Ennis football wins, others fall on gridiron

With the exception of the Ennis Mustangs, all the Madison County school football teams found themselves on the losing end of things Friday night.

Sheridan faced a tough matchup on the road against Harlowton. The Engineers beat the Panthers 52-12 to keep Sheridan winless on the season so far.

“Xavier Harris had a good game at both quarterback and safety in his return from injury,” Sheridan coach Ed Burke said. Harris missed the previous game against Ennis, but this week he scored both Sheridan touchdowns on a 7- and 8-yard run. Burke added that Nick Haag stepped up defensively with 11 tackles while Sam Wood added nine.

Up next for the Panthers is a trip to Absarokee to face the Huskies at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

Ennis shutout Twin Bridges with a 60-0 win in Twin Bridges. Ennis is now 6-0 on the season while the Falcons are 3-3. The Mustangs did much of their scoring early, with 32 points in the first quarter. They ended the night with four rushing touchdowns and three receiving touchdowns. The touchdowns were scored by Reid Farnes, Walker McKitrick, Jake Knack, Roy Moen, Wes Goodman and Connor Sullivan.

The Mustangs host Park City on Friday for a Divisional seeding game against the Panthers. Park City has a 4-2 record. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Twin Bridges hits the road to play the Gardiner Bruins on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The Bruins are also 3-3 for the season. Game time is set for 3 p.m.

Whitehall-Harrison moved its record to 5-1 overall with a 30-34 loss to the Manhattan Tigers. Both teams started off with a single score in the first quarter. The Trojans scored once more in the first half and started the second half with an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Harrison’s Jed Fike had one rushing touchdown. He finished the night with four carries for 13 yards and two catches for 47 yards. He also added three tackles, six assists and one quarterback sack on the defensive side of the ball.

John Brenna had six tackles and six assists. Casey Collins recorded eight tackles, two assists and one pass deflection. Chas Buus notched one tackle and Andy Bates had one assist.

“I thought our guys played hard the entire game,” Trojan coach John Stenson said. “As a coach I can’t ask for more than what they gave the team that night. It hurts, but we have a great group of young men who will be focused on their big rivalry game against Boulder (Jefferson).”

The Trojans’ game against Jefferson is set to start Friday at 7 p.m. in Whitehall and is the team’s senior night.

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