PM, Sep 02, 2022

(Editor's note: This will be updated with more scores throughout Friday)

HAMILTON — Defending Class A champion Hamilton made short work of conference foe Dillon on Friday, as quarterback Tyson Bauder made several big plays and the defense stood tall in 34-7 victory.

Hamilton’s offense turned it over on its opening possession but worked quickly down the field on their subsequent drive, capping it with an 8-yard touchdown run by Bauder.

The QB then scored on a 1-yard run early in the second quarter, giving Hamilton a 13-0 advantage, and he ran one in again just before halftime, tight-roping the sideline for a 25-yard touchdown and a 20-0 lead.

The Beavers drove the ball to Hamilton’s 30, but Hunter Stewart intercepted a pass to snuff out that drive and end the half. The Broncs’ Isaiah Van de Baan intercepted a pass inside the red zone in the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Bauder found the end zone for the fourth time, keeping it for a 10-yard scoring run to give the Broncs a 27-0 advantage. Bauder later fount Eli Taylor on a touchdown pass to cap the scoring for the Broncs.

Hamilton finished with 411 yards of offense and held Dillon to just 241 yards. The Broncs amassed 338 rushing yards, with Andrew Frederick rushing for 168 yards and Bauder adding 162 on the ground. Taylor led the Broncs in receiving with seven catches for 63 yards and the touchdown.

Dillon got in the end zone midway through the fourth on a connection between Kee Christiansen and Eli Nourse.

Other Class A scores:

Billings Central 42, Miles City 13
Butte Central 51, Browning 12
Columbia Falls 43, East Helena 6
Laurel 62, Lockwood 9 (Thursday, highlights below)

Laurel rolls Lockwood, improves to 2-0

Lewistown 24, Havre 7
Libby 21, Ronan 12
Polson 49, Stevensville 0
Sidney 42, Livingston 6
Whitefish 24, Frenchtown 13