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Class AA roundup: No. 1 Bozeman cruises past Billings West

Bozeman vs. Billings West
Posted at 10:10 PM, Sep 29, 2023

BOZEMAN — Top-ranked Bozeman had little trouble running its record to 6-0 against visiting Billings West at Van Winkle Stadium on Friday.

The Hawks got out to a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter and ran away from the Golden Bears for a 44-9 Eastern AA football win. Kellen Harrison had two first-quarter touchdown passes — the first to Rocky Lencioni and the second to Quaid Ash — as Bozeman built a 17-0 lead.

Brady Casagranda added another Hawks TD early in the second quarter to give Bozeman a 24-0 advantage before West finally got on the board on a long run from Matt Ludwig. Harrison added his own rushing score moments later, and Bozeman led 31-7 at halftime.

The Hawks added touchdown runs from Austin Baller and Casagranda to build a 44-7 lead. The West defense recorded a safety late in the fourth for the final margin.

Bozeman (6-0 overall, 4-0 Eastern AA) will travel to Great Falls CMR next week, while West (3-3, 3-1) returns to Billings to play Great Falls High.

Elsewhere in Class AA ...

No. 2 Bozeman Gallatin 47, Great Falls High 0

Gallatin spoils Great Falls' homecoming with 43-0 win

No. 3 Butte 47, No. 5 Missoula Sentinel 35

Butte uses second-half surge to trounce Missoula Sentinel, move into first place in Western AA

No. 4 Kalispell Glacier 56, Helena Capital 0

Kalispell Glacier blows out Helena Capital

Billings Senior 42, Belgrade 14

Billings Skyview 17, Great Falls CMR 14

Helena High 47, Kalispell Flathead 14

Helena Bengals cruise past the Flathead Braves 47-14 at home

Missoula Big Sky 41, Missoula Hellgate 0