LEWISTOWN — Lewistown’s stout defense did its part again on Saturday, helping the Golden Eagles to a 21-0 win over visiting Sidney in the first round of the Class A football playoffs.
Third-seeded Lewistown and sixth-seeded Sidney were scoreless much of the first half, but Talon Arndt put Lewistown on the board with a 2-yard touchdown run just before the halftime break. The 7-0 lead would be all Lewistown would need, but the defense would give its offense more opportunities.
Hunter Larson snagged a Lewistown interception that the Lewistown offense would turn into points. Quarterback Mitch Norslien weaved his way through the Sidney defense to give Lewistown a 14-0 advantage. The Golden Eagles would add another interception, returning this one for a touchdown, to get to the final 21-0 margin.
The Lewistown defense now has five shutouts on the season, including an earlier 20-0 win over Sidney.
Lewistown (8-2) will hit the road in the quarterfinal round, traveling to defending champion Columbia Falls (7-1).
Sidney sees its season end with a 4-6 overall record.
Class A football scores
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Corvallis 28, Frenchtown 23 (Friday)
Dillon 27, Whitefish 7 (Friday)
Lewistown 21, Sidney 0
Miles City 46, Belgrade 7