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Southern Oregon once again the class of Frontier Conference

Posted at 5:59 PM, Sep 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-24 13:37:38-04

HELENA – The Frontier Conference saw two wild football games Saturday. Rocky Mountain College scored 14 points in less than two minutes to stun the College of Idaho late, while Montana Western suffered its first loss in triple overtime.

But one constant we can seemingly count on is Southern Oregon dominance. The No. 3 Raiders blanked Carroll 27-0 in Helena to move to 4-0, and the Saints had to give them credit.

“Definitely one of the best defenses in the conference,” said Carroll running back Major Ali. “You look at a lot of the guys they have, they have a lot of talent over there.”

That talent held the Saints to less than 200 total offensive yards and kept them out of the end zone. It also bleeds over to the offense, which felt right at home at Nelson Stadium.

“We didn’t get pressure on the quarterback (Saturday),” said Carroll head coach Mike Van Diest. “I thought we did a great job taking care of their inside zone, but then they bounced it out a couple of times. We had guys not stay in their gaps. Then when we did have four-man pressures, we couldn’t get to them. The tackles just took away our edge rushers today. They were very good. Very good tackles.”

All eight Frontier Conference teams now head into a bye week, with action returning Saturday, Oct. 6. Southern Oregon will travel to Billings to take on Rocky at 1 p.m.