Prep football capsules: Class C 6-Man

2014-08-28T18:45:00Z 2014-09-04T17:42:03Z Prep football capsules: Class C 6-ManGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
August 28, 2014 6:45 pm  • 


Ekalaka Bulldogs

2013: 0-7

Head Coach: Tenadore Kittelmann

Frazer Bearcubs

2013: Junior varsity

Head Coach: Dean Blount

Froid-Lake Redhawks

2013: 5-5

Head Coach: Boyce Urdahl

Jordan Mustangs

2013: 5-3

Head Coach: Wally Harbaugh

Richey-Lambert Fusion

2013: 2-6

Head Coach: Shawn Lien

Key Players: Kyle Watson, Ryder Olson, Brock Frisbie

Coach Says: “I am very excited about this team. We have a group of guys who want to get better; therefore they work hard.”

Rosebud Wranglers

2013: 1-7

Head Coach: Dan Schrock

Key Players: WR/DE Kobe Treible (Sr.), RB Barrett Adler (Jr.), QB Shay Adler (Fr.), WR/DL Randy Kraus (Jr.)

Coach Says: “Our team is both small and relatively inexperienced. As such, our goals are to grow and improve steadily throughout the season.”

Savage Warriors

2013: 10-1

Head Coach: Jim Miller

Terry Terriers

2013: 5-4

Head Coach: Greg Mendenhall

Key Players: QB/DB Kyle Lassle (Sr., all-state), WR/S Lane Stickel (Jr., all-state), FB/LB Jordan Lassle (Sr., all-conference).

Coach Says: “We have a solid team with good experience and a lot of drive.”

Westby-Grenora Thunder

2013: 9-2

Head Coach: Troy Walters

Key Players: Thomas Field, (Sr.), Cooper Olson, (Sr.).

Coach Says: “Defense is a key to the Thunder. Need to become a better open field tackling team.”


Bridger Scouts

2013: 3-5

Head Coach: Mike Mathis

Key Players: FB/DE Trent Goldsberry (Jr.), RB/E/DB Austin Riddle (Jr.), E/DE Kyle Brandt (Sr.), QB/LB Ryan Zontner (So.)

Coach Says: “We have a good mix of experience and young players this year. There is a lot of talent across the conference and with the hard work we are putting in, we are looking to contend for a playoff spot.”

Custer-Hysham Rebels

2013: 6-3

Head Coach: Brad Hoffman

Key Players: WR/S Tate Rhodes (Sr., all-state), FB/LB Quane Russel (Jr.), E/DE Oz Munoz (Jr.).

Coach Says: “Experience, fairly good speed, not much depth.”

Fromberg-Belfry Falcons

2013: 1-7

Head Coach: Mike Storer

Key Players: RB/DB Triston Barker (Jr.), RB/LB Richy Eagleman (Sr.), QB Jonathon Damjanovich (Jr.).

Coach Says: “We have a lot of returning starters from last year, who had a great deal of playing time as underclassmen.”

Grass Range-Winnett Rangers

2013: 7-3

Head Coach: Jerry Fortner

Key Players: RB Logan Sluggett (Sr.), Derek Gee (Sr.), Jerrin Strenge (Sr.), Roman Wouman (Sr.), Chase Nunn (Sr.).

Coach Says: “ We look to build on the success from last season and what we learned as a first-year playoff team. ”

Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap Titans

2013: 9-1

Head Coach: Jake Stevenson

Key Players: LB/RB Gavin Melichar (Jr.), S/C Max Hertel (Sr.), S/RB Mark Deupree (Sr.), QB CJ Stevenson (Jr.), OL Aaron Walters (Jr.), DL River Hughes (Sr.).

Coach Says: “We return a strong core group of upperclassmen that have a lot of experience throughout their careers.”

Reed Point-Rapelje Renegades

2013: 3-5

Head Coach: Adam Wagner

Key Players: QB Tristen Prescott (Sr.), LB Cody Reynolds (Sr.).

Coach Says: “This year’s team is working very hard — should pay off!”

