WIBAUX -- Top-ranked Wibaux shut out No. 3 Richey-Lambert, 45-0, on Saturday afternoon in a 6-Man East battle in Wibaux. Wibaux quarterback Tel Lunde was responsible for five total touchdowns in the victory.
The Wibaux defense was dominant on Saturday afternoon, swallowing up the explosive Richey-Lambert offense early on. The Fusion were forced to punt nearly every possession of the first half.
"Our defense played just lights out (Saturday). They were just all over the place. ... I think (Richey-Lambert) only had one or two first downs in the first half." Wibaux head coach Craig Lunde said.
Wibaux got on the board early in the first quarter on the first of Lunde's touchdowns. The dynamic quarterback scampered in from 48 yards out to give Wibaux a 6-0 lead. Lunde then found Colten Miske from 27 yards to give Wibaux a 12-0 lead after the first quarter.
Lunde and the Wibaux offense continued to put the pressure on Richey-Lambert in the second quarter, as Lunde fired a 15-yard touchdown pass to Gavin Nelson to extend the lead to 19-0. Lunde's second touchdown run of the day, this time from 25 yards, put the Longhorns up 26-0 at halftime.
"Tel was able to get back, scramble a little bit early and get some yards for us. Our backs were keeping the chains moving," Craig Lunde said, as the weather played a factor in how the offenses were able to move the ball.
Wibaux added two more scores in the third quarter -- a 44-yard run by Wyat Davis and a 4-yard pass from Lunde to Miske -- to force a running clock in the third quarter. Nelson added a 23-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring.
"It's good to see how good we are, I guess, against one of the state's better teams," Craig Lunde said. "It's a good measuring stick and we'll go from here. We're happy with where we're at now."
Lunde had 124 passing yards and three passing touchdowns. He also rushed five times for 73 yards with a pair of scores. Nelson led Wibaux with 20 carries and 97 yards rushing. He also scored once on the ground and once through the air, where he lead the Longhorns with 57 receiving yards.
Next on the schedule, Wibaux (3-0) will host Froid-Medicine Lake on Sept. 28. Richey-Lambert (3-1) will travel to Jordan to face the Mustangs on Sept. 28.
Saturday football scores
Denton-Geyser-Stanford 66, Gardiner 33
Ekalaka 46, Broadus 14
Great Falls Central 41, Choteau 20
Power-Dutton-Brady 46, Noxon 36
Roy-Winifred 37, Broadview-Lavina 13
Savage 38, Froid-Medicine Lake 6
Scobey 44, Circle 6
Simms 84, Hays-Lodgepole 20
St. Labre 2, Lame Deer 0 (forfeit)
Troy 42, Victor 18
Wibaux 45, Richey-Lambert 0