FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Eureka bombs Florence; Bigfork slips by Townsend

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Eureka quarterback Garrett Graves slices through the Whitehall defense during the first quarter of the Lions' 36-7 victory in Eureka Saturday. (Aaric Bryan/Daily Inter Lake)

FLORENCE Mason Davis recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown and ran 13 yards for another score and Brenton Pluid returned a punt 76 yards for touchdown as big plays helped Eureka (6-0 overall, 4-0 league) waltz by Florence-Carlton 56-20 in a Class B West football game Friday night.

Garrett Graves had touchdown runs of 16, 42 and 6 yards for undefeated Eureka.

Jake Kindel had scoring runs of 3 and 1 yard.

Eureka had 333 yards in total offense to 210 for Florence.

Graves was 8 of 15 passing for 105 yards and rushed 14 times for 102 yards.

Chet McCully had 79 yards on 14 attempts.

Hank Dunn led Eureka receivers with two catches for 40 yards.

Eureka led 28-8 at the half.

Eureka 7 21 14 14 56

Florence-Carlton 8 0 6 6 20

E Jake Kindel 3 run (Simon Granberg kick)

FC M. Zeiler 27 pass from C. Kohlman (K. Alm pass from Kohlman)

E Mason Davis recovers fumble in end zone (Granberg kick)

E Brenton Pluid 76 punt return (Granberg kick)

E Garrett Graves 16 run (Granberg kick)

E Graves 42 (Granberg kick)

E Kindel 1 run (Granberg kick)

FC Alm 8 pass from Kohlman (pass failed)

E Graves 6 run (Granberg kick)

FC Zeiler 26 pass from Kohlman (run failed)

E Davis 13 run (Granberg kick)

Bigfork 13, Townsend 7

BIGFORK Two big plays in the opening quarter was just enough to lift Bigfork over Townsend (2-4) in a Class A nonconference contest.

Randy Stultz ripped off a 32-yard touchdown run and quarterback Augie Emslie hit Anders Epperly on a 44-yard scoring pass.

Bigfork (5-0) led 13-0 at the half.

Bigfork had 272 yards of total offense to 134 for Townsend.

Emslie was 6 of 21 passing for 63 yards.

Stultz provided the bulk of the offense, rushing for 199 yards on 31 carries. He averaged 6.4 yards per attempt. He also had two receptions for nine yards.

Luke Taylor added 36 yards on nine rushes for Bigfork.

Epperly had two receptions for 47 yards.

Townsend 0 0 7 0 7

Bigfork 13 0 0 0 13

B Randy Stultz 32 run (Austin Varner kick)

B Anders Epperly 44 pass from Augie Emslie (kick blocked)

T Tanner Saltzman 20 pass from Tyson Racht (Nate Hill kick)

Charlo 66, Troy 8

TROY Landers Smith opened the Charlo scoring with a 33-yard punt return for a touchdown and Tyson Petticrew and Toby Odem followed with scoring runs of 40 and 49 yards, respectively, in a lopsided 8-man victory over Troy.

Charlo led 52-0 at the half.

Dylan Cummings scored on a 25-yard pass from Tyler Gromley for Troy in the fourth quarter.

Charlo 30 22 6 8 66

Troy 0 0 0 8 8

C Landers Smith 33 punt return (Tyson Petticrew run)

C Petticrew 40 run (Smith run failed)

C Toby Odom 49 run (Smith pass failed)

C Safety, 3:35

C Petticrew 37 pass from Smith (Smith run good)

C Garett Vaughan 2 run (Shad Andersen pass from Vaughan good)

C Vaughan 8 run (Isaiah Allik run good)

C Dominic Marquez 36 pass from Vaughan (Vaughan run failed)

C Bridger Foust 1 run (Marquez run failed)

T Dylan Cummings 25 pass from Tyler Gromley (Cody Osterberg pass from Gromley)

C Foust 18 run (Jayden Stevens run)

Browning 50, Libby 20

BROWNING The lights shut down in the third quarter of a tight Northwestern A contest between Libby and Browning.

They were turned back on after a brief delay, but things never got brighter for Libby.

The Indians outscored the Loggers 30-0 in the second half, including 24-0 after the light delay, to run away with a win.

With the victory, Browning (3-4, 2-1) moved into a tie for second place in Northwestern A with Polson, whom the Indians face next Friday.

Libby (1-6, 0-3) meets Ronan at home at 7 p.m. next Friday.

Libby 8 12 0 0 20

Browning 8 12 14 16 50

Scoring summary not available

Columbia Falls 56, Ronan 0

RONAN Columbia Falls (4-1, 3-0) had no trouble routing Ronan (1-5, 1-2) in a Northwestern A game.

No details were available.

Polson 16, Whitefish 10

WHITEFISH Polson defeated Whitefish in a Northwestern A contest.

Both teams came into the contest with 1-4 marks overall, 1-1 league.

No other details were available.

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