Ryker Potter closes in on the Joliet quarterback. PHOTO BY JODEE MARCHQuarterback Frankie Starz, cool under pressure from Joliet, lets one fly.Play after play, it took multiple Joliet players to bring down LPHS running back Kegan Babick.

LPHS football team shows tenacity

“It’s never fun to lose, and it’s even less fun to lose 0-55, which was the final score in Lone Peak’s tilt against Park City.” That’s what maxpreps.com reported in its preview of the Sept. 8 showdown between LPHS and Joliet. 

Joliet arrived in Big Sky coming off a 70-18 dismantling of Absarokee. 

“We’ll see if Joliet’s success rolls on or if Lone Peak is able to steal their positive momentum,”  continued the maxpreps.com pre-game report.

After kickoff, the Big Horns did indeed steal some of the momentum, keeping it a competitive game early on. 

“We were down 8-0 at the end of the first quarter and then 22-0 at the half,” said Assistant Coach Chris Samuels, noting, “Things got away from us in the second half.

But there were lots of positives. Big Horn defender Cole March grabbed an interception and LPHS put some points on the board with a 32-yard touchdown pass from junior Frankie Starz to junior Austin Samuels.

“They have been doing it like that since 5th grade!,” enthused Samuels, pointing to this and other high points in the 54-6 loss.

“They fought hard. That was a good team,” added Athletic Director John Hannahs. “We kept playing hard.”

The Horns are now 1-2 heading into yet another tough challenge Saturday, Sept. 15 vs. Tri-Cities in Hobson, Mont.

If you are asking yourself, “Where the heck is Hobson?”, the answer is: “Right outside of Eddies Corner, near Lewistown.”

Highlight footage from the Tri-Cities-Ennis game on Sept. 7 shows the Tri-Cities Titans have a very potent offense. They put up 306 rushing yards against Ennis, including some gashing chunk plays of 50 yards or more. 

Kickoff for the doubleheader in Hobson is scheduled for 4 p.m. with the Ophir Middle School Miners taking the field at 4 p.m., followed by high school game at 7 p.m. —DM

 

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