Football teams split season openers

Under Friday night lights last week, Ennis and Whitehall/Harrison teams notched wins to begin the season.

The Mustangs started hot with a 26-point first quarter at home against Harlowton-Ryegate and finished with a 44-16 win. Walker McKitrick and Wylie Leo had 100-plus yard games. McKitrick threw three touchdowns and 106 yards. On the other side of the ball he had an interception. Leo scored one touchdown among his 11 carries for 110 yards.

Connor Sullivan added 75 yards and an interception, as well as his two touchdowns while Roy Moen tallied 71 yards and three touchdowns.

The Mustangs recorded two sacks and caused two fumbles. Ennis travels to White Sulphur Springs on Saturday for a 1 p.m. game.

Just as impressive, the Whitehall/Harrison Trojans blanked St. Ignatius 51-0 on the road after taking a 36-point first quarter lead.  The Trojans were quiet during the second quarter and added a touchdown in each quarter of the second half. Coaches, players and fans alike hope for the same result against Plains in the Trojans’ homecoming game on Friday at 7 p.m.

Twin Bridges came three points shy of a victory in a 16-14 loss. The Falcons’ opponent, Broadview Lavina, scored a safety in the first quarter as the Falcons’ quarterback slipped in the endzone. Kept scoreless until the fourth quarter, Twin Bridges scored on an 11-yard run by Nolan Konen and a 10-yard run by Zach Amos. Gabe Johnson ran the ball in for a two-point conversion after Konen’s run. A pass after Amos’ run failed.

The Sheridan Panthers’ only score against the Park City Panthers came in the fourth quarter on a 62-yard pass from Xavier Harris to Brant Marsh. The pass after failed. Park City topped Sheridan 40-6.

Park City will be Twin Bridges’ challenge this week. The Falcons travel to Park City on Friday for a 7 p.m. start time. Sheridan stays at home versus Shields Valley on Friday. The game starts at 7 p.m.

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