GERALDINE -- Geraldine-Highwood scored 28 first-half points en route to a 46-25 victory over Lima in the first round of the state 6-Man football playoffs Saturday.
Jake Malek scored on a 6- and 21-yard run in the first quarter for the fifth-ranked Rivals. Wyatt McKinlay also found the end zone twice, on a one-yard run and an eight-yard interception return.
Geraldine-Highwood 46, Lima 25
Lima (4-5) -- Gavin Duck 25 run (pass failed), Chris Sutton 24 run (pass failed), Stehen Herriott 1 pass from Duck (run failed), Herriott 44 pass from Duck (Duck run).
Geraldine-Highwood (7-2) -- Jake Malek 6 run (Darren Malek kick), Kelly Bronec 20 pass from D. Malek (kick failed), Wyatt McKinlay 1 run (Riley Kurtz kick), J. Malek 21 run (pass failed), McKinlay 8 interception return (pass failed), Dawson Baroh 5 run (kick failed), Tyler Hopper 13 run (run failed).
HOT SPRINGS -- Mike Gray rushed 12 times for 127 yards and four touchdowns to lead Hot Springs to a 66-8 win over Augusta in the opening round of the Class C 6-Man football playoffs on Saturday afternoon.
Gray scored on runs of 24, 13, 5 and 4 yards for the Savage Heat (9-0), who will remain at home to face Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap.
Wyatt Nagy had seven carries for 67 yards and scored on a 13-yard run. Tanner Hoff passed for 56 yards and two touchdowns.
Dave Cross scored three times for Hot Springs on runs of 5 and 11 yards, and on a 12-yard pass from Hoff.
Nagy led the defensive effort with eight tackles and a sack. Gray had an interception.
Hot Springs 66, Augusta 8
Hot Springs – Mike Gray 24 run (Martin Kvam kick); Wyatt Nagy 45 run (Kvam kick); Gray 13 run (Kvam kick); Dave Cross 5 run (kick failed); Cross 12 pass from Tanner Hoff (kick failed); Gray 5 run (Kvam kick); Jim Holland 42 pass from Hoff (pass failed); Gray 4 run (Kvam kick); Cross 11 run (Kvam kick).
Augusta -- Garrett Lee 3 pass from Garrett Krone (Thane Thompson kick).
BRIDGER – Trevor Christean threw for 358 yards and six touchdowns to lead Bridger past Terry, 62-22, in the opening round of the 6-Man playoffs on Saturday in Bridger.
Christean got the Scouts on the board in the first quarter as he returned one of six Terry turnovers for 15 yards and a touchdown to put Bridger up 6-0.
The ambush continued from there. Christean tallied four touchdown strikes before the first half ended, and a 22-0 Bridger onslaught to open the second half put any hopes of a Terrier comeback out of reach. The Scouts led 56-14 after three quarters.
“They were prepared for our running game,” said Bridger head coach Mike Mathis. “Fortunately we were able to take advantage of our matchups in the passing game and get guys open.”
Todd Simmons finished with four catches for 176 yards and three touchdowns, while adding 11 tackles and an interception on defense. Logan Cummings led the defense with 13 tackles and two interceptions.
Bridger (6-2) will host Valier in the second round on Saturday. The Panthers defeated Bridger, who was without the services of Simmons, 35-22 in Week 1 at Valier.
Bridger 62, Terry 22
Team (4-5) — DJ Hubbert 10 run (Hubbert kick), Hubbert 15 pass from Kyle Lassle (kick failed), Hubbert 15 pass from Lassle (Hubbert kick).
Bridger (6-2) — Trevor Christean 15 fumble return (kick failed), Todd Simmons 45 pass from Christean (pass failed), Logan Cummings 30 pass from Christean (kick failed), Cameron Grewell 35 pass from Christean (Simmons kick), Simmons 20 pass from Christean (Simmons kick), Grewell 10 pass from Christean (Simmons kick), Cummings 25 pass from Christean (kick failed), Simmons 35 pass from Cummings (Simmons kick), Wyatt Schroeder 55 run (kick failed).
MOORE -- Haden Wichman passed for 183 yards to lead Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap to a wild 47-46 win over Richey-Lambert in the first round of the state 6-Man football playoffs Saturday.
Wichman completed 12 of 17 attempts with one interception and three touchdowns.
Dakota Blazicevich rushed 11 times for 84 yards with a long run of 20 yards. Gavin Melichar ran for two touchdowns and caught one for three total. Carver Hofer had two touchdowns; one on the ground and one through the air.
Wichman, Melichar and Hofer each had 10 tackles for the victors.
Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap 47, Richey-Lambert 46
Richey-Lambert (5-4) -- Scoring plays not available.
Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap (5-3) -- Scoring plays not available.
GRENORA, N.D. – Brady Olson scored five touchdowns as Westby-Grenora ran past Custer-Melstone 50-14 Saturday in the first round of the state 6-Man football playoffs.
Second-ranked Westby-Grenora hosts No. 3 Big Sandy Saturday at 1 p.m.
Westby-Grenora 50, Custer-Melstone 14
Custer-Melstone (4-4) – Nick Ladwig 30 run (Ladwig kick), Ladwig 5 run (kick failed).
Westby-Grenora (8-1) – Brady Olson 15 run (Myka Penny kick), B. Olson 12 run (kick failed), B. Olson 66 run (kick failed), B. Olson 2 pass from Cooper Olson (Penny kick), B. Olson 24 fumble return (kick failed), Thomas Field 69 pass from C. Olson (Penny kick), Thayne Ekness 50 pass from C. Olson (Penny kick).
ALBERTON -- Clint Christiaens threw for 257 yards and seven touchdowns to lead No. 4 Valier past No. 7 Alberton 65-41 in the first round of the 6-Man football playoffs.
Christiaens finished 15 of 29.
Todd Mrystol scored four touchdowns for Alberton.
Valier 65, Alberton 41
Valier (8-1) -- Justin Sullivan 12 pass from Clint Christiaens (kick failed), Goerel Tatsey 7 pass from Christiaens (Sullivan kick), Cooper Hawke 12 pass from Christiaens (Sullivan kick), Cody Berg 74 kickoff return (Tatsey crom Christiaens), Berg 45 run (Chase Durnell kick), Hawke 42 pass from Christiaens (kick failed), Sullivan 28 pass from Christiaens (Durnell kick), Hawke 14 pass from Christiaens (pass failed), Sullivan 45 pass from Christiaens (Durnell kick).
Alberton (6-3) -- Todd Mrystol 10 pass from Jack Lehl (kick failed), Mrystol 25 run (Dylan Johnson kick), Mrystol 40 pass from Lehl (pass failed), Mrystol 61 pass from Lehl (Lehl pass from Mrystol), Keir Sanzano 45 pass from Lehl (Kain Jopak kick), Tyler Ishler 78 run (kick failed).