The high school all-star circuit comes to a lull now that the Badlands Bowl is behind us. The East-West Shrine Game is still about a month away, so camps and summer tournaments will take center stage over the coming weeks.
Billings Central's Avery Baldry, who was an all-state and all-conference defensive lineman for the Class A champion Rams last season, has signed on with Rocky Mountain College to continue playing football in the fall.
MILES CITY -- Eight high school football players from Billings have been selected to the Montana team for the 20th annual Knights of Columbus Badlands Bowl, which will be played against North Dakota on June 15 at Connors Stadium.
Mike Flamm knew. And he wasn’t the only one.
Connor Cerkovnik feels confident that “if we need three yards, I know we can grind it out.”
The stat sheet told a different story than the final score.
Avery Baldry is an imposing figure on the football field.
Senior lineman Avery Baldry has been a three-year starter on both offense and defense for Billings Central.
Late November football has become the norm for Billings Central, which has played in the State A championship game each of the past five years and six times in Jim Stanton’s 10 seasons as head coach.
Billings Central seniors Avery Baldry, Colton Welhaven, and George Smith preview the Rams' upcoming football season.
It wasn’t exactly a winter wonderland, but Billings Central survived nonetheless.
Two years ago it was Cole Cattelan. Last year it was Cole Moller.
Billings Central drove 92 yards on its last offensive possession, and Ryan Burke scored the game-winning touchdown with less than 1:00 left. The Rams edged Laurel 17-14 to move to 3-0 in the Eastern A.
Billings Central wanted to make a statement. Ryan Burke did much of the talking.
Avery Baldry of Billings Central heads downfield after catching a pass against Stevensville on Saturday, September 11, 2010.
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