Montana high school football: Top stars, best performances in Week 10 of 2021 fall season

The first week of the fall 2021 Montana high school playoffs featured some fantastic standout performances.

Here’s a quick look at some of the top stars and best individual performances reported in time to be included here.

Note: Entries are based on information provided by coaches, statisticians, media members and high school football fans. Don’t see any details for your team’s game? Email some notes and/or stats to Doug at ketlet111@gmail.com.

MONTANA TOP STARS

Kade Boyd, Billings Central RB: Ran for two touchdowns and returned a blocked punt for a third in a 54-12 first-round playoff victory over Libby.

George Bucklin, Bigfork RB: Ran for three touchdowns and returned an interception for a fourth, all in the first quarter of a 49-0 first-round playoff victory over Glasgow.

Pat Duchien Jr, Florence-Carlton QB: Accounted for 275 yards of total offense, completing 11 of 21 passes for 150 yards and four TDs while adding 125 yards and another scores on 10 carries in a 37-0 first-round playoff victory over Cut Bank.

Miles Hoerauf, Whitehall QB: Accounted for 533 yards of total offense, completing 17 of 31 passes for 294 yards and two TDs while adding 239 yards rushing on 25 carries in a 34-22 first-round playoff victory over previously unbeaten Malta.

Ryan Krahe, Great Falls RB: Ran for 185 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries in a 41-14 first-round playoff victory over Big Sky, the Bison’s sixth consecutive victory that is the program’s longest in a decade.

Jacob Miller, Billings Senior RB: Ran for 105 yards and a touchdown in a 21-14 first-round playoff loss to Glacier.

Dalton Polesky, Miles City QB: Completed 15 of 31 passes for 160 yards and three touchdowns, and added a team-high 48 yards rushing on 11 carries in a 21-20 first-round playoff victory over Columbia Falls.

Jake Rendina, Glacier RB: Ran for 95 yards and touchdown on 27 carries in a 21-14 first-round playoff victory over Billings Senior.

Fynn Ridgeway, Frenchtown QB: Threw for 182 yards and a touchdown and added 48 yards and another TD in a 17-13 first-round playoff victory over favored Whitefish.

Gage Sliter, Glacier QB: Completed 16 of 24 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns in a 21-14 first-round playoff victory over Billings Senior.

Connor Sullivan, Glacier WR: Caught seven passes for 118 yards in a 21-14 first-round playoff victory over Billings Senior.

Levi Taylor, Bigfork RB: Ran for 143 yards and a touchdown in a 49-0 first-round playoff victory over Glasgow.

(Photo courtesy of Kade Boyd)

Doug Drowley

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