Written by John Plestina
Cocked and loaded with returning players for the next game with Forsyth (2-0), Friday, Sept. 19, the Wolves will have two starters back who were injured during the loss at Baker, Friday, Sept. 5, and the services of three players coming off a temporary suspension due to end of the last school year grades.
The Wolves are 2-1 in overall play and unbeaten at home with the 32-4 win over Lodge Grass, Friday, Sept. 12. One of the wins was over conference competitor Plentywood in the zero week game that does not count as a conference contest. The Wolves play Plentywood, Friday, Oct. 24.
“We’re 2-1 overall. The only thing that zero week [first game played against Plentywood, Friday, Aug. 29] doesn’t count for is the wild card in the playoffs,” head coach Bruce Knerr said. “There are two Class B wildcard slots for the playoffs.”
The Wolves will have their hands full with Southern 3B Forsyth. So far this season, no points have been scored against the Dogies. Forsyth beat Plentywood 43-0, Friday, Sept. 14, and Red Lodge 41-0 one week earlier.
“I heard that Forsyth is ranked No. 1 in the state right now by an unofficial poll,” Knerr said.
Reloaded with players who were walking wounded on the sidelines during the Lodge Grass game, quarterback Dalton Hafner and running back Wesley Weeks [both injured at Baker] are sure to be back for the Forsyth game.
“They control the ball and I see that they ran against Red Lodge,” Knerr said.
“Forsyth is very susceptible on the outside. They like to get physical and play inside,” he said. “We’re going to have to adjust and be a little bit more physical than them.”
In the Lodge Grass game, sophomore quarterback Brady Babb came off the bench to fill in for the injured Hafner and produced a winning running game.
Against Lodge Grass, running back David Knerr lit up the scoreboard first with a touchdown on a 5-yard run with 3:48 elapsed on the clock. Babb scored a 2-point conversion, giving the Wolves an 8-0 advantage. The Indians answered just once with a 3-yard run by Zane Horn. An attempted conversion failed.
The second stanza was scoreless and the 8-6 Wolf Point lead stood until after the intermission, when receiver Tyson Bridges returned the second-half opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown. The kick was wide and the Wolves started the third quarter leading 14-6.
Wolf Point scored three more times with a fumble recovery and 68-yard run by defensive lineman Kenny Boos in the third quarter and a pair of fourth quarter rushing plays by Knerr for 5 yards and a 1-yard scramble by running back Logan Nefzger.
David Knerr led the Wolves’ ground attack with 19 carries for 123 yards and two touchdowns. Bridges caught four passes for 68 yards and returned the second-half kick-off 85 yards for a touchdown. Sophomore Boos returned a fumble 68 yards for a touchdown. Senior Josh Nieskens led the Wolves’ defense with 13 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery.
The next day, Wolf Point’s junior varsity lost 18-8 to the Poplar Indians.
The Wolves lost sophomore lineman Dillon Wetsit for the season with a knee injury at Poplar.
“[Poplar] scored all their points in the first half and we shut them out in the second half,” Knerr said.
After the Forsyth game, the Wolves will take the show on the road for two games at Roundup (0-2), Friday, Sept. 26, and Harlem (2-1), Friday, Oct. 3.
