BUTTE — Philipsburg's Jake Mickelson passed for 205 yards and four touchdowns Saturday night to lead the Red Team to a 34-32 victory over the Blue in the 23rd annual Treasure State Class C All-Star 8-man football game at Montana Tech's Alumni Coliseum.
Mickelson hit Red offensive MVP Casey Schell of Froid/Medicine Lake for TD passes of 53, 32 and 25 yards. He also found Victor's Chad Jensen for a 29-yard score.
The Red needed all four, as a boisterous crowd of about 2,200 saw the game come down to a field goal attempt. But Chinook's Luke Whitney's 32-yard attempt sailed wide and right with 19 seconds left in the game.
Bud Roberts of Wibaux rushed for 78 yards on 19 carries, including a 2-yard TD run early in the fourth to cut the Blue team lead to 30-28.
Schell's 25-yard TD with 10:01 left in the game gave the Red the lead for good.
Chinook quarterback Adam Hayes passed for 188 yards and three touchdowns — a 10-yard strike to Logan Manzanarez of Power-Dutton-Brady, a 29-yard score to Chinook teammate Chad Beck and 18-yard strike to North Star's Cody Donovan.
Stanford's Seth Wildung hooked up with Big Sandy's Ryan Pokorny for a 30-yard TD completion. Wildung passed for 76 yards.
Stanford's Caleb Gee rushed for 69 yards on 11-carries, including a 3-yard TD run to earn Blue team offensive MVP honors.
Ronnie Shanks Jr. of Culbertson/Bainville earned Red defensive MVP honors, while Craig Wichman of Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap was the MVP of the Blue defense.