MANHATTAN — Sean Royce ran wild as Manhattan topped Columbus 27-14 in State B quarterfinal action on Saturday.
Royce piled up 146 yards on the ground on only 16 carries, scoring twice – including a game-clinching 20-yard scamper in the fourth. Royce also scored on a 20-yard run that gave Manhattan a 13-0 lead in the second.
Columbus took a 14-13 lead into the half after Tim Yeager found Austin Dayton with a 21-yard pass with 21 seconds left to play in the second. Dayton also hauled in a 17-yard score from Yeager earlier in the quarter.
Manhattan piled up 19 first downs to 10 for Columbus
Columbus — Austin Dayton 17 pass from Tim Yeager (Yeager kick). Dayton 21 pass from Yeager (Yeager kick).
Manhattan Christian — Kolar Briggs 5 run (kick failed). Sean Royce 20 run (Lee Paulson kick). Quinn McQueary 8 run (Gavin DeJong pass from McQueary). Royce 20 run (run failed).
Fairfield 54, Superior 21
SUPERIOR — Senior quarterback Matt Patterson rushed for 150 yards and two touchdowns and threw for two more Saturday as No. 7 Fairfield beat unranked Superior 54-21 in a Class B quarterfinal football game Saturday.
Weston Allen added 98 ground yards on 14 totes for the Eagles, while Chad Barrett rushed the ball nine times for 89 yards.
The Eagles (8-2) piled up 532 yards and scored the first 34 points of the game. Superior rallied to within 19 early in the fourth period, 40-21, behind a pass-happy offense.
But Fairfield responded with two touchdowns in pulling away for the win. The Bobcats finished at 7-3.
Superior QB Tanner Coon went 21 of 52 passing with two interceptions for 208 yards. Matt Campbell was his favorite target with eight receptions for 63 yards, while Goofy Eriksson caught six passes for 77.
Fairfield’s Collin Allen scored the first TD of the game on a 50-yard strike from Barrett. Allen finished with four catches for 114 yards. Patterson went 8 of 14 passing with one interception for 168 yards. Barrett threw the one TD pass and finished 1 of 1 for 50 yards.
Fairfield (8-2) — Collin Allen 50 pass from Chad Barrett (C. Allen kick), Weston Allen 1 run (C. Allen kick), Troy McInerney 55 pass from Matt Patterson (C. Allen kick), C. Allen 40 pass from Patterson (C. Allen kick), Patterson 90 run (kick failed), Patterson 15 run (run failed), W. Allen 14 run (C. Allen kick), C. Allen 40 interception return (C. Allen kick).
Superior (7-3) — Adam Kay 7 pass from Tanner Coon (Daylon Kuhl kick), Kay 8 pass from Coon (run failed), Goofy Eriksson 21 pass from Coon (Kay pass from Coon).
Cut Bank 38, Colstrip 21
COLSTRIP — Evan Anderson scored two touchdowns and No. 3 Cut Bank downed unranked Colstrip 38-21 in the Class B football quarterfinals Saturday.
Wolves QB Dillon Smith threw two scoring passes for Cut Bank (9-1). Smith also had a short four-yard run for paydirt.
Colstrip’s Tanner Yates scored all of the Colts’ touchdowns. Two of Yates’ scores came on passes from Ryley Shipp.
Cut Bank (9-1) — Evan Anderson 13 pass from Dillon Smith (Nathan Voeller kick), Smith 4 run (Voeller kick), Anderson 1 run (Voeller kick), Voeller 28 FG, Tyler Ollinger 61 interception return (Voeller kick), Scott Broebre 70 pass from Smith (Voeller kick).
Colstrip (7-4) — Tanner Yates 1 run (Karson Mennie kick), Yates 34 pass from Ryley Shipp (kick failed), Yates 65 pass from Shipp (Yates pass from Shipp).
Bigfork 15, Townsend 12
BIGFORK — Travis Knoll rushed for 275 yards and a touchdown as 10th-ranked Bigfork upset fourth-ranked Townsend 15-12 in the Class B football quarterfinals Saturday.
Knoll scored on a 75-yard run in the third quarter for the Vikings. He finished with 30 carries.
Connor Coleman scored the eventual game-winner on a 4-yard pass from Christian Ker.
For the Bulldogs, Colin Hoeffner finished with 20 carries for 117 yards and Dane Zipperian added 14 totes for 72 yards.
Townsend (8-2) — Colin Hoeffner 19 run (kick failed), Dane Zipperian 19 run (pass failed).
Bigfork (8-2) — Travis Knoll 75 run (Dillon Charlebois kick), Connor Coleman 4 pass from Christian Ker (Knoll run).