PREP FB: Lions lash T. Falls; Bigfork edges Florence

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EUREKA — Eureka continued to prove itself as one of the top teams in Class B, routing Thompson Falls 45-0 in a Western B football game on Saturday.

The Lions (1-0 Western B, 3-0 overall) scored touchdowns on five straight possessions to end the first half and never let Thompson Falls (0-1, 1-2) get going on the other end.

Eureka had 232 rushing yards, led by Chet McCully’s 81, and Garrett Graves was 7 of 13 passing for 178 yards and a touchdown, adding 47 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Brenton Pluid had two rushing touchdowns and 72 yards on the ground.

Thompson Falls 0 0 0 0 — 0

Eureka 7 28 10 0 — 45

First Quarter

E—Brenton Pluid 4 run (Simon Granberg kick), 2:34

Second Quarter

E—Jake Kindel 6 run (Granberg kick), 10:12

E—Hank Dunn 43 pass from Garrett Graves (Granberg kick), 7:13

E—Graves 2 run (Granberg kick), 4:15

E—Chet McCully 47 run (Granberg kick), 2:11

Third Quarter

E—Pluid 65 run (Granberg kick), 8:25

E—Granberg 35 field goal, 1:55

Bigfork 14, Florence 8

FLORENCE — A blocked punt for a touchdown was the difference for Bigfork (2-0 Western B, 3-0 overall) in a Western B conference victory over Florence-Carlton (0-1, 1-2).

Chase Chappuis broke through the Florence line to block the punt and Jayden Dillon scooped it up for a touchdown to give the Vikings a 14-8 lead late in the third quarter. It was all Bigfork would need after a dominant defensive performance that saw the Vikings end the game on back-to-back sacks.

Florence’s Colby Kohlman gave the Falcons a lead on their first possession, ripping off a 25-yard touchdown run and hauling in the two-point conversion to go up 8-0.

Augie Emslie answered shortly after, finding Austin Varner on a 24-yard touchdown pass at the end of the first quarter to pull within one point. Florence stopped the Vikings twice on fourth down at the goal line, but Dillon’s touchdown helped Bigfork break through for the win.

Randy Stultz had 106 yards rushing and Emslie was 10 for 16 passing for 158 yards. Anders Epperly had 57 yards and Varner 54 yards receiving.

Bigfork 7 0 7 0 — 14

Florence 8 0 0 0 — 8

First Quarter

F—Colby Kohlman 25 run (Kohlman pass from Kyler Alm), 10:30

B—Austin Varner 24 pass from Augie Emslie, 0:00

Third Quarter

B—Jayden Dillon punt block return (Varner kick), 2:36

Corvallis 37, Polson 14

CORVALLIS — Corvallis (3-0) controlled play from the start, running away from Polson (0-2) in a nonconference Class A football game.

The Devils scored 37 points in the first half to easily top the Pirates.

Bo Kelley found Parker Toth for Polson’s first touchdown and ran in another to get the Pirates on the board.

Polson 0 0 0 14 — 14

Corvallis 16 21 0 0 — 37

First Quarter

C — Liang Liedle 2 run (Aaron Christensen kick)

C — Wyatt Ballman 37 run (Christensen kick)

C — Hunter Pinheiro safety

Second Quarter

C — Liedle 13 interception return (Christensen kick)

C — Liedle 24 run (Christensen kick)

C — Pinheiro 3 run (Christensen kick)

Fourth Quarter

P — Parker Toth pass from Bo Kelley (pass failed)

P — Kelley 3 run (run for conversion)

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