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Class AA football roundup: Asher Croy sparks Bozeman past Kalispell Flathead

Posted at 10:15 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-31 01:10:42-04

KALISPELL -- Asher Croy scored two touchdowns in his first Class AA football game, leading Bozeman to a 35-0 win over Kalispell Flathead in both teams' season-opening game of 2019.

Croy, the former Huntley Project standout who moved to Bozeman this year, scored on touchdown runs of 4 and 12 yards, including the lone touchdown of the first half at Legends Stadium. The first score came on the heels of a Luke Fedyk blocked punt.

Flathead blocked an Alex Swann field goal attempt at the end of the first half, but it was Bozeman that carried momentum into the third quarter, as quarterback Jake D'Agostino set up Croy's second touchdown with a 74-yard run to the Flathead 12-yard line. Croy scored on the next snap to give Bozeman a 14-0 lead.

Flathead's offense struggled to move the chains in Matt Upham's first game as head coach, as Bozeman forced a Braves punt in their own end zone, which Carter Ash returned 44 yards for a score to boost Bozeman's lead to 21-0 near the end of the third quarter.

D'Agostino added a pair of scoring plays in the fourth quarter, including a 17-yard touchdown strike to junior sensation Kenneth Eiden IV, who tallied four sacks in the contest. D'Agostino added a 29-yard touchdown run near the end of the game to cap the scoring at 35-0.

Flathead senior defender Tanner Russell notched a pair of sacks in the defeat.

Class AA football scores

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Billings West 41, Missoula Big Sky 6
Butte 46, Belgrade 20
Bozeman 35, Kalispell Flathead 0
Helena Capital 35, Billings Senior 30
Helena High 26, Great Falls CMR 15
Kalispell Glacier 47, Billings Skyview 6
Missoula Sentinel 26, Great Falls High 15