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Class AA roundup: Helena Capital beats Missoula Big Sky, gets back in win column

Helena Capital vs. Missoula Big Sky
Posted at 10:28 PM, Oct 06, 2023
and last updated 2023-10-07 00:28:46-04

HELENA — On Senior Night, Helena Capital got back in the win column and sent their four-year players out of Vigilante Stadium on a high note Friday.

Tuff Adams had two rushing touchdowns and Capital beat Missoula Big Sky 33-7, bouncing back from a shutout loss at Kalispell Glacier a week earlier.

After the teams exchanged punts to begin the game, Capital’s Dylan Almquist picked off a pass at midfield and ran it back for a touchdown to put the Bruins in front 7-0 in the opening quarter.

Capital then got the ball back at midfield on an errant punt snap, and Adams ended up punching it in from the 2 for a 13-0 Bruins advantage.

After a Cole Graham sack, Capital forced another punt, which led to a 21-yard touchdown throw from Marek Mihelish to Daniel Larson in the back of the end zone, and the Bruins’ lead grew to 20-0 with about 3:30 left before halftime.

Capital built on its advantage early in the third quarter, as Adams scored his second touchdown, this time on a 30-yard run to make the score 27-0. Big Sky got on the board after a third-quarter interception, as Drew Martins scored on a 1-yard plunge to cut the Eagles’ deficit to 27-7.

But Lance Baumgart later scored on a 1-yard run for Capital to make it 33-7 and essentially put the game away with less than 6:00 remaining. With the win, the Bruins improved their overall record to 4-3. Big Sky fell to 4-3 with the loss.

Elsewhere in Class AA ...

No. 1 Bozeman 28, Great Falls CMR 0

No. 1 Bozeman comes alive late for road win at CMR

No. 2 Bozeman Gallatin 42, Belgrade 0

No. 2 Gallatin cruises past Belgrade for a 42-0 homecoming victory

No. 3 Butte 58, Missoula Hellgate 9

No. 3 Butte High routs winless Missoula Hellgate

No. 4 Kalispell Glacier 46, Kalispell Flathead 6 (Thursday)

No. 4 Kalispell Glacier rolls crosstown rival Flathead 42-6

Helena 28, No. 5 Missoula Sentinel 14

Billings Senior 32, Billings Skyview 7

Billings Senior runs past Billings Skyview

Billings West 20, Great Falls 14 (Thursday)