A pack of wolves is headed for the Class B playoffs.
Cut Bank extended its season with a 22-14 home win over Conrad on Friday night. With the win, Wolves secured a meeting with Huntley Project, No. 1 in the East, at the Huntley Project at 1pm on Saturday.
After a scoreless opening on Friday, Wolves (2-3, 2-6) fell 8-0 with 6 minutes left in game two when Conrad second quarterback Chris Graham Brinkley Evans shot down with a 65-yard score hit. The duo reconnected for the successful 2-point conversion.
Cut bank tied it when senior Shane Barcus rushed up center for a 1-yard touchdown with about a minute left at halftime. Senior quarterback Caleb deManigold hit Holden Boggs for the conversion across the middle.
The Cowboys (1-4, 1-8) responded with another long pass just before halftime, but the conversion failed and Conrad went into the break with a 14-8 lead.
Cut Bank scored on his first possession of the second half when Alex Wahl ran back and found Paydirt from 10 yards out. The conversion failed, leaving the teams tied 14-14.
Wahl had a huge punt return to set Wolves’ final score later in the third. Barcus had an important carry on the drive when he shoved a pack of Cowboys defenders another 7-10 yards, cheering the entire team. Cut bank pushed the ball further down the middle, then Skyler Peterson capped the drive with a run to the right touchline for a 9-yard score. Again, deManigold found Boggs for two-point play and a 22-14 lead that would hold.
Huntley Project (8-0) ended a perfect regular season with a 41-7 win over Red Lodge last week. The Red Devils were ranked 4th in the most recent nationwide Class B poll by 406MTSports.com.
Prior to the game, the following seniors were honored: football players Ron Grant, Tristen Sydenstricker, Skyler Peterson, Bradin Murphy, Damien Burke, Ethan Sullivan, Holden Boggs, Caleb deManigold, Shane Barcus, Jacob Hjartarson and manager Hadley Barbie; and cheerleaders Stefani Bohmer, Deon Northcutt, Cadence Kropp, Isabellia Cummins, Logan Hill and Cecilia Zaragoza Munoz-Perea.