Roy-Winifred Outlaws

2013: 4-4

Head Coach: Nick Econom


Alberton Panthers

2013: 6-3

Head Coach: Mike Weller

Key Players: Jack Lehl, Tyler Ishler, Alex Monaghan.

Coach Says: “We have strong senior leadership and hard-working young talent.”

Hot Springs Savage Heat

2013: 7-2

Head Coach: Jim Lawson

Key Players: QB/LB Tanner Hoff (Sr.), TE/DE Nate Gray (Sr.), C/LB Lane Foster (Sr.).

Lima Bears

2013: 4-4

Head Coach: Colton Clarno

Lincoln Lynx

2013: 4-5

Head Coach: Shane Brown

Key Players: RB/LB Coletin Trump (So.), WR/DE Payton Peterson (Fr.).

Coach Says: “We might not be the biggest team but we play with heart and pride.”

Etc.: Lincoln made the second round of the 6-Man playoffs last season, but has only five players out and had to cancel its first two games.

Lone Peak Big Horns

2013: 4-5

Head Coach: Matt Bakken

Key Players: RB/DL Tanner Burton (all-state), QB Justin McKillop (all-conference), WR/DL Justin Mayse (all-conference), RB/K Cooper Shea (honorable mention all-conference).

Coach Says: “We didn’t lose any seniors last year, so we have a very talented and experienced group of players returning.”

Sheridan Panthers

2013: 0-8 (8-Man)

Head Coach: Ricy Anderson

Key Players: Sam Wood (Sr.), Nick Hoag (Sr.), Mike Hillicker (Sr.), Caleb Bowlby (Sr.), Lucas Lewis (Sr.).

Coach Says: “Looking forward to the new challenge of playing 6-Man. We hope to surprise everybody.”

West Yellowstone Wolverines

2013: 0-7

Head Coach: Dustin Portmann


Augusta Elks

2013: 0-8

Head Coach: Nathan Young

Big Sandy Pioneers

2013: 3-5

Head Coach: Walter Sivertson

Key Players: RB/LB Kyle Strutz (Sr.), OL/DL Cody Bailey (Sr.), OL/DL Jacob Schuster (Sr.), RB/LB Geno Menard (Sr.), QB/LB Zach Works (Jr.).

Coach Says: “We have a very strong conference this year with the defending state and runnerup team champs and our kids are looking forward to the challenge.”

Box Elder Bears

2013: 3-5

Head Coach: Ronnie Simpson

Key Players: QB/S Brandon The Boy (Jr.), RB/LB Bodis Duran (Jr.), WR/LB Shane Ketchum (Jr.), RB-LB Jake Jones (Jr.), OL/DL Jacob Bradley (Jr.).

Coach Says: “I’m excited to coach a great group of guys who have dedicated their summer to playing football.”

Geraldine-Highwood Rivals

2013: 12-0 (state champions)

Head Coach: Rod Tweet

Key Players: Jake Malek (Sr.), Darren Malek (Sr.), Logan Ferda (Sr.), Jordan LaFontaine (Sr.), PJ Alvers (Sr.).

Heart Butte Warriors

2013: 2-6

Head Coach: NA

North Star Knights

2013: 7-3

Head Coach: Steven Simonson

Denton-Geyser-Stanford Bearcats

2013: 10-2

Head Coach: Scott Sparks

Key Players: TE/LB Austin Morris (Sr., all-state), RB/LB Conner Bokma (Jr., all-state), QB/LB Kade Woodhall, (Jr.), RB/DE Bart Vaskey, (Sr.), C/DE Jessy Annala, (Sr.), TE/NG Tyler Lee, (Jr.), S Kendall Carpenter, (Jr.).

Coach Says: “We might not have as much veteran depth as last year, but we will put six guys out on the field offensively and defensively that can really play.”

Sunburst Refiners

2013: 0-9 (8-Man)

Head Coach: Dean Lerum

Key Players: DL/FB Jarret Bloch, (sr.), C/NG Forrest McEwen, (sr.), QB/S Tyler Tharp, (sr.), RB/LB Blake Morgan, (sr.).

Coach Says: “We have great size that we want to utilize throughout the season.”

Valier Panthers

2013: 4-4

Head Coach: Greg King

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