MISSOULA — Cooper Waters and Ryan Tirrell each scored three touchdowns as Missoula Loyola cruised to a 54-14 win over Three Forks in the first round of the Class B state football playoffs on Saturday.
Tirrell scored twice in the first quarter, getting the game’s first touchdown on an early 6-yard run. He would later add a 25-yard scoring run in the quarter, as Loyola built a quick 26-0 lead. Waters and Jeffry Twite also scored in the first.
Waters further blew the game open in the second quarter, catching two more touchdowns to give the Rams a 40-0 halftime lead. Tirrell would add a third-quarter touchdown before Three Forks finally got on the board in the fourth.
Loyola, which won the Western B, will next face Huntley Project. The Red Devils, the East’s No. 3 seed, defeated Malta, 30-6, on Saturday. Loyola topped Project 33-25 in the season opener for both teams back in August at Bobcat Stadium in Bozeman.
Class B football scores
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Big Timber 30, Florence 0
Colstrip 27, Glasgow 16
Missoula Loyola 54, Three Forks 14
Huntley Project 30, Malta 6
Roundup 60, Cut Bank 14
Bigfork 47, Townsend 13
Fairfield 40, Red Lodge 0
Manhattan 33, Eureka 6