Written by Devon Boen
The Wolves’ football team played Roundup on Sept. 14 and showed improvements from the previous games of the season. The score settled out at 40-21 in favor of Roundup, but coach David Knerr said it was a closer match for the majority of the game.
During the game, quarterback Tukker Toavs ran the ball 18 times for 38 yards, had three completions on 12 pass attempts for 42 yards and also scored a touchdown. Taylor Nygard ran the ball 12 times for 93 yards, scored one touchdown and had four tackles on defense.
Easton Copenhaver ran the ball 12 times for 68 yards and had 11 tackles on defense. Mechiah Zilkoski caught one pass for a nine yard touchdown, had a 75 yard kickoff return for a touchdown, and had 6 tackles on defense.
Sophomores Hayden Hanks caught one pass for 14 yards and Tyson Bridges caught one pass for 19 yards.
Junior Garrett Pronto had the most tackles with a total of 15. Freshman David Knerr ran the ball one time for 13 yards and had 11 tackles on defense. David Hopson had 11 tackles on defense as well.
Knerr was proud of his team and thought a few individuals stood out.
“Senior Mechiah Zilkoski sure brought a lot of energy with his two touchdowns and his hustle on defense and sophomore Dalton Hafner had a coming out,” Knerr said. “Overall, we are performing better every snap, I feel our best football is yet to be seen and Friday’s home conference opener with Plentywood might just be the game it all shows up for 48 minutes.”
The junior varsity team played Monday night, Sept. 18, against Poplar and earned a 49-6 victory.
Hafner played well, throwing two touchdown passes and running another one in on his own. Sophomore Josh McClammy scored two rushing touchdowns. Hanks scored one touchdown, Bridges scored two and freshman Austin Fourstar ran one in to finalize the score.
Knerr expressed his excitement over the junior varsity win.
“The JV defense was "lights out" all night long. The defense was led by Garrett Pronto, David Knerr, David Hopson and Nathaniel Paine,” Knerr said.
The JV team also displayed some camaraderie by singing happy birthday to teammate Justin Joe at the game.
The varsity boys will play again on their home field against Plentywood on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. The junior varsity team will play at home on Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. against Plentywood.