BIG TIMBER — Three Forks quarterback Colter Miller has had a spectacular season for the Wolves, putting them in contention for a playoff spot out of the Southern B. Friday night the Wolves travel to conference leader and No. 5 Big Timber.
Herders head coach JV Moody is familiar with Miller, who played with Big Timber over the summer, and understands what the sensational senior is capable of doing to his defense.
“I don’t think we can stop the Miller kid. He’s tough, great athlete. He was at our football camp and played with our team at the (Montana State) camp. You can only hope to contain him,” Moody said. “I think we’ve got to pressure, pressure, pressure, and if we get good play from our secondary, it’s going to make it hard for him to throw the ball. That’s what it’s going to have to be. It’s going to have to be strong defensive front play and good coverage. … He’s a heck of a kid and a heck of a competitor.”
Three Forks is fighting for its playoff life and will need Miller to perform at the top of his abilities to keep the Wolves in the hunt. Moody knows a team like Three Forks is dangerous to his unbeaten Big Timber squad.
“We’ve got to play just like we did (against Townsend),” Moody said. “They have athletes, they have weapons. We’ve got to play the game we want to play. If we keep playing good defensive football and running the offense like we are, we’re going to be all right.”