Written by Al Stover
The sound of Motorhead’s The Game, followed by the cry of “Let’s go, Wolves” filled the air as football fans packed the bleachers at Lowry Field and the parking lot.
The Wolf Point varsity football team played the Baker Spartans in the Wolves’ first home game of the season. After four quarters of action, the Spartans defeated the Wolves, 48-8.
Prior to facing Baker, Wolf Point opened their season against the Plentywood Wildcats in a zero-week game. The Wildcats defeated the Wolves, 14-0, in a game where the varsity played the first half of the game and the junior varsity played the second half.
With their own fans behind them, Baker took an early lead in the first quarter and would continue their momentum for most of the game.
Despite the Spartans having control of the ball for most of the game, the Wolves managed to put up some offense. Hayden Hanks returned several kickoffs for over 20 yards. In the second quarter, Tyson Bridges caught a pass and scored a touchdown. Following Bridges’ run into the end zone, the Wolves completed a successful two-point conversion, which brought the score 27-8
Although the Spartan’s offense controlled most of the game, the Wolves’ defense stepped it up at the fourth quarter, preventing Baker from scoring for the entire duration of the fourth quarter.
After the game, many of the fans who had sat in the bleachers or watched the game from their vehicles, waited at the entrance to the field to welcome the team before they made their way back to the locker room.
The Wolves will travel to Lodge Grass Sept. 13 to play the Indians.
JV Football Loses To Poplar Indians, 20-12
Less than 24 hours after the varsity game, the junior varsity Wolves’ football team faced the Poplar Indians, Sept. 7, losing 20-12.
The Wolves scored late in the second quarter Brady Babb ran in for a touchdown; the Wolves followed it up with a successful two-point conversion. They scored again late in the fourth quarter.
The defense also had their moments in the game, catching two interceptions that kept Poplar from scoring.
The junior varsity will travel to Sidney to play the Eagles, Sept. 14.