Stevensville Matchup Brings Another Hamilton Bronc Win
The Hamilton Broncs played their usual dominant football game Friday night when they visited Stevensville in a Class A high school game. The final score was Hamilton 49 Stevensville 12.
The Broncs started scoring with a Liam O'Connell run into the end zone and a successful point after by Tyler Jones in the first quarter. The first quarter saw Tyson Rostad get the ball to Andrew Fredrick in the end zone for another score and Jones made another PAT.
Then, a Bronc trick play resulted in a touchdown. They ran a double reverse and when Rostad passed to Liam O'Connell, Liam ran 80 yards for a score. Jones again kicked the PAT, bringing the first quarter score to 21 to 0.
In the second quarter, Eli Taylor intercepted a Stevi pass, which set up the next scoring drive with Tim Zohner taking a handoff into the end zone and another Jones PAT. Then Stevensville's quarterback Sahkaia Wehr orchestrated a TD of their own near the end of the half. However, the Broncs quickly scored two more times, with a score in the final 10 seconds of the half, making the score 42 to 6, which sent the game into the Montana High School Football "mercy rule" when one team is 35 points ahead of the other. In the second half, the clock continued to run except for time-outs and injuries. And in that second half, Hamilton scored in the third quarter and Stevensville scored in the 4th quarter. The final score was Hamilton 49 Stevensville 12.
Next week, the Number One ranked Class A team in Montana, Hamilton will host Eastern Helena for the first time. That game will be at the HHS stadium with the kickoff at 7 p.m. The game will be heard on 1240 KLYQ AM Radio and on www.klyq.com, which is also heard on the free cellphone app.