RED LODGE — Owen Reynolds made a big statement in Red Lodge’s Class B season-opening win Friday night, scoring four of the Rams’ first five touchdowns in their 46-7 home victory over Whitehall.
The onslaught started with a 38-yard touchdown pass from Thomas Buchanan to Reynolds. Reynolds added his second touchdown in the opening quarter when he took a snap and plunged into the end zone from 5 yards out.
The score became 21-0 when the Rams’ Walker Boos took a screen pass and rumbled 58 yards for another score, making defenders miss along the way.
Reynolds was a long way from being done. Early in the second Red Lodge went up by four scores as Reynolds found paydirt again, taking a pitch and cutting back for a 40-yard TD. Reynolds also returned an interception for a touchdown later in the second quarter.
Boos joined the fun (again) with another TD pass from Buchanan with 6:00 left before halftime, putting the Rams ahead 39-0 and they were well on their way to a Week 1 rout.
Elsewhere in Class B:
Columbus 61, Anaconda 0
Cut Bank 29, Townsend 0
Eureka 45, Bonners Ferry, Idaho 0
Fairfield 54, Roundup 0
Florence-Carlton 27, Jefferson 0
Joliet 50, Wolf Point 6
Malta 36, Baker 8
Manhattan 36, Huntley Project 14
Thompson Falls 20, Conrad 14