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Big Sky-Butte Thursday Night Football.

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What? No Butte High weekly football thread? :thumb:

Butte up at the half, 54-35.

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Cook 18 for 23 for 306 yards at halftime, yes, halftime
 
AZGrizFan said:
Have they just completely stopped playing defense in Montana this year?

I was thinking the same thing, haven't a lot of the AA game been high scoring this year?
 
Butte 14 40 14 7 – 75
Big Sky 23 12 0 0 – 35
First quarter
MBS – Michael Banna 5 run (Conner Gordon kick), 10:14
MBS – FG Gordon 32, 7:03
B – Jake Eisenbarth 1 run (Sean Staples kick), 4:06
MBS – Preston Stewart 48 pass from Jesson Preston (Gordon kick), :47
B – Eisenbarth 4 run (Staples kick), :18.
MBS – Cory Diaz 84 kickoff return (kick failed), :06
Second quarter
B – Peter Granger 13 pass from Dallas Cook (Staples kick), 10:46
MBS – Diaz 16 pass from Preston (kick failed), 8:14
B – Cook 41 run (Staples kick), 8:02
B – Dalton Daum 24 pass from Cook (kick failed), 4:13
B – Paul Campbell 44 pass from Cook (kick failed), 4:01
B – Daum 72 punt return (Staples kick), 2:44
MBS – Alex Mustard 18 pass from Preston (pass failed), :57
B – Cook 2 run (Staples kick), :00
Third quarter
B – Daum 34 pass from Cook (Staples kick), 10:48
B – Daum 24 pass from Cook (Staples kick), 4:59
Fourth quarter
B – Cook 8 run (Staples kick)
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING – Butte (32-234): Cook 16-157, Eisenbarth 7-51, Daum 1-4, Tyler Earles 1-2, Kaleb Ferriter 4-17, Mason Ruppel 2-(-1), Tyler Wonnacutt 1-4. Big Sky (39-199): Diaz 15-84, Banna 15-91, Preston 6-(-1), Ryan Glenn 3-25.
PASSING – Butte: Cook 28-35-1 482. Big Sky: Preston 15-23-1 233.
RECEIVING – Butte: Daum 9-142, Granger 7-97, Campbell 6-111, Zach Johnson 2-56, Eisenbarth 3-68, Cory Farstveet 1-8. Big Sky: Mustard 6-108, Preston Stewart 3-68, Colin Bingham 3-34, Diaz 2-15, Seamus Lucostic 1-8.
 
jodcon said:
AZGrizFan said:
Have they just completely stopped playing defense in Montana this year?

I was thinking the same thing, haven't a lot of the AA game been high scoring this year?

Maybe. But then again when one player has 639 yards of offense in a game it might just be that there is a FREAK out there that no one has stopped all year.
 
Buttegrizzle said:
jodcon said:
AZGrizFan said:
Have they just completely stopped playing defense in Montana this year?

I was thinking the same thing, haven't a lot of the AA game been high scoring this year?

Maybe. But then again when one player has 639 yards of offense in a game it might just be that there is a FREAK out there that no one has stopped all year.

Fine, but it was 54-35 at HALFTIME.

That is a boatload of defensive FAIL. On both sides.
 
Buttegrizzle said:
jodcon said:
AZGrizFan said:
Have they just completely stopped playing defense in Montana this year?

I was thinking the same thing, haven't a lot of the AA game been high scoring this year?

Maybe. But then again when one player has 639 yards of offense in a game it might just be that there is a FREAK out there that no one has stopped all year.

Bozeman won't stop him either, problem is Bozeman may put up 80 on Butte. Can Butte score 81?
 
Cook, Butte High level Big Sky

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Thursday, Oct. 24

Dallas Cook dropped back to pass, but took a vicious lick from a Missoula Big Sky defender.

The Butte High quarterback straightened up and completed a 39-yard pass to Jake Eisenbarth.

That play, as well as any, illustrated why the Eagles couldn’t run with the big Dawgs from Butte.

Cook threw for 482 yards and ran for 157 more to carry Butte to a 75-35 Class AA football win over Big Sky on Thursday night at Missoula County Stadium.

The win moved the Bulldogs to 6-3, while the loss snapped Big Sky’s two-game win streak as the Eagles fell to 2-7.

Cook, listed at 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds, was 28 for 35 with just one interception while piling up those 482 yards. He threw for five TDs and ran for three more.

“I don’t think he has to worry about getting tackled,” Big Sky coach Matt Johnson said. “He’s used to shedding people off.

“He’s such a big body. It’s hard, he’s 280 or whatever. We made him move and made him miss some throws, but you can’t give a guy six seconds. They have a ton of skill. I think the receivers make him look so much better. Take away two of those guys and it’s a different story.”

Dalton Daum caught nine passes for 142 yards and three TDs, and also showed his sprinter’s speed by returning a punt 72 yards for a score. Peter Granger added seven catches for 97 yards and Paul Campbell caught six more for 111 yards.

For as lopsided as the final score was, Big Sky looked like the team in control early on.

Cory Diaz broke a 48-yard run on a well-designed trap play and Michael Banna finished off the opening drive of the game with a 5-yard TD burst.

Big Sky kicker Conner Gordon then squibbed the kickoff. Butte couldn’t handle it and Big Sky drove for a 32-yard field goal by Gordon.

“We were trying to put it on the ground and make them have to work for them,” Johnson said of the kickoffs. “We didn’t want to kick the ball to Daum; he’s a threat. It worked, we made them scramble on the kickoffs.”

The Eagles still led 23-14 following an 84-yard kickoff return for a TD by Diaz late in the first quarter. A 16-yard TD toss from Jesson Preston to Diaz had the Eagles on top 29-21 with 8:14 left in the half.

“We were fired up to come out and play and we executed things well to start with and got after them,” Johnson said. “We put them in the position we wanted to put them in.”

But the Bulldogs scored 26 points in the final 4:13 before intermisison to turn the game on its ear. Cook’s 2-yard TD burst on the final play of the half gave Butte a 54-35 halftime lead.

Big Sky was forced to abandon its strategy of running the ball to keep Butte’s offense off the field.

“We had done a good job the last few games of grinding it out,” Johnson said. “But they did a good job on defense on one series and that flipped the page. Then we were kind of scrambling.”

The Eagles lost the ball twice on fumbles and once on an interception. Twice they turned the ball over on downs.

The Eagles will head to Billings West for their final game of the regular season next Friday.

“We’ve been pretty resilient all year, keeping a good attitude,” Johnson said. “We plan on finishing strong and bringing some pride with it.”

Sports editor Bob Meseroll can be reached at 523-5265 or at [email protected].

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I was there, Cook could have thrown for over 500, but Butte purposely bled the clock on their last possession by always snapping it late and running it every play. He is playing phenominaly this year, very accurate and runs really well.

Daum, currently a Junior (was 2nd team All State as Soph), continues to be a speedy threat. As does the other starting WRs...
 
Buttegrizzle said:
jodcon said:
AZGrizFan said:
Have they just completely stopped playing defense in Montana this year?

I was thinking the same thing, haven't a lot of the AA game been high scoring this year?

Maybe. But then again when one player has 639 yards of offense in a game it might just be that there is a FREAK out there that no one has stopped all year.

Better be careful, might get arrested for bullying you know.
 
No question Butte has horrible defense. Other teams have ok defense but what can you do?

"But the Bulldogs scored 26 points in the final 4:13 before intermisison to turn the game on its ear. Cook’s 2-yard TD burst on the final play of the half gave Butte a 54-35 halftime lead."
 
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