5. Anthony Guccione jumps the route, Capital gets first win
In the second quarter of Capital’s win over Butte, Anthony Guccione steps in front of a Tommy Mellot pass and returns it for a pick six. Bruins earn their first win of the season, 37-27.
4. Backup QB Bryce Nelson fires a dart for CMR
After Rustlers starter Kellen Hartman left Friday’s game against Missoula Big Sky with an injury, backup Bryce Nelson started his relief appearance with a thrilling score. Rolling to his right, Nelson threw across his body to Keegan Barnes in the endzone. Barnes made a great catch over two defenders.
3. Proulx to Proulx connection
The Big Sandy Pioneers showed no fear of the defending 6-Man champion Westby-Grenora Thunder in the first half. Quarterback Parker Proulx scrambling and looking deep. Finds his brother Brock Proulx in the back of the endzone! Big Sandy built a lead 20-18 lead at halftime, but ultimately fell 57-28.
2. Keeley Bake won’t be denied a touchdown
Fairfield turned a highly anticipated matchup with Missoula Loyola into a rout. And no play was more indicative of the Eagles dominance than Keeley Bake’s first half touchdown. Quarterback Ryder Meyer threw a jump ball to the endzone. Loyola’s Austin Ogilvie got to it first and appeared to have an interception, but Bake ripped it from his hands before they hit the ground for a Fairfield touchdown. Eagles improve to 2-0 with a 38-6 win.
1. Thelen to Torgerson momentum shifter
Great Falls High rallied from a 20-7 first half deficit to top Missoula Sentinel in overtime 33-30. But one play shifted the momentum of the game entirely in favor of the Bison. Trailing by 13 with time winding down in the first half, and facing a 4th and five from the Spartan 33 yard line, Mark Samson opted to go for it. Quarterback Blake Thelen threw a perfect pass to Kyle Torgerson in the back of the endzone, and Torgerson leaped over his defender to make a spectacular catch. Great Falls High went to halftime down just 20-13 before rallying in the second for a thrilling win that moved the Bison to 3-0 on the season after winning just two games in each of the last two seasons.