Montana high school football: Top stars, best performances in Week 12 of 2021 fall season

The state semifinal 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


Tyson Bauder, Hamilton DB: Had two of the Broncs’ six interceptions in a 28-7 semifinal victory over Fergus.

Isaiah Claunch, Billings West QB: Threw for 323 yards yards and two touchdowns in a 34-14 semifinal victory over Helena.

Zac Crews, Sentinel QB: Accounted for 351 yards of total offense, passing for 237 yards and rushing for 114, plus had a sack and two tackles for losses in a 42-21  semifinal victory over Glacier.

Beau Dantic, Laurel RB: Ran for 118 yards and added a 74-yard touchdown reception in a 28-14 semifinal victory over Polson.

Michael Deleon, Billings West RB: Ran for 214 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries in a 34-14 semifinal victory over Helena that sends the Golden Bears into a ‘AA’ title rematch against defending champ Sentinel.

Taco Dowler, Billings West WR: Caught eight passes for 179 yards and a touchdown in a 34-14 semifinal victory over Helena.

Pat Duchien Jr., Florence-Carlton QB: Threw three touchdowns in a 51-7 semifinal victory over Jefferson.

Adam Jones, Sentinel RB: Ran for 173 yards and three touchdowns in 42-21  semifinal victory over Glacier.

Kyson Moran, Laurel QB: Threw for 159 yards and two touchdowns, and added a rushing TD in a 28-14 semifinal victory over Polson.

(Photo by Dave Peppenger)

Doug Drowley

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