GREAT FALLS — The Belt football team has put up 181 points so far this season with the help of some unconventional offense.
Not one, not two, but three kids are taking significant varsity snaps at quarterback for the Huskies this year. Playing multiple positions is fairly common out of necessity in 8-Man football, but Belt’s three-pronged attack of Kaimen Evans, Aidan McDaniel, and Bridger Vogl is something head coach Jeff Graham has been developing for a few years.
"Each of them does some different things really great and it's nice not to limit them at quarterback where we could use a receiver and running back," Graham said. "And we're hoping it makes teams have to spend a little extra time prepping for us. We try to run some different stuff with them and they're just very unselfish and do a great job."
But the Huskies' depth goes beyond rotating quarterbacks. For instance, Graham played four different players at center last weekend, and the team recognizes how much better it can be with a plug-and-play mentality.
"It's really nice. We can change positions just like that, we can put anyone where we want. It's just easy for subbing and all that extra stuff," Vogl said. "We have so much depth in our bench."
"We all bring different kind of aspects, like going to the quarterback spot," McDaniel said. "So whenever a different kid takes quarterback, the other team has to adjust and they can't key on one guy or something like that."
That depth could come in handy this Friday against a tough Fort Benton squad in what figures to be one of the premier games in the 8-Man North this year.
"They're big," Graham said about Fort Benton. "We've got to be pretty good up front, do a good job stopping the ball and execute and it should be a fun one. Hopefully it's a good game."
Belt's game against Fort Benton kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday in Belt.