The Loyola Sacred Heart football team kicked off their season with an impressive 49-14 home win over Conrad on Saturday at Rollin Field. Talen Reynolds rushed for 285 yards on 13 carries and scored six touchdowns.
“They played really well as a team,” Rams coach Todd Hughes said. “It was a good clean game. We made a few mistakes but I think they performed pretty well tonight, both offensively and defensively. We handled the ball extraordinarily well.”
Conrad led 8-6 early before Reynolds and the Rams turned on the afterburners. Reynolds scored on 23-yard and 2-yard runs to make it 20-8 after one period, then Loyola added three touchdowns in the second quarter on a 35-yard pass from Aiden Round to Declan Harrington and Reynolds on runs of 33 and 82 yards.
Loyola led 42-14 at halftime and added one more point in the second half on a 21-yard pass from Round to Malik Lyttle.
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The round ended 5 for 7 passing for 119 yards and two touchdowns. Taylor Jones led Loyola in tackles with seven.
High school cross country
Corvallis swept the tag team titles in their Kick Off Meet on Saturday. The boys won with 24 points, followed by Hamilton with 43, Ronan 79 and Stevensville 100. Hamilton rookie Taylor Doleac won the race in 18:03.3 followed by Corvallis senior Gavin Hagberg in 18:35.9. Corvallis’ daughters won with a score of 20, followed by Hamilton with 39 and Ronan with 77. Laurie Davidson of Corvallis won the race in 21:16.5, followed by teammates Violet Jessop in 21:22.4 and Autumn Benson in 21:53.7
hamilton finished with the best Northwest/Southwest Tipoff Tournament record this weekend in the Bitterroot Valley. The Broncs had a sparkling 11-1 record. Butte Central had the second-best record at 10-2, followed by Dillon at 9-3, Stevensville 8-4 and Polson 9-5.
Bozeman Gallatin won at Missoula Hellgate on Saturday 25-15, 25-17, 25-16. Gallatin also won at Missoula Sentinel, 25-17, 25-16, 25-14. Bozeman defeated Missoula Big Sky, 25-12, 25-17, 25-15. The Hawks also beat Hellgate, 25-16, 25-19, 25-20. Belgrade defeated Big Sky, 25-17, 22-25, 25-17, 25-23.