Lodge Grass 6 0 0 0––6
Wolf Point 8 0 12 12––32
W: Knerr, 5 run (Babb run), 7:12
L: Horn, 3 run (run failed), 4:44
W: Bridges, 85 kickoff return (kick failed), 11:45
W: Boos, 68 fumble return (pass failed), 6:15
W: Knerr, 5 run (kick failed), 10:48
W: Nefzger, 1 run (kick failed), 1:59
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Four- and 5-year-olds took to the field at Borge Park Thursday, Sept. 11, for a Wolf Point Youth Soccer game between Walleyes Unlimited and Subs and Such. It’s anyone’s guess who won the melee on the field. Wolf Point Youth Soccer has leagues for children up to age 13. (Photos by John Plestina)
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Queen contestant Samantha Reed, 9, of Wolf Point during the 48th annual Go-Getters rodeo for children and teenagers, Saturday, Sept. 6, in the Go-Getters Arena south of Wolf Point with more than 50 contestants. Blake Ozark of Saco was named queen. (Photo by John Plestina)
The following are the winners of each event at the Go-Getters Rodeo, Saturday, Sept. 6: sheep riding, Ty Fourstar; goat tail tying, 8 and under, Teagan Erickson; goat tail tying, 9-13, Morgan Buckingham; goat tying, 9-13, Ty Murphy; barrel racing, 8 and under, Tally Berwick; barrel racing, 9-13, Talyssa Horn; barrel racing, 14-18, Randi Azure; flag race, 8 and under, Brody Hansen; flag race, 9-13, Talyssa Horn; flag race, 14-18, Chris Colgan; pole bending, 8 and under, Teagan Erickson; pole bending, 9-13, Alyssa Nordlund; pole bending, 14-18, Randi Azure; key hole race, 8 and under, Brody Hansen; key hole race, 9-13, Kassi Perez; key hole race, 14-18, Ashton Handy; steer undecorating, 9-13, Ty Murphy; and steer undecorating, 14-18, Chris Colgan.
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The Wolf Point Lady Wolves lost 15-25, 21-25, 25-17, 25-13, 13-25 at Glasgow, Saturday, Sept. 13.
Wolf Point recorded 32 kills with Mariah Weeks registering 26. The Lady Wolves also had seven blocks, three by Weeks; eight aces, three by Erin Presser; 66 digs, 17 by Ashtyn Hentges; and 34 assists.
At Plentywood, Friday, Sept. 12, the Lady Wolves lost 23-25, 24-26, 17-25. Christean Holen recorded 10 of Wolf Point’s 31 kills. Ky’lee Driftwood recorded four of the Lady Wolves eight blocks. Hentges had two of four aces and 17 of 67 digs. Sierra Hanks recorded 12 of 27 assists.
Baker defeated Wolf Point 11-25, 13-25, 13-25 Friday, Sept. 5. Holen led with three of 12 kills. Other stats were: Hanks, 11 of 12 assists; Ashley Page, two aces; Hentges, 19 of 50 digs; Weeks, two of three blocks.
Written by Brad Raab
Poplar Indians and Lady Indians have started off the season with two meets in place and things are looking positive. I have five runners that have returned from last season and they are Lane Headdress, Chris LeMay, Drew Reum, Brooke Boyd and Rachael Azure with many more that have joined this year; Brenden Brown, Richard Brown, Print Feather Earring, Barret Grant, Dion Hopkins, Andrew Moran, Jacob LoneBear, Boy Youngman, Little Skye Fast Horse, Grace First and Kamryn Azure.
The first meet was held Saturday, Aug. 30, here in Poplar. There were only a few runners that were able to compete in it and they were Andrew Moran placed 15th (19:08), Lane Headdress placed 17th (19:20), Chris LeMay placed 19th (19:35), Print Feather Earring placed 29th (22:50), and Dion Hopkins placed 35th (25:19) out of 39 total runners. Lady Indians were Little Skye Fast Horse placed 15th (24:04), Brooke Boyd places 24th (26:04), and Kamryn Azure places 27th (26:43) out of 36 total runners.
Overall, I was pleased the way Poplar runners represented their home meet and thanks to all the volunteers that helped out during the meet. They are Tom Granbois, Brent Moore, Kenda Stuehm, Keith Erickson, Andrew Schiedermayer, Jake Riediger, Molley Hovan, Griffin Ricker, Greg Gourneau, Loren Boadle, Loren Boadle, Patti Jo Black, Adriann Ricker, Karen Bauer, Colette Granbois, Izzy Youngman, Morgan Noorgard, Katharine Cutia, Dave Budak, Dorsey Young, Twilla Bearcub, Randi Belton, Georgie Gourneau and Mindi Burford. It was very much appreciated.
We traveled to Wolf Point, Saturday, Sept. 6, for a meet.
Overall the weather was very nice and good to see spectators and faculty of the Poplar School District there to help cheer on the Poplar High School and Middle School runners.
The runners were very pleased to see them there to cheer them on.
I’m pleased the way we have performed and am looking to see more improvement with meets to come.