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Class B roundup: Opening kickoff return sets tone in Columbus' victory over Shepherd

Posted at 10:58 PM, Sep 02, 2022

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

SHEPHERD — The first play of the game set the tone and Columbus went on to beat Shepherd on Friday 34-14.

Wyatt Meier fielded the opening kickoff, cut to his right and returned it 60 yards for a touchdown to put the Cougars on top 7-0. Columbus would later take a 14-0 advantage, and in the third quarter Meier scored on a 9-yard run as the lead became 28-6.

Shepherd got on the board late in the second quarter with a 5-yard touchdown run by Aidan Lammers.

With the victory, Columbus improved to 2-0.

Other Class B scores:

Anaconda 20, Conrad 12
Baker 47, Wolf Point 14
Big Timber 27, Red Lodge 19
Drummond-Philipsburg 64, Deer Lodge 9
Eureka 21, Cut Bank 0
Florence 34, Townsend 31 (Highlights below)

Florence squeaks by Townsend

Huntley Project 42, Glasgow 14
Manhattan 32, Missoula Loyola 13