The Hamilton Broncs looked as if they hadn’t missed a step from last season when they opened their season against Corvallis. Corvallis was coming off a win over Stevensville and Hamilton’s first game, against Butte Central, had been forfeited. But when the Broncs took the field, they were disciplined and went right to work.
Their first touchdown came just six plays and 81 seconds into the game, Ben Tack ran for seven yards and the score. The PAT was not good. After kicking off to Corvallis, the Hamilton defense shut down the Blue Devil offense and they had to punt. Tyson Rostad ran the punt back to the two yard line. The next play, Aiden Sisson ran two yards for the score. The PAT was blocked.
Corvallis had another opportunity but was unable to move very far up the field. That led to another punt and this time, Eli Taylor returned the punt for 33 yards and the touchdown. Jaiden Klemundt kicked the PAT. Rounding out the first quarter, quarterback Tyson Rostad hit Klemundt for 14 yards and the score.
The Broncs continued their scoring in the second quarter. Rostad took the ball in from a yard out for the score at 9:36 in the second quarter. The PAT was good. Hamilton’s second score of the quarter was at 7:10 when Ben Rooney ran 10 yards to the end zone. The PAT was good. The clock was now a running clock because of the mercy rule. Rooney scored once more on a one yard run in the third quarter and the PAT was good.
Corvallis scored in the fourth quarter when Bryce Mayn ran for a score.
Florence fell to Manhattan in a hard fought overtime game in Florence on Friday. After trailing by two touchdowns, the Falcons got on the scoreboard on a quarterback sneak play by Pat Duchein, Jr. Their next score was a 72 yard run by Blake Shoupe to the end zone. Duchein Jr completed a pass to Shoupe for 39 yards and the score to close the gap to only one point. The two point conversion was good when Luke Maki caught a pass from Duchein Jr and the Falcons took the lead. However a fumble allowed Manhattan to score. But Florence wasn’t done. Trystan Pyette scrambled 69 yards for the score and tied the game with only a couple of minutes remaining. Florence had the ball first in overtime but was unable to score. Manhattan scored to end the game at 35-29.
Victor lost to Seeley-Swan and Stevensville lost to Dillon.