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'Beeters hang with Longhorns early, Wildcats, Thunderbirds drop home contests


September 25, 2019

The Harlem Wildcats score their first points of the season Friday night against Roundup.

The Chinook Sugarbeeter football team dropped to 0-4 on the season following a 60-14 setback to the visiting Fort Benton Longhorns. The 'Beeters have shown flashes of brilliance this year but inevitably momentum seems to get the best of them in defeat.

Chinook gave the No. 5 ranked Fort Benton all they could handle for much of the first half. Senior Sam Dumas scored on a 22 yard scamper late in the second quarter to to cut into the Longhorn advantage and following a successful conversion pass from junior Benton Elliot to junior Damon Hannum the 'Beeters were within a score, 22-14.

Momentum, especially at the high school level, is a game changer and the Longhorns seized going into intermission with a pair of quick scores. Chinook trailed 36-14 heading into halftime and were never really able to establish any momentum in the second half. Fort Benton won the Northern C contest 60-14.

Chinook will be home again this Friday night as they look to pick up their first win against Cascade. The 'Beeters are celebrating Homecoming this week and a win over the Badgers would be a fantastic way to start the second half of the season.

Chinook freshman Tyler Schoen looks for running room Friday night.

The Harlem Wildcats were at home this past Friday, capping of a week long Homecoming celebration with a game against the Roundup Panthers. The visitors would win the contest 54-16.

Harlem scored its first two touchdowns of the season against the Panthers. John Hughes found paydirt first and Andrew Rasmussen added another late in the contest. Harlem will welcome the Glasgow Scotties to town this weekend in another tough Northern B showdown.

The Simms Tigers started fast against the Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds scoring early and often. The Thunderbirds were over matched by the Tigers on both sides of the ball but the Thunderbirds competed hard, start to finish, in a 84-20 setback.

The Thunderbirds will welcome the Rocky Boy Northern Stars to town this Saturday afternoon in their Homecoming contest. The Thunderbirds defeated the Stars in week one of the season.


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