Class A roundup: No. 3 Laurel outlasts No. 2 Billings Central

Laurel vs. Billings Central football
Posted at 10:01 PM, Oct 01, 2021

(Editor's note: this article will be updated with highlights and scores as games finish)

Laurel 28, Billings Central 14

BILLINGS-- The Laurel Locomotives took advantage of some Billings Central miscues to stay perfect on the season with a 28-14 win Friday night at Herb Klindt Field.

Quarterback Kyson Moran scored Laurel's first pair of touchdowns on keepers for a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter as the Locomotives improved to 5-0.

Rams' all-purpose player Kade Boyd returned the ensuing kickoff deep into Laurel territory to set up a keeper from Adam Balkenbush drawing Central within 14-7.

Moran left the field with an injury on Laurel's next drive giving way to Gus Robertus who scored on a red zone keeper building a 21-7 halftime lead.

Central (4-2) turned in a long, time-consuming drive to open the third quarter, but another fumble led to Beau Dantic's touchdown run from just past midfield and a 28-7 Locomotives lead.

Boyd scored the game's final touchdown on a five-yard run for Central with 55 seconds left before Laurel covered the onside kick.

Polson 37, Columbia Falls 0

POLSON-- No. 4 Polson improved to 6-0 with a 37-0 win over Columbia Falls on Friday.

Xavier Fisher started the scoring for the Pirates with a rushing touchown. He followed it soon after with his second touchdown after Dawson Dumont picked off Columbia Falls quarterback Cody Schweikert.

Polson scored in all kinds of ways, however. At the end of the second half, a 26-yard carry by Pirate quarterback Jarrett Wilson, followed by a Colton Graham 25-yard carry eventually led to a field goal. Wilson threw for two of his four touchdowns in the second half to put the finishing touches on the blowout.

Class A Scores

Dillon 38, Butte Central 20
Frenchtown 38, Kellogg (ID) 23 (Thursday)
Glendive 49, Havre 37
Libby 47, Browning 28
Miles City 64, Livingston 0
Sidney 62, Hardin 15
Stevensville 50, Corvallis 8
Whitefish 48, Ronan 12